Emergency Dentistry Services in Port Orange
An emergency can really put a damper on your day, but for people experiencing a medical emergency, there is a clear course of action. Call emergency medical services or proceed to your local urgent care. But what about a dental emergency? Many patients waste time and money on urgent care appointments when something has gone wrong with their oral health. While medical professionals are happy to help patients with dental emergencies, they are not the most equipped to deliver the smile repairing services you need. To get the smile back on your face, you need help from a trusted dentistry professional. At Water’s Edge Dental, Sean Bannan, DDS and our team provide Port Orange dentistry patients with emergency care whenever they need us most. Simply call our team, and we’ll do our utmost to offer same day services.
Common Dental Emergencies
You are the best judge when it comes to determining whether or not your emergency situation requires urgent treatment in our office. We often provide treatment for patients experiencing the following dentistry emergencies:
- A severe toothache, constant throb or sharp pain when biting down, and/or dental sensitivity that may indicate a need for root canal therapy
- Soft tissue lacerations
- Broken or bent partial and full dentures
- Chipped or worn teeth or dental restorations
- Knocked out teeth or dental restorations
- Jaw pain or impeded jaw movement
Preventing Dental Emergencies
Not all dental emergencies can be prevented, but there are some behavioral adjustments you can make to dramatically reduce your risk for emergencies, including:
- Brush and floss regularly and visit the dentist at least twice a year to keep teeth healthy.
- Do not use sharp objects to remove stuck food or other foreign items. Instead, brush teeth, use floss, and swish with water. If this does not remove the stuck item, call the dentist right away.
- Do not use teeth as tools to open packages or crack nuts.
- Avoid chewing on ice, fingernails, or other hard objects that can lead to unintentional damage.
- Use mouthguards as directed to protect teeth from damage during the night from teeth grinding and clenching, or to prevent injury during athletic competitions.