September 7, 2017
Your smile is often the first thing someone notices about you. When something happens to damage your smile, like a cracked or missing tooth, it can be easy to panic.
Fortunately, for patients in Boynton Beach, FL, your solution may be just a phone call away.
There’s no denying a dental emergency is scary. At Hugh B. Rosenblatt Family Dentistry, we are here when you need us to make sure you get the care you need.
If you think you may be having a dental emergency, it’s important that you get it taken care of as soon as possible to prevent further damage. So how can you tell if you’re actually having a dental emergency?
What Is A Dental Emergency?
If you notice a nagging toothache, first try to rinse your mouth with warm water. Then try to use floss to remove any food that may have gotten stuck. If you notice your mouth is swollen, place a cold compress on the outside of the area. Avoid putting a painkiller near the aching tooth because it can burn the gum tissue.
- Cracked tooth
Minor cracks can likely be taken care of at a routine visit with your dentist, but if you think the crack is severe or you’re concerned about it, it might be a good idea to seek emergency treatment.
Depending on the severity of the crack, we will fix your tooth with a dental crown or a veneer to prevent more damage. You can then go back to eating like normal.
- Broken tooth
A broken tooth can be dangerous if you don’t get it taken care of soon enough. When a tooth breaks, the inner parts of your tooth are exposed, which puts you at risk for infection. We can use a crown to cover the broken tooth and prevent it from breaking even more. If the break is severe, you might have to have your tooth extracted. A dental implant will then be used to restore your smile.
- Missing tooth
If you knocked out your tooth, save it and come in to see us as soon as possible. Until then, use warm water to clean the tooth and keep it submerged in a cup of milk until you can make it to our office. Doing so will give us the best chance at successfully reinserting the tooth.
An abscess is a space under your gums at your tooth root where an infection has developed. An abscess usually causes pain and pressure in the area. They’re dangerous for your whole mouth because the infection can spread to your other teeth and cause damage to your bone. If you think you have an abscess, call us right away so we can drain it. Another treatment option is root canal therapy.
What Should I Do For A Dental Emergency?
If you think you have a dental emergency, it’s important you call our office right away at (561) 877-3802. When you call, we can give you advice on what you should do based on your individual situation. Because your oral health is our top priority, we will do everything we can to make sure you get the help you need as soon as you can get it.
If you call us in the morning, we can usually get you an appointment with Dr. Rosenblatt that same day. We try to treat most emergency cases the same day, no matter what time you call, but mornings are certainly your best option.
However, we know that you can’t exactly control when an emergency happens. If we can’t get you in to see Dr. Rosenblatt the same day, we will have you come in as early as possible the next day.
Dental Emergency Care & Treatment
Don’t suffer or worry any longer. You can call our dentist office in Boynton Beach, FL at (561) 877-3802. We will walk you through your next steps in case of an emergency. If you call in the morning with an emergency, we can usually see you that same day. We will work to make sure you are well taken care of and your mind is put at ease.
You can also call to schedule a routine dental exam and cleaning or visit us online to schedule an appointment.