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Emergency Dentistry – Boca Raton, FL 

Fast Dental Pain Relief Right When You Need It

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Were you in an accident and one of your teeth or dental restorations was broken or knocked out? Do you have a toothache so painful that you can’t focus on anything else? If so, you should seek out urgent dental care right away, and all you need to do is pick up the phone and call us for emergency dentistry in our Boca Raton, FL dental office. Our team is often able to see emergency patients on a same-day basis. We’ll work to see you as quickly as possible so we can relieve your pain and get you back to your normal life, all with our gentle, caring touch.

Why Choose Us for Emergency Dental Care?

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

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If you or a loved one experiences a dental emergency, you can count on our team to provide fast dental pain relief right when you need it. The first thing you should do in a dental emergency is give us a call as soon as you can. From there, here’s typically how you can expect us to handle your situation:

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies include a wide variety of situations. Usually, they fall into one of two categories: trauma, or pain due to longstanding dental problems. No matter what kind of scary dental situation you’re facing, our team is more than qualified to quickly relieve your pain and get your oral health back on track!

But what should you do until your emergency appointment? How are we likely to treat your symptoms? To answer your questions, we’ve gathered some of the most common dental emergencies we treat below. Please click on one to learn more, or give us a call if you need more assistance.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies 

Dental tools and money representing the cost of dental emergencies in Boca Raton

The cost of treating your emergency will depend on the specifics of your situation. If you just need a prescription or a new filling, you will pay less than if you need a major or extensive treatment. During your emergency consultation, our team will provide you with an estimate for the cost of your care. We will also help you explore how insurance and financing may be able to help you comfortably afford your treatment.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

Closeup of toothbrush and toothpaste to prevent dental emergencies in Boca Raton

Here are some tips to help you drastically reduce your risk of facing a dental emergency:

Dental Emergency Frequently Asked Questions

X-ray of a toothache in Boca Raton showing results of root canal therapy

Our team is ready to help you handle dental emergencies. Before you save our dental office’s number in your phone and make us your go-to oral healthcare provider, however, you might have some questions about emergency dentistry and how we approach it. You might find the answers you are looking for below. If not, feel free to give us a call. We are always happy to address our patients’ questions and concerns.

When Should I Visit the ER Instead of a Dentist?

If you are bleeding excessively, have broken facial bones, or have suffered a serious injury to a part of your body other than your mouth, visit the local ER instead of your emergency dentist in Boca Raton. A visit to the ER may also be advisable if you have a high fever in addition to a severe toothache. Later, after you receive initial care for your problem, you can follow up with us. Wewill assess how your injuries affected your oral health and design a treatment plan to get your smile’s well-being back on track.

How Long Can I Wait Before I See a Dentist?

In some cases, you can care for your dental problem on your own for a few days without suffering any serious consequences. For example, a lost crown or a dull toothache requires prompt care, but such situations are not as urgent as a fully or partially knocked-out (avulsed) tooth. Avulsed teeth require immediate care. The sooner you receive treatment, the more likely it is that your tooth can be saved.

Regardless of what your situation is, you should phone an emergency dentist as soon as possible after your problem starts. They will provide you with expert guidance on what your next steps should be and let you know whether it is safe to delay treatment for a few days.

Will Emergency Treatment Affect the Way My Smile Looks?

Our dentist is a highly experienced, which means that he is highly trained in how to create dental restorations that feel, function, and look like real teeth. In most cases, he is able to repair or replace teeth in a way that beautifully complements an individual’s natural facial characteristics and that looks completely natural.

Will My Emergency Treatment Be Painful?

Patient comfort is one of our top priorities. Anesthesia ensures that the area where we are working is numb. Sedation is also available for patients who require extensive treatment or who feel a bit apprehensive about undergoing dental procedures. Following your appointment, your mouth may be a little sore. However, the pain from your dental emergency will be gone. Depending on the nature of the problem that we treat, you may feel completely better within a few days to a week.

How should I sleep with tooth pain?

Before we provide some helpful tips on how to sleep with tooth pain, it’s important that we mention that you shouldn’t take the “wait and see” approach when abnormal dental symptoms arise. In other words, we only recommend taking these steps if absolutely necessary, like your emergency exam isn’t until the following morning. With all of that said, we recommend avoiding crunchy, acidic, and sugary foods at dinner since they can exacerbate your discomfort. Additionally, use a cold compress for 10 minutes at a time, take OTC pain medication 30 minutes before bed (following the directions on the label), and keep your head elevated while you sleep by propping yourself up on a few pillows.

What does throbbing tooth pain mean?

Throbbing tooth pain is almost always a sign of serious dental damage. So, don’t hesitate to contact our emergency dentist in Boca Raton to schedule an exam within the next day or two. That way, they can pinpoint the root of the problem and the necessary restorative care before the situation gets worse.

My chipped tooth doesn’t hurt. Do I still need to visit?

It’s important to remember that your teeth cannot regenerate. So, if you chip one or more of your teeth, you should schedule an appointment with us – even if you aren’t in pain. The sooner you do, the sooner we can assess the damage and determine if we need to intervene to protect the tooth from further harm.

What is causing my jaw pain?

At first, a slight pain in your jaw may not seem like much of an issue. However, it’s possible for it to progress to the point where it makes everyday things like eating and speaking painful. For that reason, we recommend closely monitoring your symptoms and reaching out to us if the soreness or discomfort persists for more than 24 hours or it seems to be getting worse. From there, we can schedule a time for you to come in for the necessary X-rays and visual exam to determine if impacted wisdom teeth, chronic teeth grinding, or TMJ dysfunction is the source.

Can superglue be used to repair broken dentures?

No, superglue cannot be used to repair broken dentures. In fact, you shouldn’t use any household items you have because they may contain toxins that are not safe to ingest (which is the case with superglue). We also don’t recommend using at-home denture repair kits. Instead, you should call us ASAP to let us know what happened and how severe the break is. Then, we can determine the best way to proceed.

Should knocked-out teeth be placed in water?

If your tooth is covered in mud or some other debris, then you can use some clean water to gently rinse it off. Outside of that, you shouldn’t use water for knocked-out teeth. The best way to preserve the root surface cells is by placing the tooth back in its socket or placing it in a clean container filled with milk.

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