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General Dentistry, Orthodontics & Specialist located in Orlando, FL
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Emergency Dentistry services offered in Orlando, FL

Urgent dental needs can arise when you least expect them, and knowing where to turn can make it easier to navigate these circumstances. For residents of Orlando, Florida, who rely on the team of outstanding dentists at OBT Dental & Orthodontics for care, emergency dentistry is easily accessible. Call to see if a same-day visit is available, and remember, online booking is always an option for less time-sensitive needs.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is an area of dental practice focused on addressing acute care needs. These are dental issues that develop quickly, often with little advance warning. 

One way to think about whether your dental issue is a good fit for an emergency dental visit is to consider whether you can comfortably wait to see your dentist during a regularly scheduled visit. If the answer is “no,” then emergency dentistry is likely the best approach. 

There is no need to suffer through pain or other troubling symptoms when you can receive care from providers you know and trust in a setting you’re already familiar with. 

What kinds of dental issues require emergency dentistry?

Emergency dental care visits can address a wide range of common dental issues. Some of the conditions that bring people in for care include:

  • Severe dental pain
  • Lost crown or filling
  • Infected, painful gums
  • Abscess
  • Broken or cracked tooth
  • Object lodged in gums or between teeth
  • Lacerations to the tongue or other soft oral tissues
  • Knocked-out (avulsed) tooth

These are just a few of the issues the team at OBT Dental & Orthodontics can resolve during an emergency dentistry visit. 

What should I do if I experience a knocked-out tooth?

Knowing how to react to a knocked-out tooth can make the difference between saving or losing that tooth. You only have a short window of time to save a knocked-out tooth, so it’s important to act quickly. 

Begin by picking the tooth up carefully, avoiding touching the root portion. Your tooth roots are covered in living cells that must be preserved for successful reimplantation. If necessary, gently rinse away dirt or debris with a slow stream of clean water. 

If possible, place the tooth back in its socket and bite down gently on a piece of clean gauze. You can also place the tooth in the space between your cheek and gums. Placing the tooth in a small container and covering it with room-temperature milk is also an option.

Call OBT Dental & Orthodontics right away to see if you can come in for a same-day emergency dental visit. Online booking is always an option for less urgent scheduling needs.