When You Need an Emergency Dental Treatment in Ft. Lauderdale FL
If you are experiencing a dental emergency during regular business hours, contact our office immediately at (954) 566-7479. We will do everything we can to accommodate your needs.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency after hours, please call
our office number and follow the instructions to be promptly connected
to one of our dentists for advice and to arrange an emergency office
What Qualifies as a Dental Emergency?
Any oral health problem or injury to the teeth or gums that is causing you great pain or discomfort can be a potentially serious problem and should be considered a dental emergency. There are also dental health complications that may not seem like an emergency but that should be tended to by your Ft. Lauderdale dentist sooner rather than later.
It is important to preserve as much of your tooth as possible. The longer you wait to have your emergency addressed, the more you risk the need for more extensive dental work.
If You Have a Toothache
When your tooth hurts or is extra-sensitive to heat or cold on a recurring basis, it’s probably safe to say that a cavity has settled in. If you keep up with your dental visits and annual x-rays, your dentist will identify and address any threats festering under the surface before they become a problem. If it has been too long since you visited your dentist and you’ve reached the point of no return, you will likely need a tooth-colored filling to repair any decay or a root canal of the cavity that has reached a nerve. There could, of course, be other problems in play, but only a thorough dental exam will tell you for certain. Our goal is always to see you in a timely fashion to get you out of pain.
If You Have a Chipped or Broken Tooth
Damage to the tooth enamel may not seem like that big of a deal, but one compromised tooth can easily lead to more broken teeth. Most of the time damaged teeth can be treated with effective procedures. Cosmetic dentistry on front teeth ranges from dental bonding, porcelain veneers, or dental onlays.
Porcelain veneers are often used for tooth restoration purposes, to fill gaps or repair a tooth. With dental onlays posterior teeth can be restore quickly. The tooth is simply built back up to a healthy and natural-looking size to provide proper function.
If You Have a Broken or Lost Crown
While porcelain crowns are incredibly durable and long-lasting, it is possible for the porcelain to break or come off, particularly if you have had the crown for a long time. In addition occasionally a crown will come off. If this occurs it is important to have the crown re-cemented to protect the tooth, eliminate sensitivity or pain, and prevent shifting of the tooth. In the event that there is a cavity or underlying problem with the tooth, your dentist will work to save as much of the natural tooth as possible in order to replace the old crown with a new porcelain crown.
If Your Tooth Has Become Dislodged
Whether your tooth is completely dislodged or partially dislodged, you are experiencing a serious dental emergency. A natural tooth cannot be completely saved if you do not see your dentist quickly, we will do everything we can to maintain the integrity of your natural teeth. A car accident, a sports injury, a fall, or any sort of accident can cause a dislodged tooth. The loss of a tooth can be terrifying. Contact our office immediately so that we can help you save your tooth in between your accident and making your way to the dental office for treatment.
Evaluating Your Dental Emergency
Do not ignore any tooth or gum injury or serious discomfort. You risk the development of permanent damage, as well as the need for more extensive, intensive, and costly repairs later. Your dental problem does not need to fit into one of the above-mentioned categories to be qualified as an emergency. From a lost filling to a broken porcelain veneer to severe jaw pain, if you are dealing with a painful or inconvenient oral health issue, contact Premiere Smile Center immediately. We will be happy to assist you.