Emergency Dentistry in Plantation, FL
Our Plantation dentistry understands very well how dental emergencies are sudden, inconvenient, and often terrifying. That's why our team of experienced and trusted dental specialists is here to help during this trying time. If you've experienced a dental injury or any serious pain that you feel constitutes an emergency, please don't hesitate to contact us as soon as possible at (954) 424-6500. We'll schedule an emergency same-day dental appointment for you so that you can receive the revitalizing care your smile needs to regain its full health and vitality. In the meantime, below are some tips for what you can do to improve your situation until you reach our office.
At-Home Care for Dental Emergencies
Knocked Out Tooth
Rinse the tooth very gently in order to remove any unwanted debris. Then, place it back into its socket and hold it in place. If this isn't possible, place it in a cup or plastic baggie of milk and bring it with you to our office. Once you arrive, our team will be able to determine if reattachment is a possible option.
Rinse the tooth immediately with warm water. Then, hold a cold compress to your cheek on the way to our office in order to keep swelling to a minimum.
Temporary Crown Comes Loose
Do you still have the crown? If so, dry the tooth, apply a small amount of toothpaste to the temporary, and then gently reattach it. Temporary adhesive or dental wax from your local pharmacy can also be used. This will protect the tooth in question until you’re able to reach our office.
Rinse your mouth, paying special attention to the area around the hurting tooth. Also, floss thoroughly to make sure that no caught food particles are causing the problem. If the pain persists, please don’t hesitate to contact us.