Is your child complaining of a terrible toothache? Has one of your own teeth been broken or knocked out in an accident? Taking the right actions in a dental emergency can make all the difference between saving or losing a tooth, so what should you do next? For the people of Vero Beach, it’s simple: call Premier Dental. We’re able to handle even the most urgent situations in-house and can move our schedule around to ensure patients in pain are seen as quickly as possible with emergency dentistry in Vero Beach.
Dental emergencies can be the result of many situations—a cavity that was left untreated for a long time, a motor vehicle accident, a simple slip at home…In all cases, severe pain and damage are usually the results. Ideally, you should call our dental office right away and come see us as soon as you can. However, we know life can get in the way sometimes. If you’re unable to reach our dental office for any reason, here are the best ways to handle common dental emergencies on your own until you can:
Toothaches can be caused by an infection, a crack in the enamel, or something just being stuck in between the teeth. After rinsing and flossing near the tooth, if the pain persists, use an OTC medication and cold compress on the face to provide temporary relief.
Recover as many pieces of the tooth that you can and place them in a safe container—don’t forget to bring them to our dental office! A cold compress should reduce any pain or swelling. Be sure to cover the remaining tooth with some dental wax or sugarless gum if it has a rough edge that could injure the mouth.
Can you find the tooth? If so, pick it up without touching the root, and give it a quick rinse. It’s very important that the tooth stays wet until we try to replant it, so put it back into the socket, store it in the cheek, or place it in a container with some milk or saltwater.
While this might not seem like an emergency, it’s still best to come see us immediately if a dental restoration falls out. This will prevent the newly exposed tooth from developing unnecessary decay or damage. Try to place the restoration back onto the tooth, using some toothpaste as an adhesive if necessary.
The cost of treating a dental emergency will vary from patient to patient depending on their particular situation. One might just need a small filling due to a cavity, while another may require multiple teeth to be replaced after an accident. In all cases, our goal will be to stop any pain first. We know that urgent dental care is always an unexpected expense, which is why we accept insurance, offer financing, and even have our own In-House Plan to make treatment more affordable.