After Hours Care
If you are an existing Dental Specialists of Florida Patient, and this is a DENTAL EMERGENCY, please call 1-855-876-2226. If this is a life-threatening or severe injury, dial 911 immediately, and let the hospital staff know who your Dentist is so we can assist with treating your injury once you have been stabilized.
Here are some tips on dealing with a Dental Emergency:
Stay calm. If there is bleeding, focus on stopping it and protecting the injured tooth and/or area. DO NOT take aspirin or ibuprofen for a dental emergency because this will cause excessive bleeding.
Open wounds or injuries that bleed — especially trauma and/or damage to your teeth and gums — can result in infection, so make sure to provide our office with details that will help the Dentist prepare for your emergency visit.
A Dental Specialists of Florida Dentist can determine the underlying cause of severe pain only upon examination. Do not expect diagnosis over the phone, as it is neither advised nor warranted. The most common causes of pain are an injury to the teeth or gums, debris lodged under the gum line, a lost filling or crown, a cracked or broken tooth, or an infection that goes untreated. To alleviate pain, take acetaminophen as directed on the packaging label.
For a day or two after braces or retainers have been adjusted, you may experience discomfort due to normal inflammation. To help alleviate discomfort, apply a topical such as Shoo Goo. You may also take acetaminophen as directed on the packaging label.
Piece of Appliance Inhaled
Call 911 immediately, and go to the hospital emergency room for treatment.
Piece of Appliance Swallowed
Call your dentist or Orthodontist to discuss appropriate next steps.