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6633 Forest Hill Blvd
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6633 Forest Hill Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33413

Emergency Dentistry in West Palm Beach

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South Florida Sedation Dentistry provides emergency dental care in West Palm Beach, Florida. In case of a dental emergency, call 561-967-2001 right away. During normal business hours we will see you as soon as possible. After hours please follow the instructions provided on our office voicemail and someone will contact you with further instructions. If the situation is life threatening, call 911 or proceed to the nearest hospital emergency department.

What is Emergency Dentistry?

A dental emergency is an urgent matter that needs immediate attention. If you have severe pain or a serious issue that can’t wait until the next business day to be addressed, call us. We will make every effort to see you depending on our availability and the severity of your situation.

Benefits of Emergency Dental Care

Emergency dental care provides a variety of benefits, including:

  • Pain relief. Don’t suffer in pain for hours or days when you could get immediate dental care. A severe toothache can be agonizing, but our office will see you as soon as possible to treat the problem and relieve your pain.
  • Save your tooth. In many cases getting immediate care can save a tooth that would otherwise be lost. A dislodged tooth can often be put back in place if it is done so in a timely manner with the help of a dentist. A cracked or broken tooth may be saved if it is treated or covered with a crown right away.
  • Get treatment at a familiar dental office. Not all dentists provide emergency dental care, but being a regular patient of one who does means that when you do need urgent care, you can go to the practice you know and trust. We are here for you when you need us the most.

What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

It can sometimes be difficult to determine whether or not your situation is an emergency. Examples of emergency dental situations include:

  • Severe tooth pain. If you have severe tooth pain that can’t be relieved by over the counter pain medication, you have a dental emergency. Call us right away and we will provide instructions.
  • Loose permanent tooth. A loose tooth should be addressed right away, but it can most likely wait until the next business day if our office is already closed. Call us and we will advise you on how to proceed.
  • Broken or cracked tooth. The urgency of a broken or cracked tooth depends on the severity of the situation. Call us right away and we will assess the situation to determine whether or not you need immediate attention.
  • Dislodged tooth. In the case of a dislodged permanent tooth, pick it up by the crown and avoid touching the root. Carefully rinse it off (plug the drain first) and place it back in the socket. Bite down on clean gauze and have a loved one call us on your behalf. If you can’t put the tooth back, place it in a cup of saliva or milk and bring it with you to our office. If a baby tooth is dislodged before it is ready to come out, do not place it back in the socket. Call us for instructions.
  • Soft tissue injury. If an injury occurs to the soft tissues of the mouth (tongue, gums, lips) call us right away. In cases of uncontrollable bleeding, call 911 or proceed to the nearest hospital emergency department.

Why Choose South Florida Sedation Dentistry?

Dental emergencies can be scary and stressful. At South Florida Sedation Dentistry we specialize in handling dental emergencies in a calm and professional manner. Our sedation options will help you relax while we address your emergency. You’ll experience immediate relief of your pain and worry while we take excellent care of you or your loved one.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is a situation truly an emergency (a 911 level emergency)?

If the person is experiencing uncontrolled bleeding, loss of consciousness, trouble breathing, or any other life threatening symptoms, you have a true emergency on your hands. Call 911 or get to the nearest emergency department instead of calling our office.

What causes a severe toothache?

Severe tooth pain is most often the result of an infected tooth. Inside of each tooth there is a substance called pulp that contains blood vessels and nerves. When bacteria invades the pulp it can cause an infection, which leads to inflammation. The nerves inside your tooth register this as severe pain and send signals to the brain that this is an urgent matter.

Why shouldn’t a dislodged baby tooth be put back in place?

A baby tooth that is knocked out before it is ready to be shed naturally can cause damage to the permanent tooth beneath it if it is replaced afterwards. In this case the tooth will remain out of the mouth and a space maintainer may be used to hold the place for the permanent tooth to come in later.

How can I prevent dental emergencies?

There is no way to prevent all emergencies, but you can reduce the chances by taking a few preventative measures. Wear a mouthguard when playing sports, especially contact sports. We can provide you with a custom mouthguard. You can also prevent severe toothaches by taking care of your teeth and seeing us regularly for cleanings and exams.

Call 561-967-2001 right away if you or a loved one experience a dental emergency. We will see you according to the urgency of your situation. In the case of a life threatening emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

South Florida Sedation Dentistry
6633 Forest Hill Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33413
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