Emergency Dental Care
There are all sorts of dental emergencies, but the one thing they have in common is that you need relief, and you need it now! At Quality Dental Care, we are equipped to handle a wide range of emergencies from a lost crown to severe pain. Whatever your concern, we will provide the care and relief you need and get you back on your way.
Types of Emergencies We Treat
Even if you are proactive with your oral health, a problem can occur, and when it does, you want to know you have a skilled, experienced team to whom you can turn. We handle a wide range of dental emergencies including:
- Dental decay
- Broken or chipped tooth
- Lost crown or filling
- Tooth pain
- Dental infections
- Broken denture
- Knocked-out tooth
When you have a problem, and you’re not sure if it’s an emergency, please call our Lakeland, FL dental office right away. A knowledgeable member of our team will listen to your concerns and give you instructions for handling things until you can get to our office for treatment.
Steps to Take in an Emergency
It can be challenging to think clearly when you or a loved one has an emergency, so here are a few tips to keep in mind to prepare you:
- Toothache – Call us first, then try taking an over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen to relieve the pain. You can also place a cold compress on and off your face for 20-minute intervals.
- Lost crown or filling – In many cases, we can recement a crown back in place, however, a broken filling will need to be replaced. Gather the crown or the tooth fragments and bring them with you to our office.
- Broken denture – We know you don’t want to go without teeth for a moment longer than necessary, and if you bring it to us first thing in the morning, we may have it ready for you by the end of the day.
- Knocked-out tooth – This is the most critical of all dental emergencies. There is about a two-hour window in which we can reinsert the tooth successfully, so call us right away. Handle the tooth by the crown and be careful not to touch the root or disturb any attached tissue. Keep the root moist by placing the tooth in a container of milk, water, or saliva until you get to our office.
We Are Here for Your Emergency
Please don’t hesitate to call us if you aren’t sure you have an emergency. We would much rather spend a few minutes chatting with you than have you suffer needlessly.
If you are looking for an emergency dentist in Lakeland, FL, please call us right away at (863) 858-3891. We will listen to your concerns and explain the steps you can take until you can come to our office and get the care you need.