While you can avoid many dental emergencies by keeping up with your regular appointments and checkups, some scenarios are beyond your control. If you have sudden tooth damage or severe pain, Beauty and the Teeth is available for same-day emergency appointments. Our dentist, Dr. Diana Tadros, has years of experience in emergency dental care and can quickly resolve a majority of emergencies that you might face.
What Qualifies as a Dental Emergency?
Several conditions may be considered a dental emergency if they cause unbearable pain, especially while chewing, or causes tooth loss. Some of the services that Dr. Tadros offers at Beauty and the Teeth on an emergency basis include:
- Emergency root canal treatment
- Repairs for a broken tooth or filling
- Temporary crowns
- Emergency denture repair
- Pain relief
- Dental abscess
- Fractured dental veneer
- Severe cavities or infections
- Lost or loose tooth
What Should I Do if a Tooth Is Knocked Out?
If your tooth is broken, knocked out, or loosened through an accident, it’s important to see your dentist as soon as possible to avoid complications like infections and give you the best chance of preserving your tooth. If your tooth is knocked completely out, you should gently rinse it and keep it moist before seeing Dr. Tadros. Wrap the tooth in a damp, clean cloth or keep it immersed in saline solution. If your tooth is out of position or loose, try to keep it in the correct position without forcing it into place.
Dr Diana and her entire staff are AMAZING! My tooth cracked on a Saturday and she met me in her office the following day-Sunday!! She is a perfectionist! The permanent crown is gorgeous! I can’t thank her enough for saving my tooth! The crack was so low that many other dentists might have pulled the tooth and done an implant. Dr Diana is smart, sweet with a heart of gold. I love that she is available 24×7. Highly recommend!
How Should I Choose an Emergency Dentist?
Depending on the severity of your emergency, not all dentists will feel comfortable or be able to treat you. However, Dr. Tadros completed advanced residency training after dental school in specialty procedures and worked in a dental emergency practice for many years, so she has experience addressing even the most complex dental issues. You can put your trust in Dr. Tadros when you face a dental emergency.
Even if you do not have a missing or loose tooth, injuries in the soft tissues of the mouth may require emergency care. Problems such as puncture wounds, lacerations, or tears in the soft tissues could lead to infection or further damage, and you should always see an emergency dentist if bleeding persists.
In the case of an accident, it’s best not to take aspirin for pain before you can see your dentist. Aspirin thins the blood, which causes excessive bleeding. Instead, take acetaminophen (Tylenol) or gently ice the area if necessary.
Can I See an Emergency Dentist Without Dental Insurance?
Yes! It’s important to see a dentist as soon as possible when facing an emergency, whether or not you have dental insurance. At Beauty and the Teeth, we offer flexible payment options so that your emergency dental care is as affordable as possible. After your emergency has been resolved, you can contact our office manager to find a solution that suits your financial situation.
If you’re dealing with a dental emergency in the Fort Lauderdale, FL area, we’re ready to take your call! Call our office at (954) 492-8126 to see Dr. Tadros as soon as possible. You can also contact us online by filling our online form.