*If you have a dental emergency, please call (863) 763-3909. If it is after hours, an emergency phone number will be provided by our messaging system
OKEECHOBEE EMERGENCY DENTIST
Dental emergencies happen suddenly and without warning resulting in a terrifying and inconvenient situation. If you’re in need of help, don’t wait- contact our dentists and the rest of the team at Tenniswood Dental Associates right away for the revitalizing attention you and your smile need. Our office welcomes patients of all ages and does everything we can to see you on the same day as your initial call. If you’re unable to reach our Okeechobee, FL office right away, we provide guidance over the phone for how to manage your unique case.
So what constitutes a dental emergency? Here are some common scenarios and the best course of action to take when faced with them:
Chipped or Broken Tooth
It may be possible for our team to reattach any significant pieces of the tooth that have broken off, so please bring them with you to our practice as soon as possible. In the meantime, placing a cold compress over the appropriate cheek reduces facial swelling.
A lost tooth has a greater chance of being successfully reattached if the procedure occurs within 1-2 hours. That’s why time is of the essence in this situation! If you still have the tooth, rinse away any foreign debris carefully while leaving the root/natural tissue left as intact as possible. If you’re able to, gently place the tooth back into its original socket and hold it in place. If this can’t be done, place it in a cup or plastic bag of milk and bring it with you to Tenniswood Dental Associates right away.
This emergency causes increased vulnerability and sensitivity to temperature for the affected tooth. Patients should cover the area with a small dab of toothpaste or dental adhesive and gingerly place the crown back in its original position. This should work as a temporary solution until you’re able to reach our office.
It’s possible that something stuck between your teeth is causing discomfort. Rinse and floss thoroughly. If pain persists, contact our team right away for further assistance.
Swelling gums signal the presence of infection within the mouth. The only way to properly diagnose your condition is to schedule an in-depth dental exam with our dental team in Okeechobee.
Bitten Tongue and/or Lip
Is the cut significant? Is the bleeding continuing even after the application of pressure for 10 minutes or more? If the answer to these questions is “yes,” please go straight to your nearest emergency room for assistance.
Don’t wait– go to your nearest emergency room at once for help. If you suffered broken or lost teeth in the accident, our Crete team assists you later on with reconstructive solutions like dental implants.
Our dental team is dedicated to providing patients with quality, personalized care that gives them much-needed relief. Please contact our Okeechobee office today if you’re in need of emergency assistance! Patients from Glades, Martin, Palm Beach, Hendry and other nearby areas are welcomed.