Emergency Dental Care

General Dentists, General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentists, Endodontists, Implant Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentistry located in Boyton Beach, FL

Sudden tooth pain, gums that won’t stop bleeding, or chipped or broken teeth require emergency dental care. If you have an emergency dental situation, Khalid Aldorri, DDS, and the team at Dorri’s Dental offer expert care to patients aged 12 and older in Boynton Beach, Florida. If you have an issue that needs urgent treatment, call the office today or reach out online. The practice can accommodate same-day appointments. 

Emergency Dental Care Q & A

What is an emergency dental issue?

Examples of dental emergencies include:

  • Severe toothache
  • Badly cracked teeth
  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Swollen or bleeding gums
  • A partially dislodged tooth
  • Tooth abscess
  • A lost or broken dental restoration

If you have a dislocated or broken jaw, the team can perform a full 3D imaging scan to ensure there’s no severe damage. If you need surgery, they can help determine a treatment plan. 

What happens during an emergency dental visit?

Your Dorri’s Dental provider does a thorough assessment of your symptoms, medical history, and current oral and physical health when you come in for emergency dental treatment. 

They may perform a 3D CT dental scan or X-ray to assist in diagnosing your issue and creating a personalized treatment plan.

The following are common reasons for an emergency dental visit and what treatment you may receive.

Tooth pain 

Tooth pain typically occurs when the pulp at the center of your tooth becomes inflamed. Improper oral hygiene can lead to toothaches and contribute to emergency dental concerns, such as:

  • Tooth decay 
  • Gum disease or periodontal issues
  • Damage to dental fillings
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Teeth grinding (bruxism) 
  • Wisdom tooth pain

If you experience any of these symptoms or conditions, your provider may recommend oral surgery, Botox®, a nightguard for teeth grinding, periodontal treatments, or tooth extraction and replacement. 

Root canal

A root canal procedure can relieve tooth infection, inflammation, and pain and save your natural tooth. Dorri’s Dental has a root canal specialist (endodontist) who ensures your treatment is effective and painless. 

A root canal involves taking out decayed material from your tooth, cleaning it, and then giving the tooth a filling to seal the area. You may need a crown to protect the tooth.

The procedure may take one or two visits, depending on the condition of your affected tooth.  

Broken and chipped teeth

Trauma, cavities, age, and bruxism can lead to broken teeth. If left untreated, they can cause intense pain and lead to more serious problems. 

Treatment may include tooth reattachment, bonding, veneers, or dental onlays.

What should I avoid after an emergency dental appointment?

After your emergency dental visit, you should avoid:

  • Teeth clenching 
  • Pressure on the affected area
  • Biting on hard substances
  • Consuming very hot or cold beverages
  • Eating sweets

After your treatment, your provider may prescribe medication or provide tips to prevent cavities and maintain overall oral health. 

Call Dorri’s Dental today or reach out online for expert emergency dental care.