Emergency Dentistry in St Petersburg, FL
One thing you can count on when you have a dental emergency is that it will never happen at a time that is convenient! It can quickly feel frightening or overwhelming when an issue arises but it’s vital you know not to panic and stay in control of the situation.
Our reliable team at Modern Day Smiles in St. Petersburg, FL is here to help you through any emergency you may be experiencing. Our expert team will make every effort to see you as soon as possible if you’re experiencing dental pain or a dental emergency.
If you’re dealing with an emergency in the 33713 area, we strongly encourage you to call us immediately at (727) 322-0505. Remember, fast action can result in a saved tooth or prevented infection and there are a variety of dental treatments available to you.
Our emergency dentistry facility in both St. Petersburg, FL, and Tampa, FL can perform a variety of different procedures to ensure your dental concern is resolved as quickly as it can with minimal pain.
The treatments provided are similar to a regular dental appointment however are catered for patients in need of a fast solution.
The following issues are common to us here at Modern Day Smiles and can be resolved fast when immediate action is taken.
Lost or Broken Teeth
If you’ve broken your tooth or it’s become dislodged in any way, bring the tooth or pieces of tooth to our office as quickly as possible. Handle a tooth that’s been dislodged by the crown of the tooth; never touch the root. Try to place it back in your mouth if possible and get to our office immediately as it could be saved.
Soft Tissue Injuries
For injuries to your gums, cheeks or lips, do your best to stop the bleeding with a cold compress or ice. If available, warm salt-water rinses can be helpful in cleansing the wound and assisting with the healing. Contact our office for further instruction once you’ve contained the bleeding.
Dental Pain or Toothaches
If your tooth becomes sensitive to hot or cold foods and beverages, this may be the indicator of a dental infection. It’s important to note that this pain will not go away on its own so don’t delay in contacting our office if you’re located in the 33713 area. In fact, it’s unfortunate that dental infections will only get worse causing even more severe pain and putting you at risk of greater infection which can travel to other critical areas of your body.
Contacting our office if you’re experiencing dental pain or a toothache can mean the difference between saving and losing your tooth. If we’re able to treat you right away, root canal therapy can likely prevent an extraction when treated fast.
Damage or a Knocked Tooth
Oftentimes damage is done to a tooth, such as a knock that can dislodge or even knock out the tooth. Although very painful, instances like these can be dealt with quickly and easily if the right measures are taken. Our emergency room can accommodate these sorts of accidents as they arise, often with no/very little wait time to ensure your issue is resolved in a fast and effective manner.
As previously mentioned, don’t hesitate to contact our office if you are experiencing any kind of emergency to ensure it can be fixed in good time.
We understand that going to the dentist is terrifying for some people, especially when they’re experiencing a dental emergency. It’s vital not to panic and stay calm in the situation but sometimes something more is needed.
Our experts Dr. Remal Patel and Dr. Kinjal Patel offer patients nitrous oxide sedation to help patients relax and take the edge off during dental procedures. Nitrous oxide(sometimes referred to as laughing gas) is a breathable gas administered through a mask during your procedure. It has a calming effect, so you’ll feel comfortable, relaxed and at ease during your treatment. Nitrous oxide is available to all our patients, whether they’re experiencing an emergency or simply need something extra to help with any anxiety that may arise.
Where to go in the event of an Emergency
We understand that dental emergencies can arise at very inconvenient times. Dr. Patel and Dr. Kinjal are your trusted providers at Modern Day Smiles and we offer two convenient locations that serve both the St. Petersburg and Tampa, FL communities. Remember, if you or a loved one is experiencing a dental emergency, remain calm and contact our office for immediate care.
Or, for queries that are not urgent, we encourage you to take a look at our affordable dental treatments or contact our office. One of our friendly team members will assist you and ensure your needs are catered for.