Sarasota Dental Arts

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Same Day Dental Emergencies

How can we help you?

At Sarasota Dental Arts, we welcome your questions! Being informed is absolutely necessary for making good decisions about your healthcare. During your appointment, Dr. Aygen will sit down with you and discuss any conditions you have and the treatments we recommend, making sure you understand your care and approve before we begin.

If you find that you have questions about our practice, your dental health, and the services we offer in between appointments, check out the questions listed here on our Frequently Asked Questions page. If your question isn’t answered here or you would like more information, go ahead and give us a call or send us an email using the convenient online form on our Contact page. We’re happy to answer your questions and give you the information you need!

Same Day Dental Emergencies

Dental Appointments Sarasota FL We recognize that our patients are busy people with active lives. You have plenty going on without having to worry about when you can see the dentist!

Our goal is to find an appointment time that fits conveniently into your busy schedule. We are open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, and for most nonemergency dental appointments we can get you in within a week.

Emergency Appointments

If you are in pain, time is of the essence. You don’t want to wait around for an appointment. Plus, prompt treatment can make a huge difference in the end result in many common dental emergencies. If you think you are experiencing a dental emergency, please call us right away. We’ll ask you some questions to learn more about what is going on and find a time to get you in quickly. We are typically able to move our schedule around to accommodate emergency appointments either the same day or within 24 hours.

Schedule with Sarasota Dental Arts 

Give us a call or send us an appointment request using the online form you can find on our Home page or Contact page. A member of our team will contact you promptly with an appointment that works for you!

cracked tooth | emergency dentist sarasota flChipping a tooth is a precarious situation and sometimes it is hard to know if you have an emergency on your hands or not. Here are some tips about chipped teeth from your emergency dentist in Sarasota.

More serious dental chips

If your tooth has a large chip or break that is noticeable, your dentist can fix it right away with cosmetic bonding, a porcelain veneer, or crown. It will be important to see your dentist as soon as possible to get the process underway. In many cases, you will leave the office with a temporary restoration that will restore your smile until your permanent restoration is ready. Some procedures such as dental bonding can be completed the same day and don't require additional visits to your dentist.

Smaller dental chips

If your chip is small, you might not need immediate treatment, but you probably want to schedule a time with your dentist to have the chip smoothed so it doesn't irritate your tongue or other soft tissues.

Whether your chip is big or small, call Dr. Aygen and his team at Sarasota Dental Arts to learn more about your options for repair and determine if you need immediate attention.

Dental pain is said to be some of the worst! If you are experiencing a toothache that is constant or severe, it's crucial that you contact your dentist in Sarasota as soon as possible. This type of pain is often indicating that your tooth is infected and an infection won't go away without treatment, so please don't wait for it to get better.

At Sarasota Dental Arts, we make every effort to see our emergency patients as soon as possible. If you can't get to our office right away, here are some helpful tips for temporary toothache relief:

  • Warm salt water rinse: Mix a half teaspoon of table salt with 8 ounces of warm water. Swish in your mouth and spit out, be sure not to swallow.
  • Pain relief: Over-the-counter pain relief may eliminate your pain temporarily in some cases.
  • A cold compress or ice pack: A cold compress applied with light pressure can relieve swelling and stop bleeding from soft tissue injuries.
  • Anesthetics: Over-the-counter anesthetics can help relieve pain by numbing your mouth for a little while.

Please understand that these are only temporary remedies, and they may not even work for severe toothaches. Be sure to contact Sarasota Dental Arts right away if you are experiencing dental pain.

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