Dental Emergency

Dental Care of Deerfield Beach -  - Cosmetic Dentist

Dental Care of Deerfield Beach

Cosmetic Dentists & General Dentists located in Deerfield Beach, FL

If you have a severe toothache, infection, or dental trauma, you may have a dental emergency that requires immediate care. At Dental Care of Deerfield Beach in Florida, Juan Figueroa, DDS, and his skilled staff offer emergency dentistry to help you eliminate unwanted complications such as losing your natural teeth. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, call the office now or schedule your same day appointment online.

Dental Emergency Q & A

What is considered a dental emergency?

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A dental emergency is when you have an immediate need to repair and restore your tooth prior to suffering more dire consequences such as dental infection or permanently losing your natural tooth.

Common dental emergencies include:

  • A dislodged tooth
  • Severe tooth pain
  • Uncontrollable bleeding in your mouth
  • Damage to the soft tissue of the mouth
  • A lost filling or crown
  • A cracked or fractured tooth

Dental Care of Deerfield Beach offers same-day treatments for dental emergencies to help relieve you of any pain or bleeding. Because some people may be unsure if what they’re experiencing is truly a dental emergency, you’re welcome to call Dr. Figueroa and his staff to make sure.

How can I tell if I have a tooth infection?            

Dental pain can make living your normal life extremely challenging. If you’ve experienced any dental trauma or are aware you have gum disease, you may have a tooth infection.

Common symptoms of a tooth infection are:

  • Face or cheek swelling
  • Foul-smell in your mouth
  • Tender, swollen lymph nodes
  • Severe throbbing toothache
  • Extreme sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Pain when biting or chewing

If you experience any of the above symptoms, it’s crucial you have Dr. Figueroa examine your teeth because if your infection isn’t treated quickly, it could result in a pocket of pus, known as a tooth abscess.

What do I do if my tooth gets knocked out?

If your tooth gets knocked out, make sure to pick up the tooth by its crown, and never touch the root. Try to insert your tooth back into the socket, but if that doesn’t work, then place your tooth in a glass of milk. If you don’t have any milk, don’t put your tooth into a glass of water as that can ruin the chances of saving your tooth. As a last resort, place the tooth in under your tongue to keep it moist.

By following the above guidelines, you’ll have your best chances of not losing your natural tooth.

If you believe you’re having a dental emergency, remain calm and call Dr. Figueroa as soon as you can at Dental Care of Deerfield Beach or book your same day appointment online.