dental emergency

Accidents Happen! – What to do in the case of a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies can bring even the most reluctant person to the dentist. Dental emergencies like an injury to the teeth or gums could be potentially serious and should never be ignored. Ignoring dental problems can lead to an increased risk of permanent damage with the possibility of more expensive and extensive treatment later on. There are many types of emergencies ranging from bacterial, fungal and viral infections to a fractured tooth or dental restoration, each emergency requiring an individual response and treatment that is unique to the patient and situation.

Some Common Dental Emergencies:

  • Gum Abscesses
  • Pulpal Abscesses
  • Swelling/Bleeding
  • Broken Teeth
  • Pain on Biting
  • Inflammation
  • Trauma to the Tooth from an Accident

What to do in the case of a Dental Emergency:

  1. Contact us at Smile Sarasota and make an appointment to be seen as soon as possible. We have same day availability!
  2. The tooth or problem will be assed accordingly by the doctor followed by recommended treatment to get you out of pain and put your mind at ease.