I Need An Emergency Dentist Near Me
In times of a dental emergency you deserve to find fast relief from dental pain in a calming and supportive environment. As your local emergency dentist in Margate we encourage that you call us at (954) 975-7900 should you or a loved one experience dental pain. Don’t wait on a toothache, chipped tooth or a sudden pain in your mouth to worsen over time. Call your local family dentist at West Broward Dental Associates to schedule same day dentistry and timely dental care at your neighborhood dentist in Margate. We are also proud to serve the communities of Coconut Creek, Parkland, Tamarac, Coral Springs and Pompano Beach.
What Can I Do In A Dental Emergency?
Accidents happen, and rarely at a convenient time. If you or a loved one recently cracked a tooth on a kernel of popcorn at the movies or woke up in the middle of the night with a sharp toothache, it could be a sign that you need emergency dental care. Especially in times of a knocked out tooth or dislodged tooth, seeking immediate dental care can make the difference in being able to save the affected tooth and reduce the need to have complex dental care in the future.
Common Types Of Dental Emergencies
Below are some of the most common types of dental injuries and the best ways to take care of your dental emergency before you make your way to the dentist. Of course, we highly recommend calling your local dentist at (954) 975-7900 to best prepare for your dental visit with advice from our staff.
Broken Tooth & Chipped Tooth
If you recently chipped a tooth during a soccer game or broke a tooth or crown, we recommend seeing your dentist as soon as possible. While a small chip in the tooth is not as serious as a chipped tooth that exposes the inside nerve or “pulp” of the tooth, it may still allow the entry of bacteria and harmful debris and lead to a cavity, root canal or inflammation in the gums.
When a broken or chipped tooth happens, do not touch the affected area and never apply aspirin directly to the gums or teeth. Rinse your mouth gently with warm water and spit carefully. Call your dentist for advice on next steps to support your dental health before you visit your dentist near you.
Knocked Out Tooth
Only touch the tooth by the top of the tooth (known as the crown) and avoid touching or removing any gum tissue. Rinse gently with warm water and place the removed tooth or portion of the tooth in a small container of cold milk or, if milk is not available, saliva. This will help keep the tooth hydrated while you come in for immediate dental care.
Object Trapped Between Teeth
Is a trapped piece of food causing you a toothache? Do not use anything except regular dental floss to floss gently and carefully try to remove the trapped object. Rinse with warm water. If the object remains stuck, call your dentist for professional dental care.
Toothache or Pain In Your Mouth
Sudden or chronic toothache, tooth pain or pain in your mouth may indicate inflammation in your mouth or a similar dental problem, such as a cavity or root canal. To treat your toothache at home before you make your way to the dentist, rinse carefully with warm water and apply an ice pack to the outside of the cheek if any swelling is present. Seek the help of a dentist near you to carefully review your oral health and treat the affected area.
Preventive Dentistry and Athletic Dentistry
Did you know, dental injuries are one of the most common forms of injuries among athletes? To best protect your smile on the field, your sports dentist may recommend the use of a custom mouthguard to wear during practice. For non-athletes, a personalized nightguard can be used to protect smiles from chronic teeth grinding or clenching during sleep and aid in reducing certain sleep apnea symptoms. The preventive steps we take in our health every day may have a big impact on our oral health and health of our entire bodies.
Your Family Dentist in Margate
As your Margate Family Dentist, our team at West Broward Dental Associates is determined to be there for you and your family no matter what your dental needs may be. If you are ever in a dental accident, we want you to feel comfortable and confident knowing quality dental care and an understanding team are close by. Call us at (954) 975-7900 to ask us about your dental care or schedule your next visit to the dentist. We are also proud to serve the communities of Coconut Creek, Parkland, Tamarac, Coral Springs and Pompano Beach.