Dental Emergency Specialist

Horizon Dental Care

General Dentists located in Miramar, FL; Pembroke Pines, FL & Sunrise, FL

Dental emergencies can strike at any time, so it’s important you have access to a trusted, experienced emergency dentist. At Horizon Dental in Miramar, Pembroke Pines, and Sunrise, Florida, the expert dentists offer emergency dental care including same-day appointments. If you or a loved one experiences a dental emergency, call or use the online booking tool to make an appointment today.

Dental Emergency Q & A

What are examples of dental emergencies?

Cracked, chipped, and knocked out teeth are the three most common dental emergencies the team at Horizon Dental treats. The providers also fix broken crowns and veneers and also replace fillings. 

Other common dental emergencies include:

  • Lost fillings
  • Dislodged or loose teeth
  • Broken brackets or braces wires
  • Abscesses
  • Severe tooth pain

Injuries to your tongue, gums, or cheeks also count as dental emergencies. For example, if you bite your tongue or gums and the bleeding won’t stop, it’s important to seek professional dental assistance.

How are dental emergencies treated?

If you experience a dental emergency, visit the emergency dentists at Horizon Dental right away. If you’re on vacation or suffer an accident outside of normal office hours, go to your nearest emergency room. 

If you chip or crack a tooth, your emergency dentist will fill it, conduct a root canal procedure, or apply a temporary crown. If your teeth are loose or missing, your dentist evaluates your roots and gums and attempts to re-implant the tooth. If this isn’t possible, implants or a dental bridge may be necessary.

If surgery is necessary, your provider administers proper sedation, ensuring you experience no discomfort or pain.

What should I do if I suffer a dental emergency?

If you experience a dental emergency, it’s important to stay calm and act as quickly as possible. If you knock out a tooth, pick it up and keep it moist either in a container with your saliva or you can soak it in a glass of milk. You can also tuck your tooth inside your cheek, but just be careful not to swallow it. 

If you bite your tongue or inner cheek while playing sports or eating, rinse out your mouth with a warm salt-water solution and then apply a cool compress to your cheek. If the bleeding doesn’t stop after 10-15 minutes, call the team at Horizon Dental right away.

If you get something stuck between your teeth like a piece of chip or another food item, carefully use dental floss to try and remove it. Don’t force anything and avoid sharp objects including toothpicks. 

The providers at Horizon Dental sincerely hope you never experience a dental emergency, but if you do, help is available. In most cases, same-day appointments are available and the team also offers flexible hours. Call or request your appointment with the online booking tool today.