Emergency Dental Care
Emergency Dentistry for Palm Harbor, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Surrounding Communities
At Prestige Dentistry, we know there’s never a convenient time to have a dental emergency. As your trusted dentists in Palm Harbor and Trinity, Florida, Drs. Beil, Pielak and Horwitz are here to provide emergency dental care when you need it.
Whether you’re in Palm Harbor, Trinity, Tarpon Springs or surrounding communities, call our office immediately to request an emergency dentistry visit if you have a severe toothache, have a broken, knocked out or badly damaged tooth or teeth, have a crown or cap that falls out, have something caught between or within teeth that can’t be removed, or experience unusual bleeding from teeth or gums. Any of these may require emergency dental care.
We do our very best to see patients experiencing a dental emergency the same day.
If your dental emergency extends beyond damage of the teeth or gums, (for example, if you suspect a possible fracture of the jaw, or have an injury to the tongue or lips which may require stitches), please go to the nearest urgent care center or emergency room for assistance.
Some situations can be remedied or improved by following a few simple tips. While these suggestions do not solve all emergency dentistry problems, they may offer comfort until you can come to our Trinity or Palm Harbor cosmetic dental office.
Crown or Cap Falls Out
If your temporary or permanent crown or cap falls out and you still have it, dry your natural tooth, apply a small dab of toothpaste to the temporary and reattach it. You may also use dental wax or temporary adhesive, available at most pharmacies. Please call our office so that we can professionally reattach your crown or cap as soon as possible.
Apply pressure using sterile gauze if you’re bleeding. Rinse the tooth gently under water to remove debris. Place the tooth into the socket it fell from and hold it in place until you get to our office. Otherwise, put the tooth into a baggie of milk and bring it to us so that we can determine whether reattachment is possible.
A cracked or broken tooth should be rinsed immediately with warm water. Then hold a cold compress against the area of the affected tooth (if it doesn’t cause pain) to reduce swelling while on your way to our office for emergency dental care.
Rinse your mouth and the area around the tooth, then floss around the tooth to make sure that debris is not causing the pain. Do not put an aspirin on the tooth because it can damage your gum tissue. Call our office for an emergency dental care appointment if the pain persists.
Something Caught Between Teeth
Use dental floss to gently remove the debris, and be sure that you don’t cut your gums with the floss. Do not use a sharp instrument to dislodge the debris. If floss doesn’t help, call our office for an emergency dentistry appointment.
Be careful to use proper head, face and mouth protection when playing sports or enjoying activities that are likely to cause injuries. At Prestige Dentistry, it’s our goal to help you keep your teeth for life.