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The First 3 Steps to Take in Any Dental Emergency

August 25, 2017
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Posted By: Kaya Aygen, D.M.D.
Dental Emergencies | Sarasota Dentist

Dental emergencies in Sarasota, FL are scary and stressful! Your first feeling may be to panic, but Sarasota Dental Arts is here for you, and all you have to do is give us a call. We'll guide you through any situation to help determine if you need immediate attention. We also make every effort to see our emergency patients the same day if you do need to be seen right away. Your first step is to remain calm and give us a call.

Assess Your Situation

Different emergencies call for different procedures. There are some in which you may not need to see us right away. Here are some general guidelines in handling common dental emergencies:

  • A lost or broken restoration: Give us a call. We'll assess your situation over the phone. Your restoration will need to be replaced or repaired, but it may not require immediate attention.
  • A chipped or broken tooth: For broken teeth, gather the pieces and contact our office. Dr. Aygen will assess the best repair for your tooth. A chipped tooth can typically be smoothed at a later appointment.
  • A knocked out tooth: This situation needs immediate treatment and time is of the essence! Dr. Aygen has a better chance of saving your tooth the quicker we can start treatment.
  • Dental pain or a toothache: If you are experiencing dental pain that doesn't go away, it's likely that your tooth is infected. Call us right away, as a dental infection will not be alleviated without treatment. Root canal therapy can eliminate your infection and relieve your pain when you act quickly.

Follow Instructions for Care

Depending on your emergency, your tooth will likely need time to heal and a little extra care. Be sure to follow Dr. Aygen's instructions carefully to ensure your tooth makes a full recovery.

If you or a loved one are experiencing a dental emergency, give Sarasota Dental Arts a call right away.

 

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