Emergency Dentist in Pinecrest

Emergency Dental Care

Sirrious Smiles Offers Emergency Dental Care

Need an emergency dentist in Pinecrest or Dadeland, FL? Contact us immediately if you have one of these urgent dental issues and we will schedule you as quickly as possible: a chipped or broken tooth, a knocked-out tooth, a lost filling or crown, gum and soft tissue injury, and excessive pain, swelling or abscess.

When a dental emergency happens,

• Stay calm, focus on stopping any bleeding, and protect the injured tooth or area

• Never take aspirin or ibuprofen for a dental emergency because they are anticoagulants which can cause excessive bleeding. To alleviate pain, take acetaminophen as directed on the packaging label.

• If your emergency is life-threatening, dial 911 for Emergency Medical Services or go immediately to a hospital emergency room.

 

Contact our Emergency Dentist in Pinecrest or Dadeland

Please call us at the following numbers:

Pinecrest  305-667-4410

Dadeland  305-670-0641

In the meantime, below are suggestions for dealing with
the most common dental issues and emergencies:

Severe Pain

The most common causes are debris lodged under the gum line, a lost filling or crown, a cracked or broken tooth, or an infection. Until you see us, apply ice to the painful area for 10-20 minutes of every hour. To alleviate pain, take acetaminophen as directed on the packaging label.

Chipped or Broken Tooth

Apply gauze to the area and use firm pressure to stop the bleeding. Try to find the chipped or broken tooth pieces right away. When the bleeding stops, apply a cold compress to the injured area to minimize swelling. If bleeding does not stop after 10 minutes of constant, firm pressure, consider going to the emergency room. It may be possible to reattach the pieces to your tooth so take the pieces with you (rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the tooth and place the pieces in a small container and cover them with milk, water with a pinch of salt, or saliva).

A Child's Baby Tooth is knocked out

If the child’s baby tooth is completely knocked out, chances are it cannot be re-implanted. If this happens, the missing tooth will be replaced naturally when the child’s permanent (adult) tooth grows in.

A Permanent (Adult) Tooth is knocked out

You have a 1-2 hour window in which your tooth has a chance for re-implantation – only a specialized dentist like those at Sirrious Smiles can tell you for sure. Take the following steps: rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the tooth, apply gauze to the area and use firm pressure to stop the bleeding. Once the bleeding stops, apply a cold compress to the injured area to minimize swelling. If bleeding does not stop after 10 minutes of constant, firm pressure, consider going to the emergency room. For the broken tooth, hold the tooth only by its crown (the enamel, visible portion). If the tooth or root is dirty, place a towel or dishcloth in a sink (so the tooth cannot fall into the drain), and gently rinse the tooth and root but DO NOT SCRUB it or remove any gum tissue that may still be attached to the root. If possible, gently place the tooth back into its gum socket facing the correct direction (making sure that you do not force the tooth back in place). If this is not possible, place the tooth in a small container and cover the tooth in milk, water with a pinch of salt, or saliva from the injured person.

Lost Filling or Crown

Relieve pain caused by air in contact with the exposed part of your tooth by using clove oil (available over-the-counter in pharmacies and supermarkets). Just dip a cotton swab in clove oil and apply it to the exposed part of your tooth. Putting an ice pack on your face over the area that hurts also may relieve the pain. For a filling, if you found the filling, put it in a safe place and take it to your appointment. To make your tooth more comfortable, fill the hole in your tooth with tooth wax or cement (available over-the-counter at your pharmacy). Do not use any household adhesives in your mouth. For a Crown, if you found the crown, you may temporarily replace it yourself until your appointment. Gently clean any debris from the inside of your crown. To the inside of your crown, apply denture adhesive, dental temporary cement or toothpaste before slipping the crown back in place to protect your tooth.

Toothache

Clean your mouth out by rinsing thoroughly with warm water. Gently floss around the tooth to remove any food particles that may be trapped between your teeth or just under your gum line. If your tooth continues to hurt, make an appointment.

Gums and Soft Tissues

Most common is a bitten Tongue or Lip which if a small cut (less than 1/4 inch) is likely to heal itself. Carefully wipe the area clean with gauze or a cloth. Apply a cold compress, ice pack, or small bag of frozen fruit or vegetables to the area to minimize swelling. If the cut is larger than 1/4 inch, or if bleeding does not stop after 10 minutes of cold treatment, go to the emergency room. With a Burned Roof of Mouth from eating very hot food (like pizza) can leave painful sores and blisters which will typically heal on their own. If they have not healed after 10 days, make an appointment. In the meantime, use warm salt water rinses (1/8 of a teaspoon in 8 ounces of water) after meals to keep the area clean. If pain relief is needed use a topical oral anesthetic (found over-the-counter at your pharmacy). You can also take acetaminophen as directed on the packaging label. For mouthsores caused by having new braces, apply a topical anesthetic (available over-the-counter at your pharmacy). To alleviate pain, take acetaminophen as directed on the packaging label.

Pain, Swelling, or Abscess

Make an appointment right away because gum pain or swelling can be the symptoms of an abscess (infection) that forms in gum tissue or in a tooth’s root and the area that surrounds it. There are many reasons why gums can swell, become painful, or abscess. If the abscess ruptures, you may experience a sudden rush of foul-smelling and foul-tasting fluid from the swollen or painful area. Rinse your mouth with warm water immediately.

If you think you need the attention of an emergency dentist in Pinecrest FL, contact us immediately.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation!

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