A dental emergency can happen at any time. Tooth pain or damage, broken restorations, and lost teeth are reasons to seek same-day care. We leave time in our daily schedule to help patients who need emergency care to receive prompt treatment. However, if patients have other non-dental injuries that require medical care, we recommend that they visit a hospital before our office.
Once patients are healthy enough, they can visit the dentist. We welcome patients to learn more about our emergency dental services in Sarasota, FL, and how to deal with sudden dental problems at home. Providing solutions to dental emergencies is just one of the general dentistry services we offer the public in Sarasota, Florida.
Why We Offer Emergency Dentistry?
Treating a patient experiencing a dental emergency could mean the saving a tooth and even keeping them from getting very sick. Emergency dental care prevents further complications, minimizes pain, and helps preserve teeth and gums.
A dental issue can get worse rapidly. Without prompt treatment, it can lead to irreversible damage. Seeking help as soon as possible ensures you will receive a diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care. This contributes to the overall success of dental emergency management.
Emergency Dentistry in Sarasota, FL
Learn more about what to do in a dental emergency. Whether you’re dealing with a toothache, a broken tooth, or a different dental emergency, Dr. Benson wants you to know what to do in that situation. Always contact our office for further instructions and to help assist you. Quick intervention is crucial to control bleeding, prevent complications, and to protect your overall oral health.
Lost Permanent Tooth
Have you just lost a tooth? It is vital to act as quickly as possible. You may even be able to place the tooth back in the socket if done properly.
Retrieve the tooth without touching the root. Gently rinse it off if it is dirty and attempt to reinsert it into the socket. Gently bite down to hold the tooth in place. If you cannot to get the tooth back in the socket, store the tooth in a cup of milk or saliva.
Contact us immediately for emergency dental care. Time is critical for re-implantation of a lost tooth. We will supply you with any further instructions for care and treatment. If we are unable to save your tooth, we offer several options to replace it including a dental bridge or a dental implant.
Broken Dental Restoration
If you notice that your dental restoration is broken or has fallen out, you should act quickly. A missing or broken dental crown, dental bridge, dental filling, or fixed denture can leave some of your teeth vulnerable to further damage, decay, and sensitivity.
First, try to retrieve the dental restoration or any pieces that fell off. Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area. Avoid chewing on the affected side to keep the tooth safe and avoid further damage. Contact the office of Dr. Benson right away for further instructions and to schedule an appointment. Delaying professional attention may lead to discomfort, sensitivity, or further damage. Depending on your situation, Dr. Benson can replace the restoration or make plans to provide a replacement.
If you damage a tooth, it may or may not be a dental emergency. A small tooth chip or crack is not an emergency. However, if large pieces of enamel are missing, please contact our office for further advice. Quick response enhances the chances of successful treatment and preserves the tooth’s integrity.
You will need to collect any pieces of tooth if possible. Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area around the tooth. Also, if you notice any bleeding, apply gauze or a clean cloth to the tooth. Use a cold compress to reduce swelling, and take over-the-counter pain relievers if necessary. Avoid chewing on the affected side. Depending on the extent of tooth damage, you may need dental bonding, porcelain veneers, or a dental crown.
If you have severe tooth pain, start by rinsing your mouth with warm water. Then floss in between your teeth to ensure there’s no debris causing the discomfort. You can take over-the-counter pain relievers and apply ice to the outside cheek to help with the swelling. Call our office to book an appointment and for further instructions and advice.
There can be many causes of a toothache, from a dental injury to an abscess. Once we find the source of your pain, we will recommend the appropriate treatment. For instance, we will provide a dental crown, dental veneers, or bonding treatment if you have a broken tooth. If you have a cavity or tooth abscess, we may recommend a root canal and dental filling.
If you experience an oral injury and the bleeding is persistent, seek emergency dental or medical care. Persistent bleeding in your mouth requires immediate attention. Gently rinse your mouth with cold water and apply continuous, gentle pressure to the bleeding area using a clean gauze or cloth.
It is normal for patients to experience bleeding gums if they have gum inflammation or gingivitis. Additionally, it is normal for bleeding to persist after a dental extraction. However, it is not normal for patients to experience excessive bleeding.
If you continue bleeding for days after your dental surgery, contact our office, and we can stave off the bleeding. Furthermore, if you experience bleeding gums that do not go away after you brush and floss, you may need a deep cleaning in our office.
If you suspect a dental abscess, it is vital to contact our dental office right away. A dental abscess is considered a dental emergency. It can lead to severe complications if untreated. Dental abscesses require professional attention to prevent the infection from spreading and to preserve your teeth.
Until your appointment, rinse your mouth with warm saltwater to alleviate discomfort. Avoid applying heat or cold directly to the affected area. Over-the-counter pain relievers can help manage pain. Contact us immediately for an emergency appointment.
Contact Our Office For Emergency Dentistry in Sarasota, FL
If you have a dental emergency, call Integrated Dental at 941-270-9755. Additionally, if you do not have a dental emergency but require dental care, you may make a dental appointment on our website.