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Is a painful dental emergency ruining your day? A throbbing toothache or broken crown can make it difficult to concentrate or perform daily tasks. When you need emergency dental care, little else matters. In fact, neglecting to get the care from an emergency dental office when you need it can lead to even more serious dental problems later.
How Can I Find Emergency Dental Care Near Me?
There’s no need to suffer or risk your dental health by waiting for emergency dental care. Our emergency dentists in Tampa offer convenient, professional emergency care and pain relief during regular office hours. Just give us a call, and we’ll get you in as soon as possible. The goal of our skilled emergency dentists is to provide an accurate diagnosis, end your pain and determine if you need additional treatment to stabilize your condition.
We welcome patients that call with dental emergencies and encourage them to come in for treatment as soon as possible.
What Exactly Are Emergency Dental Services?
Emergency dental services include any urgent dental care tests and procedures that provide pain relief and resolution of dental problems that might get worse if left untreated. Our dentists routinely provide restorations, treat injuries, and manage severe pain and swelling during business hours. Here are a few of the emergency services that our office offers:
- Treatment of severe toothaches, pressure and oral pain caused by dental decay or injury
- Emergency tooth extractions
- Repair of chipped, cracked and fractured teeth
- Treatment to manage wisdom tooth pain or swelling
- Crown and filling restoration
- Treatment for dental infections
- Pain relief and correction of broken brackets and wires associated with orthodontic devices
When Is It a Good Time to Get Emergency Dental Treatment?
I’m not sure how serious my condition is. Should I seek emergency dental care near me to find out?
If you’re in pain or unable to function normally because of a dental problem, you should feel confident about seeking emergency dental care. Here are a few examples of conditions that warrant emergency treatment.
Fractured and Broken Teeth
Addressing a broken or fractured tooth promptly can help you avoid unnecessary complications like infection and further structural damage. Call us to schedule treatment as soon as the incident occurs.
Emergency dentists are often able to save knocked-out teeth if you can obtain treatment within an hour. To ensure the best results, handle your tooth by its crown and place it into its socket or inside your cheek to maintain moisture. Call us immediately for further advice and instructions.
Severe Toothache or Pressure
A severe toothache that occurs with uncomfortable pressure can make you feel miserable. Treatment should not be postponed or avoided, especially if fever, ear pain or other unusual symptoms occur.
While minor sensitivity to temperature is quite common, a sudden increase in symptoms could indicate a more serious underlying problem such as an infection or an impacted tooth. If your tooth suddenly becomes extremely sensitive, seek urgent dental care to determine the cause.
Tooth Decay and Cavities
Over time, tooth decay causes large cavities to form in your teeth. These may become noticeable when roots are exposed and pain and sensitivity develop. Our emergency dentists can treat cavities and relieve the pain associated with them.
Whether it’s due to injury, tooth decay or advanced gum disease, an abscessed tooth is always a problem that requires emergency treatment. If you develop signs or symptoms of an abscess such as draining sores on your gums, severe tooth pain and pressure, facial swelling, swollen glands, fever or foul mouth odors, call our emergency dental office immediately to schedule a visit.
Lost or Loose Fillings
A lost or loose dental filling leaves weak, vulnerable teeth unprotected. Call our office during regular business hours to receive prompt treatment.
Broken or Loose Restorations and Crowns
You may consider it more of a cosmetic problem, but a missing or broken crown or restoration leaves your tooth at risk of decay and damage. Our emergency dentists can provide a temporary or permanent restoration to maintain your dental health and your great smile.
Pain or Injuries from Orthodontic Devices
Metal braces can cause pain and injury when brackets become damaged or wires move out of place. If you are suffering pain or soreness from an orthodontic device, we can help stabilize your braces, relieve your symptoms and prevent further injuries to your mouth.
Tooth Enamel Worn by Teeth Grinding
Grinding your teeth while you sleep can cause significant damage to your tooth enamel. If your grinding problems suddenly increase due to stress or other causes, we can help by strengthening your enamel and providing a night guard to prevent further damage.
Sinus pressure is not always due to sinus disease. In some cases, a dental condition such as an impacted tooth or a hidden infection can be at the root of the problem. If you’re experiencing unexplained sinus pressure, we can provide a thorough examination to rule out dental causes or discover and treat them.
What to Do When the Problem Is Serious
My symptoms seem to be serious. Should I find an emergency dental office near me or go to the hospital instead?
Emergency dentists in Tampa are not equipped to perform lifesaving treatments in a serious medical crisis. If you experience severe or uncontrollable bleeding or swelling, or you sustain a serious injury to your head, face or jaw, seek help at your local emergency room or dial 911.
It’s a weekend night, and I can’t reach an emergency dental office near me. Should I wait to seek treatment?
The type of treatment you need depends on how severe or advanced your condition is and how much pain you are experiencing. For minor problems, waiting until morning may be acceptable. However, if you are experiencing severe or troubling symptoms, don’t risk your dental health or endure undue suffering. Seek care at your local emergency room instead of waiting for treatment by our emergency dentists during office hours. When you experience tooth pain or other problems during our regular operating hours, our emergency dentists in Tampa are available and ready to provide the care you need.
About Dental Emergency Costs
Emergency dental care costs vary depending on what types of procedures and treatments are needed for the individual patient. When you choose our office for your treatment, you can pay with major credit cards or take advantage of several convenient financing options. Our emergency dentists also accept most major dental plans. If you don’t have dental coverage, don’t worry. Enroll in our DentRite® discount plan to enjoy significant savings on dental services ranging from preventative and emergency dental care to major dental procedures. DentRite® is not an insurance plan. Everyone is eligible, and your membership even covers your family members.