Emergency Dentistry offers both emergency dental care and general dentistry services. We get you the relief you need, without the wait. Our unique dental practice offers affordable same-day treatment for toothaches and other dental emergencies. For non-emergency patients, our extended hours are a convenient way to receive dental treatment around your schedule.
In a dental emergency, you will search for “emergency dental office near me,” to locate the quickest way to get help. If you are experiencing stabbing tooth pain or another dental emergency you need to find a dentist fast. Emergency Dentistry in the Sarasota to Venice area will be here to assist you in getting quick relief. Please call us and we will accommodate you with the first available appointment during our office hours.
Emergency Dental Care in Sarasota County
Any issue that causes you to worry and is giving you considerable pain is an emergency. Typically, waiting will lead to costlier care later. If you are looking for, “ emergency dental care near me,” our emergency dentists treat the following conditions during office hours:
- Any unknown pain located in your mouth
- Cavities that are sore and you can’t eat or drink
- Chipped, cracked, or fractured teeth
- Broken tooth
- Tooth of jaw pressure and pain
- Loose or lost fillings or crowns
- Anything in the mouth that looks red swollen or infected
If your emergency can wait until our dentist’s normal business hours, we will do our best to fit you in as quickly as possible. Please call us to schedule an appointment if you experience one of the following:
Broken or Fractured Teeth
A fractured or broken tooth or teeth need immediate attention in order to save the tooth and avoid infection. If a sharp edge is cutting your tongue or the inside of your mouth, cover the jagged edge with dental wax or gauze.
Proper emergency action may save a knocked-out tooth. Rinse the tooth off in warm water and gingerly attempt to put it back in the socket and then call our emergency dental office for an appointment. If you cannot get the tooth back in the socket, put it in a glass of milk and hold gauze over the area to stop the bleeding.
Severe Toothache Pain or Pressure
Severe toothache pain or pressure can have many causes, usually emergency dentists can alleviate your pain and diagnose your problem. Toothaches rarely go away on their own; delaying your visit could result in a more painful, and more expensive to treat. If dental pain or pressure is caused by an infection, you do need immediate care.
Severe tooth sensitivity that comes out of nowhere can indicate a fractured tooth or a gum infection. Get in touch with emergency dentistry to get to the root cause of your tooth sensitivity.
Dental Decay (Cavities)
Dental decay causes cavities, which can cause severe pain. You want to get treatment right away so you can enjoy eating and drinking. Contact our emergency dental office to have a dentist alleviate your pain and then determine by best way to treat your tooth.
If you have acute tooth pain, swelling, or a sore on your gum, please contact us for an appointment. You most likely have an abscessed tooth, which needs attention as soon as possible.
Lost or Loose Fillings
Lost or loose fillings leave your teeth susceptible to additional decay. Call us today to schedule an appointment with local emergency dentists to have the filling repaired or replaced.
Broken Crowns or Lost Restorations
A broken crown or lost restoration leaves the underlying tooth defenseless against damage and infection. This can become very painful. The exposed tooth tissue will likely be sensitive to hot and cold. Please call us for a temporary or permanent solution.
Orthodontic Pain or Injuries
Orthodontic pain can be caused by an injury or by shifting when you eat. Metal braces can become irritating and can cause pain and injury to the inside of your mouth. Emergency dentists can stabilize your braces so they stop causing you pain.
Tooth Enamel Worn by Teeth Grinding
Tooth enamel worn by teeth grinding can become a problem if you have been grinding your teeth. Call us to schedule an appointment with our dentist, who can fit you with a night guard to preserve your tooth enamel.
While sinus pressure alone is not an emergency, sinus pressure accompanied by tooth pain may indicate an infection or impacted wisdom teeth.
How Do I Know If I Should Call Emergency Dentistry or Go To The Emergency Room?
When to go to the emergency room or dial 911:
- Severe bleeding that won’t stop
- Critical trauma to your head, jaw, or teeth
- Serious facial swelling
What Should I Do If I Need Emergency Dentistry Care on a Weekend?
If you need emergency dental care or have an issue, such as severe bleeding, that needs immediate attention, please call 911 or have someone take you to the closest ER. If your emergency can wait until we can arrange the earliest possible appointment with emergency dentists call our office and we will get back to you as quickly as we can.
Emergency Dentistry is also a great place to contact for:
Dental Exam & X-Rays – Root Canals – Cavity Fillings – Crown Treatment – Bridge Treatment – Common Extractions – Surgical Extractions
Dental Exams & X-rays
Toothaches, or pain around teeth, gums, or the jaw can manifest from a variety of oral problems such as a dental cavity, cracked or chipped tooth, exposed tooth root, gum disease, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, or a dental abscess or infection.
The only way to identify the cause of your toothache is to have a dental exam and x-ray. It is important to note that tooth pain may subside temporarily, but will almost never stop permanently until the cause has been identified and addressed by a dentist. Left untreated, these problems can quickly lead to additional oral problems or complications resulting in more expensive treatments or even the loss of the tooth or teeth. Maintaining good oral hygiene is also important to your overall health and wellness.
Every tooth has at least one root. A large molar in the back of the mouth can have up to four roots. An abscess can form at a tooth’s root, causing inflammation and pain. When this happens, our dentists clean out the canals of the affected tooth, treat the abscess, fill the canal with gutta-percha (a rubber-like material), top it off with filling, and cap the tooth with a new crown so that it won’t break.
In some more complicated cases, our doctors may refer you to an endodontist (root canal specialist).
Cavities are holes in your teeth formed by decay. They are the number one cause of toothaches, and dental cavities also cause infections and lead to tooth loss. Treating cavities early prevents unnecessary pain and expense. When you have a cavity, we’ll remove the decay, clean the tooth, and add a filling to make your tooth pain-free and good as new.
A dental crown is a cap put over a tooth to strengthen it and make it look better. If you’ve lost part of a crown, sustained a tooth fracture, or if your dentist feels it necessary, we will prepare the tooth, and fit you with a new crown.
Bridges are made to replace missing teeth. They can replace one or multiple teeth next to each other. Unlike partial dentures, a bridge is permanently set in your mouth.
Removing a tooth is always a last resort. We’ll do whatever we can to repair the tooth with a root canal or crown first. But, if a tooth must be extracted, we’ll take care of it for you, administering a local anesthetic to make sure you’re comfortable throughout the extraction.
Surgical extractions are sometimes necessary for teeth that must be removed but cannot easily be accessed by the dentist. Like common extractions, you’ll be given a local anesthetic to make you comfortable during the procedure.
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
Most people have wisdom teeth, but can’t keep them clean or don’t have room in their mouths for their wisdom teeth to completely break through their gums. Sometimes, wisdom teeth can partially break through, leaving a small space for decay to set in. Tooth decay can infect the tooth and surrounding areas, and may cause substantial pain. If you’re in pain from a decaying wisdom tooth, Emergency Dental Care can treat the infection, and if necessary, extract the tooth.
Although teeth are remarkably strong, a bad fall or blow can cause a tooth to chip, crack or break. Exposed nerves on broken teeth are extremely sensitive to hot or cold food and drinks, limiting what you can consume and causing you significant pain. Our dentists can repair the chips in the teeth with tooth-colored material, or place a crown over the tooth.
Periodontal Scaling, or Gum Cleanings
Periodontal, or “gum” cleanings are used to treat gum disease. Gum disease is caused by heavy plaque and tartar buildup. Over time, plaque causes gums to become inflamed and bleed easily, which is a condition called gingivitis. Untreated, gingivitis can turn into periodontal disease, causing gums to pull away from teeth. Painful pockets of the disease can destroy bones, gums, and mouth tissue. This is a serious and very painful condition that our dentists can treat with scaling or root planing.
Abscesses and Swollen Jaw
An abscess is a swelling in the jaw, tooth or gums. Swelling can signal a number of underlying problems such as cavities, infected root canals, diseased gums, or even a broken jaw. Our dentists will perform a thorough examination of your mouth, teeth, and gums to find and treat the cause of your mouth pain.
Dentures have been used for centuries to replace missing teeth. If you have missing teeth and need dentures for the first time, we can make or repair a quality set of full or partial dentures just for you.
Call (941) 375-4005 For Emergency Dentistry
If you have questions about any of our services please give us a call. We serve clients through the Sarasota and Manatee Area including Anna Maria, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Palmetto, Longboat Key, Lakewood Ranch, Ellenton, Oneco, Parrish, Bayshore Gardens, Myakka City, Sarasota, North Port, Venice, Englewood, Nokomis, Osprey, Siesta Key, South Venice, and Casey Key.