Just like any other emergency, there’s rarely a warning that dental trauma will happen, and it often occurs when you least expect it, leaving you in quick need of emergency dental care. At Radiant Dentistry of New Port Richey, we reserve time in our schedule to accommodate same-day emergency appointments for you. Our goal is to treat you with efficiency and accuracy to provide you with a long-term solution, rather than a quick fix. Contact our skilled emergency team today.
Common Types of Dental Emergencies
Here’s a list of what we quickly address should your dental issue require emergency attention. These are some of the most common types of dental emergencies to look out for:
- Broken dental restoration (crown, bridge, implant or denture)
- Chipped or cracked tooth
- Inflamed, Bleeding gums
- Knocked-out tooth
- Lost filling
- Persistent toothache
If you’re experiencing any of the above issues, please contact us right away so we can reserve time for your immediate treatment. We don’t want you to have to wait in pain or spend time at an emergency dental clinic or ER. We have time for you!
Emergency Dentistry FAQ’S
What is a dental emergency?
A few of the most common dental emergencies are: A severe toothache/tooth pain, abnormal bleeding, a broken tooth or swollen gums. If you’re experiencing any of the above, you should seek advice from a dental professional as quickly as possible. Just like most health issues – dental emergencies that are treated promptly can be resolved quicker and easier.
How soon should I make an appointment after a dental emergency?
In an ideal world, now. The sooner you seek help, the better. For example, there is a small window of time that a knocked-out tooth may be saved, so it’s critical that you notify us of your dental emergency promptly. Many dental emergencies can be treated and resolved if they are diagnosed as soon as they occur. We do everything we can to get you into our office the very same day you call. We are here for you!
How can I prepare for a dental emergency?
Preparing for the unknown has its challenges, but there are some preparations you can do. Dental emergencies are not always preventable, but you can better respond to them if you have the right tools. We recommend adding a few dental-specific items to your emergency kit, including floss, gauze, and a small container to transport a broken tooth.
You should also have our contact information in an easily accessible spot so you can speak with a member of our team immediately.
What if I have a toothache?
Dental pain can be very debilitating, to the point of keeping you up at night. This type of severe and constant pain can be the indicator of a dental infection. If your tooth is infected, it’s important to understand that you need to seek treatment right away because an infection won’t heal on its own.
A dental infection that is left untreated will progress and could spread to other critical areas of your body and could also affect other teeth. Root canal therapy may be able to preserve your tooth and eliminate the infection if you are proactive about seeking treatment.
6838 Madison St.
New Port Richey, FL 34652
Monday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Emergency and After Office Hours:
If you are a current patient, and have a dental emergency after regular office hours, please call us as soon as possible.