Sarasota Dental Arts

3 Types of Dental Emergencies

September 19, 2016
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Posted By: Kaya Aygen, D.M.D.
Dental Emergency in Sarasota FL, Sarasota Dental Arts

Dental emergencies come in three main types, and each one can really ruin your day.

Fortunately, Dr. Aygen and the team at Sarasota Dental Arts is here to help! We offer same day emergency appointments so we can relieve your pain, provide stabilizing treatment, and plan for the long term.

If you are experiencing pain or another emergency, don’t hesitate to call your emergency dentist in Sarasota, Dr. Kaya Aygen.

#1) Broken Appliances

This is probably one of the most common dental emergencies we see.

While a broken appliance or restoration usually isn’t painful, it is a nuisance for you and it needs to be dealt with promptly to prevent additional problems. For instance, if a crown or a filling breaks, your tooth will be at risk for decay, fracturing, and sensitivity.

For your convenience, we offer denture repair right here in our Sarasota dental office. If you drop your dentures, please let us know right away. Even small changes can affect the fit of your dentures. Improperly fitting dentures can provide space for bacteria to grow and they can also rub the tissues of your mouth in a way that leads to painful sores.  

#2) Infections and Abscesses

If you suddenly experience pain and swelling, chances are good that you’ve developed an infection. Most dental infections don’t resolve on their own. The infection can also enter your bloodstream and become a systemic problem.

Call our office right away so we can assess the problem and determine the most appropriate treatment. You will feel better fast after a root canal or other therapy.

#3) Trauma

Whether you broke a tooth biting down on an unexpected olive pit or you were struck in the face while playing sports, tooth trauma isn’t something to mess around with. Broken teeth are often quite painful and can cause problems with both the health of your mouth and the appearance of your smile.

We have a number of options for treating a cracked or broken tooth, including fillings and crowns, depending on the damage. If the tooth has been knocked loose or knocked out, we may be able to secure the tooth back in place, depending on how quickly we can see you and the extent of the damage to the tooth.

If we do find that we need to extract a damaged tooth, we can discuss tooth replacement options, which include fixed bridges and state-of-the-art dental implants.

We don’t ever want you to suffer in silence! If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please call Sarasota Dental Arts right away so we can get you in quickly and help you feel like yourself again! 

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