Does a Broken Tooth Require Emergency Dentistry? Give Us a Call if you are in the Holmes Beach area so we can help.
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When A Sore Tooth or Mouth Pain Requires Emergency Dentistry
If you are in Holmes Beach and not sure if you need emergency dentistry, call us for help. We will do our best to determine if you need to come in immediately or make an appointment. 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. Sometimes, you can wait a day or two and in other cases, you will need immediate treatment. Feel free to contact us for help.
Signs of Emergency Dental Care
Loose Tooth – Adults, you should never experience loose or wiggly teeth. This is because your teeth have properly matured and grown into sturdy tools to help you eat, and speak. Loose teeth can indicate a tooth injury, jaw injury, or infection. Even if your teeth appear to be safe and sound, contact us. In many cases, treatment is imperative before your condition worsens. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
Severe Toothache or Dental Abcess – A severe toothache is a sign it’s time to visit your dentist and get immediate toothache relief. Especially if the cause is an infection. Signs of a dental abscess should have you on your way to your dentist for an emergency dentist appointment. An abscessed tooth is a very painful infection, usually found at the root of your tooth. Typically, this is caused by a cavity left untreated or severe gum disease. It can also be due to past trauma to your tooth. Symptoms of an abscessed tooth include pain, fever, a foul taste in your mouth, pus, or swollen glands. Treatment should be sought out immediately. Typically, an abscessed tooth will require some form of surgery to make sure the infection is drained and treated properly.
Bleeding and Aching Gums – If the bleeding of your gums is excessive, recurring, and even leaves your gums aching – you’ve got some warning bells to pay attention to. These are some of the most common signs of gum disease. Catching gum disease early is key to keeping your gums and teeth healthy and intact. Especially with gum disease, untreated symptoms can reach the point of no return. Because gum disease occurs in stages, some stages will leave patients with the inability to restore their teeth back to their healthy state.
Swollen Jaw – The swelling of the jaw can indicate a serious sign of infection of your salivary gland. If you are experiencing a swollen jaw, along with fever, a bad taste, trouble breathing, or swallowing seek emergency dental assistance immediately.
Canker Sore or Lesion – If you have a sore spot that will not go away, is giving you pain, makes it hard to eat or swallow, you need to contact us. Especially if this has been going on for over a week. We need to make sure nothing serious is happening or treat an infection.
In Holmes Beach Call (941) 375-4005 For Emergency Dentistry
We are standing by to help you get through this unfortunate ordeal. We look forward to helping you get back to your normal pain-free routine! We treat patients from Manatee and Sarasota County: 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.