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When you have a severe toothache, nothing else matters except finding the answer to your search for, “emergency dental care near me.” Finding a dentist that will see you as soon as possible during normal office hours will make you breathe a sigh of relief, so call our office to start feeling pain relief fast.
How Do I Find an Emergency Dental Office Near Me?
If you have an after hours emergency that can wait until we have regular office hours, call us to schedule an appointment. Our regular dentist strives to make time to see patients experiencing pain the same day or the next day.
What Do Emergency Dentists Do?
Emergency dental care involves any treatment that a dentist provides that relieves severe pain, repairs damage or fixes a problem that will become worse if not treated. Our emergency dentists in Boca Raton typically address the following problems during normal office hours:
- Toothaches or pressure from cavities, injuries or oral infections
- Emergency tooth extractions
- Emergency repairs for cracked, broken or chipped teeth
- Loose crown or filling replacement
- Wisdom tooth swelling and pain relief
- Problems with orthodontic devices, including braces and retainers
Am I Experiencing a Dental Emergency?
Our emergency dentists provide skilled emergency care during normal business hours. Call us for an appointment for any of the following problems and we will get you in as quickly as possible.
Broken or Fractured Teeth
A broken, fractured or split tooth is an emergency because the tooth could break or fracture more if you do not have it addressed as quickly as possible. If you feel a momentary, sharp pain when chewing, call our office immediately. An early diagnosis and emergency dental services may save the tooth.
Our emergency dentists will see you as soon as they can during regular office hours if you have a knocked-out tooth. It is often possible for an emergency dentist to put a knocked-out tooth back in the socket if you can locate the missing tooth. Find the tooth and any fragments, rinse it off with water while trying not to touch the roots. Call our office for instructions and an emergency appointment.
Severe Toothache Pain or Pressure
Severe toothache pain necessitates emergency dental care. There can be numerous causes for tooth pain or pressure, so do not hesitate to call us during office hours, especially if you also have an earache or a fever.
Acute tooth sensitivity may indicate a number of different problems. If the tooth sensitivity came on suddenly, it may indicate an infection or you may have a fractured tooth. Call us for pain relief and a diagnosis of what is causing the sensitivity.
Dental Decay (Cavities)
Dental decay leads to large cavities and severe pain. Schedule an appointment with our office so our emergency dentist can assess the decay and determine an appropriate course of action.
Not only does an abscessed tooth hurt, it can cause serious problems if you do not receive treatment. If you see what looks like a pimple on your gums, have pain while chewing or have swollen gums, you may have an abscessed tooth.
Lost or Loose Fillings
Occasionally fillings become loose or they fall out. If you have a lost or loose filling, the situation requires immediate attention since the tooth is weakened. Our emergency dentist will repair or replace the filling so that your tooth does not break.
Broken Crowns or Lost Restorations
If you have a broken crown or missing tooth restoration, our emergency dentists can restore your smile with a temporary or permanent repair.
Orthodontic Pain or Injuries
If you are experiencing orthodontic pain from metal braces, we can alleviate the pain and stabilize your braces. Call our emergency dental office for an appointment.
Tooth Enamel Worn by Teeth Grinding
Bruxism is the term used when you grind your teeth, usually when you are asleep. Grinding of the teeth causes the enamel to wear off. Fortunately, our emergency dental office can restore the enamel and provide you with a mouth guard to prevent further wear on your teeth.
An impacted or infected tooth may cause sinus pressure. If you have a toothache and sinus pressure, call us for an appointment to rule out a dental issue for the sinus pressure.
When Should I Go to the Emergency Room for Emergency Dental Care?
Our emergency dentists in Boca Raton provide urgent dental care during our normal office hours. If you experience an after hours dental emergency that requires immediate attention, please visit the nearest emergency room. Examples of serious problems needing medical attention right away include:
- Jaw injuries from sports or an accident
- Uncontrollable and/or severe bleeding
- Severe dental trauma
- An inability to open or close your jaw
If you are certain that your problem does not warrant a visit to the ER and you would prefer to search for an “emergency dental office near me,” call us to schedule an emergency visit and we will see you as soon as possible, sometimes even the same day.
How Much Will Urgent Dental Care Cost?
The cost of emergency care varies according to the problem and its severity. However, since the cost is unexpected, it could strain your budget. Emergency dentists typically accept credit cards or different payment arrangements. Another way to make dental care more affordable is with DentRite®, a discount dental plan. DentRite® is not insurance, therefore, everyone is accepted and can enjoy discounts on preventative care and common emergency dental services, such as root canals and extractions.
What Do I Do If I Need Emergency Dental Care Near Me After Hours?
Many individuals will experience an after hour dental predicament requiring emergency dental care at some time within their lifetime. If you have severe symptoms, please visit an ER, otherwise, our emergency dentists are available during regular office hours. Call us to schedule an appointment; we endeavor to see patients with emergencies within one or two days.