Our Dentist Will See You ASAP for Dental Emergencies in Boynton Beach
Dental emergencies rarely keep to a 9-to-5 schedule. Fortunately, neither does Boynton Beach, FL dentist Dr. Hugh Rosenblatt!Dr. Rosenblatt on Dental Emergencies Read Transcript
The first thing—when somebody comes in for a dental emergency, you pretty much know why they're here. We try to eliminate that problem for them when they come in, whatever it might be. I try to take care of that initial problem that day so they don't walk out—say they had a toothache or something, I try to get them out of pain or get some sort of treatment started. Then they either come back for a follow-up or we try to get them in for a full exam and that way, I can examine everything so they don't end up having another emergency, so, to try to get the preventative treatment and get proactive with their health so we can keep them healthy.
Our extended hours make it easy to see us right away in a dental emergency. We’re here to address your need for urgent dental care from
- 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays;
- 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays;
- and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays.
- We’re even open on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A call in the morning normally guarantees you a spot in our schedule that same day. We can treat most of our emergency cases the same day, regardless of the time you call. If we cannot see you on the same day, we’ll get you in the following day as early as possible. And if your emergency can’t wait, we’ll advise you on what you need to do.
In addition to extended hours, we offer:
- Technology that helps us diagnose your problem quickly
- Two kinds of dental sedation to ease your anxiety and get you out of pain
- A wide range of treatments to address common emergencies, from dental crowns to tooth extractions
If you need emergency dental care, call us ASAP at (561) 737-8559.
Know How to Handle Some Common Emergencies
A dental emergency can pose an immediate threat to your oral health. Understanding when a problem requires immediate care and when it can wait will save you time, worry, and money. Here are some examples of common emergencies:
Cracked tooth– Minor cracks are probably better suited for a normal dental appointment, but if your crack is severe or if you are unsure, you should seek emergency dental treatment. Dr. Rosenblatt will use a veneer or a dental crown to fix your tooth and protect it from further damage. This also restores your tooth’s function, so you can go back to eating without pain.
Broken tooth– A broken tooth can be dangerous. It exposes the inner parts of your tooth and can lead to infection. Our Boynton Beach, FL emergency dentist will fit a crown to cover it and keep it from breaking apart further. If your break is too severe for a crown, you may need to have the tooth removed. You can restore the look and function of your smile with a dental implant following an extraction.
Missing tooth– Time is of the essence when your tooth has been knocked out. Find the tooth and get in to see Dr. Rosenblatt as soon as you can. Before you come, clean the tooth with warm water and submerge it in a cup of milk to keep it viable. This way, Dr. Rosenblatt will have a better chance of reinserting your tooth successfully.
Abscess– An abscess is a pocket of infection that develops under your gums at your tooth root. You’ll feel pressure and pain near the area. Abscesses are a danger to your whole mouth, as the infection can spread to other teeth and wreak havoc on the underlying bone. Call us immediately to get your abscess drained and your infection treated. Root canal therapy is another common way of removing an abscess.
In dental emergencies, call us right away at (561) 737-8559.