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Emergency Dentist Services- Immediate Dental Care

Most dental issues can be prevented with proper oral hygiene and dental visits every 6 months. However, no matter how vigilant you are with your dental care, dental problems can occur at any time of the day or night. These issues don't wait until regular office hours, which is why we offer emergency dental care so that we can provide immediate dental care to resolve your issue.

Emergency dentist services is a field of dentistry that deals with patients who are in a dental crisis and can't wait for treatment. At Sunflower Dental Spa, we strive to see our emergency patients within 24 hours of the initial contact. Our staff will make you feel comfortable from the moment you enter the clinic.

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for Emergency Dentistry?

Patient-Centered Dentists and Team Members

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Family Dental Office with Over 40 Years of Combined Experience

Emergency Dental Care Benefits

There are several benefits of seeking emergency dental care when you have an issue, including:
Prevents progression of oral issues: while you may think the infection is minor and not causing any issues, it may escalate to a severe issue if left untreated. By visiting an emergency dentist when the problem first arises, you may be able to prevent the need for more extensive treatments such as  root canal therapy  or extraction.
Preserves natural teeth: if you have a knocked-out tooth, an emergency dentist may be able to save it as long as you seek treatment within 30 minutes. This is a meticulous process, but one that can be handled by an emergency dentist.
Alleviates pain: an emergency dentist will start by giving you something to help you get the pain under control immediately. Then, an exam will reveal what needs to be done to mitigate the pain completely.
Restores functionality of mouth: if you are in pain or you have bleeding, swelling, or a broken dental appliance, your mouth cannot function properly. However, an emergency dentist will be able to resolve these issues, restoring your functionality.
Reduces risk of infection: when you ignore an infection in your mouth, you increase your risk of it spreading through other parts of your body. An emergency dentist will be able to prevent this from happening. 
Dr. Barbara Wetmore  and Dr. Justin Lieneck have the experience and expertise necessary to treat your dental emergencies.

What is an Emergency Dentist?

An emergency dentist is a dental professional that offers walk-in and after-hours appointments, even on weekends. Their primary goal is to stabilize your situation until you can get into a standard appointment to treat the root cause of your problem. An emergency dentist typically has the same qualifications that a regular dentist does.
Common emergency dental services include:

Placing lost tooth back in the socket
Pain relief

Common Emergency Dental Conditions

Some of the most common emergency dental conditions that Dr. Wetmore encounters at Sunflower Dental Spa include:
In most cases, a toothache indicates that you may have a cavity. However, it may also be an indication of an abscess or  gum disease. Toothaches may be mild to severe, but always indicate that there is a problem that needs to be addressed as soon as possible. If you have a toothache, it's important to contact the clinic for treatment.
Broken Teeth
There are several things that can cause a tooth to break including biting down on something hard, trauma, etc. In some cases, the tooth may be decayed, which weakened it, making it more susceptible to breakage. No matter what, it's important to seek emergency treatment right away. This will prevent the infection from spreading and also prevent trauma to your cheeks, lips, and tongue from the sharp edges of the tooth.
Dental Injury
If you are hit hard in the face or mouth, it's important to seek treatment right away- even if there are no clear injuries to your teeth. It is possible that a tooth was cracked or chipped in the process. By leaving this untreated, you are at an increased risk of infection and further damage.
Tooth Abscess
An abscess typically occurs at the tooth root or between the teeth and gums. This is a severe infection that can cause damage to the affected and surrounding areas. If not addressed early, it could spread to the rest of your body and could be life-threatening. You can ease some of the symptoms at home by rinsing with a mild saltwater solution.

When Should You Seek Emergency Dental Care?

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, it's best to seek care with an emergency dentist instead of your local ER. They have the experience, expertise, and equipment to properly treat your problem. That being said, any time you have severe swelling, bleeding, and pain in your mouth, you need to seek treatment. This will help to get the problem under control and prevent it from worsening.
Some of the most common causes of dental emergencies include:

Tooth decay

The common signs and symptoms of a dental emergency include:


How We Treat Dental Emergencies

Same-day appointment: If you’ve never experienced a dental emergency before, you can still call our dental office to get first-aid tips on your condition and what you should do next. Not only that, but you can schedule an appointment the same day and ensure that you’re getting the attention you need to treat your urgent dental issue sooner, rather than later.
Emergency exam: After you arrive at our office, one of our dentists will examine your smile and capture digital X-rays if necessary to confirm the cause and severity of your dental emergency. We’ll also work quickly to get you out of pain however we can.
Review findings: Our team will go over our findings with you directly as well as break down treatment recommendations for your dental concerns. After explaining the estimated length of your care and costs, we’ll seek your approval and then schedule additional appointments as needed. You will always know what to expect before committing to any treatments.
Get the care you need: While common services performed to treat dental emergencies include dental fillings, crowns, TMJ/TMD therapy, root canals, and tooth extractions, we may recommend other options to you if appropriate.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

There are many types of dental emergencies that can occur, making them difficult to recognize for some. A few of the most common types of dental emergencies can be found below. After you call and schedule an appointment, we encourage you to inform yourself on the best next steps to take by going over our recommendations, all of which can vary depending on your emergency.

Chipped Tooth
Cracked Tooth
Knocked-Out Tooth
Lost Filling or Crown
Loose Tooth
Gums, Lips or Tongue Injury
Jaw Pain or Clenching

How to Prepare for an Emergency Dental Visit

If your dental emergency involves a knocked-out tooth, try to find the tooth and bring it with you. If you do find it, pick it up by the crown and keep it moist either by putting it back in the mouth or by placing it in a small amount of milk. You should never touch the root, as this could contaminate it and make it impossible for us to salvage it.
If your emergency visit involves anything else, you should be prepared to explain your symptoms and how long you've been dealing with the problem. This will help us know what to expect in our examination.

Do You Need Emergency Dental Care?

Proper oral care can help reduce your risk of needing emergency dental care. However, no matter how vigilant you are, things can happen. This is why emergency dental care is available.

Emergency dental care services stabilize your condition until you can get a regular appointment for a more permanent solution. If you need emergency dental services in Rockledge, FL, contact Sunflower Dental Spa

Emergency Dentist FAQs

We want you to know that we are here for you any time you have questions or concerns about dental treatments. Below are some of the most common questions we have heard about emergency dental treatment.

What is classed as a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency is a dental issue that involves severe pain, bleeding, and/or swelling. This may include a toothache, broken tooth, dental trauma, abscess, etc.

What do emergency dental treat?

Emergency dentists treat dental issues that occur outside of normal office hours. Their primary goal is to stabilize your condition until you are able to get a standard appointment for a more permanent solution.

Is toothache an Emergency?

Yes, a toothache may be an emergency- especially if you are in severe pain and also have some bleeding and/or swelling.

Is a cracked filling an Emergency?

Yes, a cracked filling may be a dental emergency because it allows bacteria to get into the tooth, which can cause additional issues.

What is the most common Dental Emergency?

The most common dental emergencies include toothache, broken tooth, dental trauma, and abscess.

What are Dental emergencies in Pediatric Patients?

Dental emergencies in pediatric patients are the same as those in adult patients including toothache, trauma, broken tooth, and abscess.

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