Don't Ignore Dental Issues! Call Our Emergency Dentist in West Palm Beach FL
Emergency dentistry saves your smile from major oral health issues. Some clear signs of a dental emergency include excessive bleeding, persistent tooth pain, and facial swelling. If you believe you're experiencing a dental emergency, call our emergency dentist in West Palm Beach FL right away. Fast action will save your smile and protect you from other health complications that may come with a dental emergency.
Dental emergencies include:
• knocked out tooth
• oral injury/dental trauma
• oral infection
• dental abscess
• chipped tooth with a sharp edge
Immediate treatment by our West Palm Beach emergency dentist can save your smile and prevent the need for further treatments. Failure to treat a this right away may leave your smile vulnerable to long-term or permanent damage, and it could be life-threatening in some serious cases. Call our office right away if you suspect you're experiencing a dental emergency.
If you've knocked out a tooth:
• place the tooth in a napkin, milk, or back in the socket. Do not put the tooth back in the socket if it is a child's tooth since that may damage the developing adult tooth under the surface;
• call our emergency dentist in West Palm Beach to let us know that you are on your way;
• try to get to our office within 30 minutes of the tooth being removed
If you're able to get to our office quickly, we may save your tooth without needing further restorative treatments. If we are unsuccessful reattaching the tooth, restorative treatments will help repair your smile.
Protect Your Smile from a Dental Abscess
Dental abscesses are major oral infections that occur in the gums or jaw, near the tooth root. This type of infection has a major impact on your overall physical health and may be life-threatening if not treated right away. Make sure you're taking excellent care of your smile by following a proper oral hygiene routine. Regular visits to our office prevent major oral infections. If you notice severe, shooting pain in one area of your mouth, call our office right away to have it checked out.
What's not considered a dental emergency:
• slight but frequent pain
• chipped tooth with not sharp edge
• lost filling or cavity
While all these situations require a visit to our office, they do not require immediate attention. However, we do encourage you to call our office to have the matter taken care of at our next available appointment.
The best way to reduce your risk for experiencing a dental emergency is to maintain a healthy smile. Make sure you're visiting Family Dentistry of Forest Hill every six months for a dental cleaning and examination. While you can't always prevent a dental emergency from occurring, be sure to protect yourself from preventable oral health issues. Proper dental hygiene and regular dental visits keep your smile healthy and strong!
Call our office to book your next dental cleaning and examination. You can reach our team at (561) 585-5891 or by filling out a contact form directly on our site.