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We’ve reopened in accordance with CDC, O.S.H.A., and State Dental Board guidelines to responsibly resume seeing our patients for regular dental appointments and treatment. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern.
An unpleasant pressure or throbbing toothache will have you searching for an, “emergency dental office near me,” in earnest. Emergency dental care will relieve the pain or the pressure that is causing you to feel like you want to scream. Once you make an appointment for emergency care, you will feel relieved, knowing that relief is on its way. Do not delay; we will schedule an appointment for you as soon as we can during regular office hours.
Where Is Emergency Dental Care Near Me Offered?
Make an appointment during normal business hours and we will do our best to fit you in right away. Emergency dentists in Tampa can help answer the question, “Where can I find emergency dental care near me?” Many conditions require prompt treatment, so don’t delay in contacting our office.
What Is a Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency is any condition that requires treatment to prevent further damage to your oral health or help to relieve intense pain. Most local emergency dentists in Tampa treat a variety of problems, such as lost fillings and fractured teeth. Those condition that can wait until our normal business hours are treatable by our dentists. If you experience an after-hours emergency, such as acute swelling of the mouth, go to the closest ER for treatment.
Emergency procedures offered by our dentists include:
- Treating toothaches
- Emergency tooth extractions
- Emergency tooth repair
- Alleviating pain and swelling caused by a wisdom tooth
- Restoring lost or loose fillings or crowns
- Broken wires and brackets on braces or pain from orthodontic devices
- Treatment of an abscessed tooth or oral infection
Do I Need Emergency Dental Services?
How do I know when to request an appointment at an emergency dental office near me?
If you find yourself with any of the following conditions, emergency dental care is appropriate. If you are unsure if your condition is an emergency, contact us during our regular office hours and we will let you know if you need an emergency appointment.
Broken or Fractured Teeth
Broken or fractured teeth need urgent dental care before the tooth cracks any more. If a sharp point from a broken tooth is cutting your mouth, place dental wax over the sharp point to stop you from hurting yourself.
To possibly save a knocked-out tooth, hold it by the crown, rinse off any dirt with warm water and then gingerly replace the tooth in the socket. Call our office for emergency dental care during our normal business hours. Act fast so emergency dentists can try to save the tooth.
Severe Toothache Pain or Pressure
You should never ignore severe tooth pain or pressure, especially when the pain is accompanied by an earache or fever. Contact us so our dentist can diagnose your problem and relieve the pain and pressure.
Severe tooth sensitivity signals a problem, such as a fractured tooth; however, minor tooth sensitivity is not an emergency.
Dental Decay (Cavities)
Dental decay, or cavities, is one of the most common, and most painful, reasons why people visit emergency dentists. Call us today so we can treat the tooth and ease your suffering.
An abscessed tooth may cause noticeable swelling, fever and intense pain. Since an abscess is an infection, you need to contact our office for an appointment. Emergency dentists should see you as soon as possible to prevent further problems.
Lost or Loose Fillings
Lost or loose fillings leave your cavity open, exposing your tooth to further decay. Local emergency dentists can replace your filling, preventing further damage to your tooth.
Broken Crowns or Lost Restorations
Please call our emergency dental office if you have a broken crown or lost restoration. The problem isn’t just cosmetic; you risk damage to the underlying tooth if you wait too long.
Orthodontic Pain or Injuries
Orthodontic pain or injuries from metal braces are a common complaint. Emergency dentists are experienced at stabilizing braces and alleviating your pain.
Tooth Enamel Worn by Teeth Grinding
If you have enamel worn by teeth grinding, the problem could become urgent. If this happens, our dentist can fortify your tooth enamel and speak to you about a night guard.
A combination of tooth pain and sinus pressure could indicate a serious problem, such as an infection. Contact our emergency dental care office and we will see you during our established business hours.
Handling More Serious Problems
How do I know if I should find emergency dental care near me or visit the nearest ER?
Do not hesitate to call 911 or visit the emergency room if you have:
- Acute swelling of your face or gums
- Severe or uncontrollable bleeding
- Sudden injuries to your face, head, teeth or jaw
How Much Do Emergency Dental Services Cost?
Our emergency dentists must diagnose your condition before they can give you an estimate of the cost of your treatment. Each of our patients needs different treatments for conditions that vary in severity, so the prices will vary. We accept most major dental insurance plans; our office will let you know how much your co-pay will be. We also accept credit cards and offer payment options to our patients for their convenience.
Paying for urgent dental care without insurance is a hardship for many of our patients, which is why we offer the DentRite® dental discount plan. While DentRite® is not dental insurance, it does offer discounts on dental care, even emergency procedures. You can enjoy savings of at least $250 each year on preventative care and savings on elective cosmetic procedures as well. Contact us for more information about DentRite®.
Where can I find a 24 hour emergency dental office that is affordable?
If you are seeking care after-hours or on a weekend for a serious injury, do not hesitate to seek care at the nearest hospital or call 911. If you are unsure of the seriousness of your condition, it’s better to be safe and get treatment immediately.