Dental Emergency in Lake Worth, FL : Healthy Dental Expressions
Dental emergencies are scary and can have an immediate effect on your appearance. Don’t let your smile suffer – call Dr. Suarez to get the care you need today.
What is considered a dental emergency?
A dental emergency is any situation that is an immediate threat to the life of your tooth. This can be a little vague, so let’s look at some common emergency dental situations.
Cracked Tooth – Mild to moderate cracks are normally able to be treated by a simple dental veneer or dental crown, but cracks can also cross into the arena of dental emergencies. Severe cracks expose the inside of your tooth to the harmful elements in your mouth. Cracks typically need to be fixed quickly as you are in danger of going from a cracked tooth to an infected tooth or broken tooth.
Broken Tooth – A broken tooth is a big deal. Not only is a broken tooth unstable, painful, and not useful, but it is also vulnerable to bacteria present in your mouth. If you do not get this treated, it could break more and cause a lot of pain. It also may require an extraction if the damage gets too bad.
Dislodged Tooth – Time is against you when you have a tooth knocked out. You need to seek medical attention quickly. The longer you wait, the less likely Dr. Suarez will be to put your tooth back into place.
What do I do when I have a dental emergency?
The first thing you need to do is call our office at 561-877-3673. We will walk you through any steps you can do to help stabilize the situation, and we will also get you into the dentist as quickly as possible.
Will I be able to see Dr. Suarez the same day?
Yes, and you will not need an appointment to see him for an emergency. Simply come in during business hours, and we will see you the same day. We are trained to look out for the health of your teeth and the safety of your smile. We will be there for you when you need us, and we will take care of you and your smile during a crisis.
What about after-hours dental emergencies?
We will always have someone available to give you direction on your next steps. The office line will forward to a member of our staff when the office is closed. Once again, just call us and we will do all we can to help you save your smile.
What should I do if I have a tooth knocked out?
The first thing you need to do is find the tooth. Next, clean the tooth with warm water. Be careful to hold the tooth by the crown only and not the root. After the tooth is clean, submerge it in a cup of milk or saliva and get into the office quickly. We need to get your tooth placed back in your smile as soon as possible.