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Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies require prompt and compassionate care. To accomplish this, our Largo, FL, emergency dentist offers walk-in or same-day appointments to address urgent dental needs such as severe tooth pain, broken teeth, or other accidents affecting your teeth and gums. Our dedicated team is here to provide immediate treatment, alleviate discomfort, and prevent further complications. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, give us a call!

Dental Emergencies Near Me
Emergency Dental Near Me

Signs of a Dental Emergency

It can be easy to think that anything wrong with your smile is a dental emergency. While some things are inconvenient or uncomfortable, not every issue demands treatment on the spot. Some problems, like food lodged between teeth or a chipped tooth that causes no sensitivity or pain, can often wait a day or so to be treated by Dr. Piper.

However, you may be experiencing a dental emergency if you notice:

  • Severe tooth pain
  • Cracked tooth
  • Lost adult tooth
  • Swelling
  • Severe jaw pain
  • Trauma to the mouth that results in uncontrolled bleeding
  • Tooth infections

Each of these scenarios above must be addressed as soon as possible to ensure the best result for your smile. Inside our Largo, FL, dental office, we’re committed to treating emergencies quickly to relieve your pain and protect your oral health!

Quick At-Home Tips 

It is critical that you act fast immediately following dental trauma. Before you arrive at our practice for treatment, here are a few things you can do for a few of the most common dental emergencies.

Knocked- Out Tooth:

  1. Pick the tooth up by the crown (top of tooth), not the roots.
  2. Gently rinse off any dirt or other debris.
  3. If possible, face the tooth the right way, thentry to put the tooth back into the socket so it doesn’t dry out.
  4. If the tooth can’t be put back in, place it between your cheek and gum or submerge it in a glass of milk.
  5. Call or visit our dental office within 30 minutes for the best chance of reattachment.

Broken or Cracked Tooth:

  1. Save all pieces of broken tooth if possible.
  2. Rinse your mouth with warm water.
  3. Apply a cold compress to your face to reduce swelling.
  4. Call our office ASAP.

Severe Toothache:

  1. Rinse your mouth with warm water and use floss to try and remove any stuck food or debris.
  2. For swelling, place a cold compress on the outside of your mouth or cheek.
  3. Take a recommended dose of over-the-counter pain medication. Do not put the medication against the gums near the tooth as this could result in gum tissue burns.
  4. Call or visit our dental office ASAP.

Receive Urgent Dental Care Today

Don’t wait if you have a dental emergency. Our emergency dentist in Largo, FL, is prepared to help resolve any immediate issue you may have if it means a healthier smile. Call or text David W. Piper, DMD Family Dentistry today at (727) 548-7100 to request an appointment.