Emergency Dentist Treating Ormond Beach & Nearby Areas
Do you know where you can turn when you have a dental emergency? The answer, if you’re a patient of Dr. Fraser, is that you can put your trust in the dental practice you already know and love. We know how frustrating and anxiety-inducing dental emergencies can be. That’s why we do what we can to provide you with same-day attention. Dr. Fraser gives her cell phone number to patients of record, in case you need help with a serious emergency after-hours.
When you call, we’ll discuss your situation, set aside a time for you to come in, and offer tips for managing your emergency until then. Some of the most common emergencies include:
Knocked Out Tooth
If you experience an avulsed (knocked out) tooth, time is of the essence. Carefully remove any foreign matter from the tooth holding it by the crown not the root. Replace the tooth in its socket if possible. If not, store the tooth in a container of milk. Call our office right away. We may be able to reattach the tooth in some cases.
Clean the affected area with warm water swishing gently. If there is bleeding, bite down on gauze to apply pressure and protect the damaged tooth. An ice pack can be applied to the affected area to slow bleeding and manage pain and swelling.
If one or more teeth is dislodge or damaged or the denture base is broken, do not attempt to repair your dental prosthetic at home. This can lead to additional damage that may increase the cost of repairs. Call us right away to schedule an appointment.
We always want to offer patients the most conservative treatment option, and in order to do so, we need to see patients as soon as their oral health concerns arise. If you experience a toothache, call to schedule an appointment right away.
Something Caught between Teeth
If you have food or other foreign matter caught between teeth, swish warm water and gently floss around the item to try to dislodge it. If this is ineffective, call to schedule an appointment and avoid chewing with the affected tooth until we can see you. Never use sharp objects to remove items lodged between teeth as this could lead to further damage to teeth or gums.
For some emergencies, like a broken jaw or a cut that won’t stop bleeding, you should visit your nearest emergency room before giving us a call. But for any other dental-related emergency, especially those listed above, we hope you’ll make the Ormond Beach dental office of Dr. Fraser your choice for emergency dental care.
Call us today if you’re experiencing an emergency, and you don’t know where else to turn. We love helping patients reclaim their good oral health and wellbeing.