Dental emergencies can strike at a moment’s notice, leaving you or your loved ones panicked. In these dire situations, what you need most is a trusted dental office that can see you right away – no waiting, no delays. At Shore Dental, we’re proud to offer just that! Walk-ins are always welcome here in North Port, FL, and our team of experts will do everything they can to relieve any pain immediately. Please don’t hesitate to contact right away if you’re in need of assistance.
What Counts as a Dental Emergency?
Although our team will always trust your judgment when it comes to calling for emergency care, some patients may feel unsure if their situation really warrants immediate attention. We consider the following situations true emergencies:
If you’ve fractured/broken one or more teeth
If you’ve completely knocked out one or more teeth
If your restoration (such as a crown or a filling) has been badly damaged or lost altogether
If you’re experiencing sustained oral bleeding
If you’ve injured your gum tissue
If you’ve injured your jawbone
If you have a severe toothache
If you have an object stuck between your tooth that cannot be safely dislodged
What Should I Do in a Dental Emergency?
First, it’s important to stay calm and composed, whether you or a family member is the one experiencing the emergency. Get your phone and contact Shore Dental right away to let us know you’re coming. If your mouth is bleeding, hold a piece of gauze or a bandage over the source and apply pressure. If facial swelling occurs, a cold compress held against the appropriate cheek can help keep it to a minimum. Patients are encouraged to take painkillers to relieve serious discomfort, but don’t place them directly against the gum tissue at any point – your mouth may be burned.
Root Canal Therapy for Dental Emergencies
The soft center of the tooth where the nerves and blood vessels are can easily become infected if damaged by decay. In the event that your tooth is developing an infection, our dentists can perform root canal therapy to clean your inner tooth and protect your neighboring teeth from complications. A root canal is typically necessary when your tooth is in significant pain, so let us help you gain much-needed relief the same day as your emergency!