Emergency Dentistry in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Ponte Vedra Complete Dentistry offers a complete range of emergency dental procedures, including exams, prescriptions, root canals, extractions, fillings, and crowns. We can help if you experience sports injury, trauma, toothaches, broken or chipped teeth, or lost crowns. You do not have to be a current patient to call us in the event of an emergency. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, do not delay and call us at (904) 285-7711. We reserve time daily to make ourselves available for patients experiencing an emergency situation.
Here are some helpful tips for how to manage common dental emergencies:
Begin by cleaning around the sore tooth meticulously. Using warm salt water, rinse the mouth to displace any food trapped between teeth. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you use aspirin on the aching tooth or on the gums. In the event of facial swelling, apply a cold compress to the area. For temporary pain relief, acetaminophen is recommended. See a dentist as soon as possible.
Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip, or Cheek
Ice can be applied to any bruised areas. For bleeding, apply firm (but gentle) pressure with sterile gauze or a clean cloth. If the bleeding does not stop with pressure or continues after 15 minutes, go to an emergency room.
Rinse the area with warm water and put a cold compress over the facial area of the injury. Recover any broken tooth fragments and get immediate dental attention.
Knocked Out Permanent Tooth
Recover the tooth, making sure to hold it by the crown (top) and not the root end. Rinse the tooth, but do not clean or handle the tooth more than necessary. Then, reinsert the tooth in the socket and hold it in place using a clean piece of gauze or cloth. If the tooth cannot be reinserted, carry it in a cup containing milk or water. Time is essential — contact us to see your emergency dentist immediately.