Emergency Dentistry—Sebastian, FL
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Dental emergencies happen more often than you might think! Countless people around the country wake up in the morning with a terrible toothache or accidentally injure their teeth while playing sports or just going about their day. While these situations can certainly be stressful, for Sebastian residents, taking care of them is relatively simple. If you ever think you’re experiencing a dental emergency, go ahead and call Sebastian Dental. We’ll let you know if you need to come see us, and we’ll schedule an appointment for as soon as possible, often on the same day!
Why Choose Sebastian Dental for Emergency Dentistry?
- Same-Day Emergency Appointments Available
- Trusted by Local Families Since 2004
- Top-Quality Care in a Warm, Friendly Environment
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
While you may be tempted to call 911 or visit an urgent care clinic for a dental emergency, your best bet is to reach out to us right away. Our team is specially trained and has the equipment to handle serious dental issues, and we’ll likely be able to see you much faster than your typical ER (and for a fraction of the price as well!). Before you’re able to make it to our office, however, here are a few ways to take control during some of the most common emergencies we encounter:
Is something stuck between the teeth? After rinsing and flossing, if the pain continues, go ahead and take an OTC medication. Apply a cold compress to the face if there is any swelling. If there is something lodged between the teeth, do NOT use scissors or a knife to try to get it out—this will likely only cause further injury.
Pick up as many pieces of the tooth that you can find and place them in a safe container. Be sure to bring them to our office. A cold compress can help manage any swelling, and be sure to cover the remaining tooth to prevent it from accidentally cutting the inside of the mouth. You can do this easily using a piece of sugar-free gum.
You need to move fast in this situation, because while it’s possible to replant a fully knocked-out tooth, the best time to do it is within an hour or so of the accident. Recover the tooth without touching the root, give it a gentle rinse, and place it under the tongue. This will keep it wet so it can stay alive until we see you.
Rinse off the restoration and attempt to place it back onto your tooth. Even though you might not experience any pain, it’s still wise to have a tooth repaired quickly before any decay or damage can develop. If the restoration keeps falling out, a small dab of toothpaste should help, though this is only a temporary fix.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, right? This is especially true when it comes to dental emergencies, so to safeguard yourself, make sure you:
- Brush and floss your teeth every day to keep them strong and resistant to decay/breakage.
- Keep up with your six-month checkups so small problems can be treated before they turn into big emergencies
- Wear a mouthguard every time you participate in sports.
- Don’t use your teeth to open packages or bottles.
- Avoid chewing on particularly hard items like ice, pens, pencils, popcorn kernels, rock candy, etc…
The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
Because there are so many different types of dental emergencies, the cost of treating one will always depend on a patient’s unique situation. Regardless of the problem, seeking out care quickly is always smart because it allows our team to treat a problem before it becomes much worse. To make this type of care more affordable, we accept many different insurance plans, and flexible financing is always available as well.