Emergency Dental Care in Plantation

Emergency Dental Care

Our office offers emergency dental care on weekends and evenings. If you have a severe toothache or you have experienced an injury to a tooth, our doctor can provide same-day emergency dental care when possible. You may call our office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to schedule an appointment. 

Emergency Dental Care Plantation

During your emergency visit, we will diagnose the problem and provide an appropriate treatment plan. Our emergency treatments include:

  • Tooth pain relief
  • Recementing crowns, bridges and veneers
  • Restoring chipped, broken or decayed teeth
  • Emergency root canal treatments
  • Emergency extractions
  • Abscess (infection) treatments

Hours of Operation

8AM - 7PM
8AM - 7PM
8AM - 5PM
8AM - 5PM
8AM - 7PM
9AM - 1PM
Every other Saturday
Book an appointment Call us at 954-476-4537...
we answer our phones 24/7!

Dental Emergencies

Emergency #1: “I have a toothache”

Usually, a severe toothache indicates that the tooth has some nerve damage, decay, a loose filling or infection. It is important to try to keep the area as clean as possible. Rinse the mouth out with warm water and gently use dental floss or an interdental cleaner to ensure that there is no food or other debris caught between the teeth. Never put aspirin or any other painkiller against the gums near the aching tooth because it can burn the gum tissue. Call our office at 954-476-4537 to schedule an appointment. Our doctor will evaluate the cause of the toothache and help you get relief. 

Emergency #2: ”I broke/chipped my tooth”

Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area around the broken tooth. Use cold compresses on the area to keep any swelling down. The treatment necessary to repair a chipped or cracked tooth depends on the situation. Call us immediately so we can evaluate the injury and recommend the appropriate treatment.

Emergency #3: “Something is stuck between my teeth”

Try to gently remove the object with dental floss and pay special attention to avoiding injury to the gums. Never use a sharp instrument to remove any object that is stuck between your teeth. If you can’t dislodge the object using dental floss, contact us for an emergency appointment.

Emergency #4: “I lost a filling

A lost filling is a serious issue because the exposed area is vulnerable to the accumulation of food and bacteria, which could lead to the sensitive pulp of the tooth becoming infected. Call us immediately for an appointment.

Emergency #5: “I have an abscess on my tooth”

Abscesses are infections that occur around the root of a tooth or in the space between the teeth and gums. Abscesses are a serious condition that can damage tissue and surrounding teeth, with the infection possibly spreading to other parts of the body if left untreated.

If you have a severe throbbing pain and the tooth feels as though it is raised out of the socket and is loose, try using a mouthwash consisting of a teaspoonful of salt in a glass of warm water. Hold each mouthful for about one minute and repeat the procedure 3 times daily. Never put heat on the outside of the face. Call us immediately for an emergency appointment.

Emergency #6: “My tooth got knocked out”

Retrieve the tooth, hold it by the crown (the part that is usually exposed in the mouth), and rinse off the tooth root with water if it's dirty. Do not scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments. If possible, try to put the tooth back in place. Make sure it's facing the right way. Never force it into the socket. If it's not possible to reinsert the tooth in the socket, put the tooth in a small container of milk (or cup of water that contains a pinch of table salt if milk is not available) or a product containing cell growth medium, such as Save-a-Tooth. In all cases, see your dentist as quickly as possible. Knocked out teeth with the highest chances of being saved are those seen by the dentist and returned to their socket within 1 hour of being knocked out. Go immediately to your dentist within 30 minutes is possible. Don't forget to bring the tooth. Call us immediately for an emergency appointment.

Emergency #7: “I injured my tongue/lip/cheek”

Soft tissue injuries to areas such as the tongue, cheek, or lip, may be caused by a trauma or by accidentally biting yourself.  Rinse your mouth with a mild salt-water solution. Use a moistened towel, piece of gauze, or tea bag to apply pressure to the bleeding site. Apply steady pressure for 15 to 20 minutes. To both control bleeding and relieve pain, hold a cold compress to the outside of the mouth or cheek in the affected area for 5 to 10 minutes. If the bleeding doesn't stop, go to a hospital emergency room right away. Continue to apply pressure on the bleeding site with the gauze until you can be seen and treated. If the bleeding stops but the area becomes swollen, painful or seems infected, call us for an emergency visit.

Emergency #8: “I have a problem with my metal braces/retainers”

If a wire is causing irritation, cover the end with a small cotton ball, beeswax or piece of gauze, until you can get to the dentist. If a wire gets stuck in the cheek, tongue or gum tissue, do not attempt to remove it. If an appliance becomes loose or if it breaks off, take all of the pieces of the appliance to your appointment. Call us immediately for an appointment.

Emergency #9: “I lost my crown”

If the crown falls off, make an appointment to see your dentist as soon as possible and bring the crown with you. If possible, slip the crown back over the tooth. Before doing so, coat the inner surface with an over-the-counter dental cement, toothpaste, or denture adhesive, to help hold the crown in place. Do not use super glue. Call us immediately for an emergency appointment.

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