Many people visit the emergency room when they experience a dental emergency. But ER doctors are not trained or equipped to handle emergency dental care, like an emergency tooth extraction. At best, an ER doctor might prescribe medication to help patients suffering from discomfort or medication. So, at Beyond Dentistry Clearwater, our emergency dentistry team can treat your emergency dental qualms as soon as possible.
What is a dental emergency?
Virtually any dental health problem that demands emergency dental care to relieve severe discomfort, save a tooth from removal, curb life-threatening infections, or cease incessant bleeding can be considered a dental emergency. The main difference between general dentistry issues and dental emergencies is that a dental emergency necessitates urgent dental care.
Should I seek urgent dental care?
If you’ve not familiar with dental emergencies, it might be challenging to decide whether you should schedule an appointment at our Clearwater emergency dentistry clinic. Fortunately, true dental emergencies are few and far between, but some symptoms that could necessitate emergency dental services include:
- Bleeding that doesn’t stop on its own
- Painful swelling in or around the mouth
- Severe gum infection that causes discomfort and swelling
- Painful broken or loose filling or dental restoration
- Uncomfortable wires or brackets from orthodontic treatment
Our Emergency Dentistry Process: What to Expect
When you speak with our Beyond Dentistry Clearwater emergency dental team, we will pencil you in for an appointment as soon as possible. Often, we can accommodate same-day dental appointments.
Our emergency dentists will base the course of action on the severity and type of dental injury. For example, if you’re experiencing a severe toothache, Dr. Alqasemi or Dr. Adham will first identify the source of your tooth pain. Then, suggest treatment (such as an emergency tooth extraction).
Still, if you need to see a same-day emergency dentist and can’t be seen due to scheduling, please seek urgent medical care at the nearest emergency room if you believe it is necessary. Your livelihood will always come first.
Have Questions for our Clearwater Cosmetic Dentist?
Check out these frequently asked questions regarding emergency dentistry in Indian Rocks Beach, Clearwater, or surrounding communities, or call us at (727) 304-3156 to speak with the Beyond Dentistry team.
Although the following are not considered dental emergencies, we want you to contact the Beyond Dentistry Clearwater dental office for a dental appointment:
Even if a dental emergency can initially seem stressful, it’s essential to keep your composure when one arises. After scheduling an emergency dental appointment in Clearwater, FL, at Beyond Dentistry, you can prepare for your visit by:
- Keeping your mouth tidy by gently rinsing your mouth with a saltwater rinse (made of warm water and salt)
- Lessening bleeding, inflammation, and discomfort to the best of your ability
- Protecting any knocked-out teeth or fillings in a glass of milk
- Reaching out to a friend or family member and asking if they can be available to give you a ride to and from the emergency dental clinic (just in case)
To start things off, we’ll perform a complete cleaning of your teeth and gums, using special tools to remove any plaque and tartar that may have built up along the gumline. Essential aspects of your cleaning will include thorough flossing between your teeth in all those hard-to-reach places, and scraping off plaque that has accumulated along the gum line. To finish the cleaning process, we’ll polish your teeth, leaving you feeling refreshed, revitalized, and ready to smile.
Any Necessary X-Rays
If you’re new to the office or haven’t had dental x-rays in a while, your Clearwater dentist may recommend that you take some during your preventive care appointment. Dental x-rays let us see what’s going on beneath the surface of your smile, giving us the ability to find issues that may not be visible otherwise. With x-rays, we’re able to make more accurate diagnoses and create more effective and efficient treatment plans.
Your dentist will review your x-rays and then take a thorough look at your teeth, gums, and the rest of your mouth. If we spot any issues, we’ll take the time to educate you on our findings, so you can keep your dental health on the right track. We make it our goal to keep you educated about your oral well-being, so you can make the right decisions for your smile.
Personalized Treatment Plan
Using the information we’ve gathered with your exam and x-rays, we’ll work together with you to craft a treatment plan customized for your unique oral health needs, budget, and lifestyle. If everything looks good, we’ll simply schedule your next routine cleaning and checkup.
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Our Clearwater team is here for you! No matter what kind of treatment you schedule, our team is standing by to answer any questions you may have about insurance, financing, or anything else. We’ll do everything possible to make sure your every visit is straightforward and stress-free.
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