Emergency Dentistry – Panama City, FL
Quality Care When
It’s Needed Most
Is there pain in your mouth that just keeps getting worse as time goes on? Have your teeth or gums suffered from some kind of injury? Oral health issues such as these need professional attention if you want to find relief and protect your smile. Dr. Waheed will always make time to see you in the shortest amount of time possible in the event of an emergency, so don’t be afraid to call us for emergency dentistry in Panama City, FL as soon as you realize that you urgently need dental care.
Why Choose Baldwin Family Dental for Emergency Dentistry?
- Two Types of Oral Sedation Available
- Comprehensive Services Under One Roof
- Same Day Emergency Appointment Offered
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
There are plenty of oral health issues that can be considered an emergency, such as painful infections or any sort of injury to the enamel. Dr. Waheed has the expertise to provide care in a wide variety of situations, but it definitely helps to be prepared for particularly common emergencies. Below are some general tips for managing oral pain and protecting your teeth; we can provide additional advice when you call to schedule your appointment.
First, use dental floss to check if anything is caught between your teeth and remove it if possible. Take acetaminophen or a similar pain reliever if the discomfort persists after flossing. Sometimes swelling might accompany a toothache, so apply a cold compress to the affected area if you need to.
Find the tooth immediately. Do not touch the root; always handle it by the crown instead. The best way to preserve a lost tooth is to put in back in its socket and hold it in place with your tongue; if that’s not possible, put it in a container of milk instead. Then get to our dental office as quickly as possible so replantation can be attempted.
Broken/ Chipped Tooth
Use gauze to stop any bleeding that occurs and cover the jagged edges of the tooth with sugar free gum or dental wax; otherwise, you could cut the inside of your mouth by accident. If you still have the broken pieces of the tooth, keep them safely stored and bring them with you to your appointment.
Lost Filling/ Crown
Check the restoration to see if it’s still intact. A crown can sometimes be reattached to the tooth with sugarless gum or toothpaste. Be sure to make an appointment as soon as possible; even if the tooth doesn’t hurt, it will still be vulnerable to damage or decay until a proper restoration has been attached to it.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
- Brush and floss after every meal, or at least twice a day to keep the teeth and gums clean and free of the bacteria that can lead to cavities.
- Visit Dr. Waheed twice a year for checkups so that small problems can be identified and treated early.
- Get a custom mouthguard to protect your teeth while playing sports. Also consider getting a nightguard if you grind your teeth while sleeping.
- Don’t chew on hard objects or open packages with your teeth.
The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
We can only give an estimate of the cost for treating your dental emergency once we’ve been able to examine your teeth and gums and figured out the extent of the damage. Some treatments will be more costly than others, but it’s important to have true dental emergencies taken care of right away; if they grow worse, they’ll only become more complex and even pricier to treat. Regardless of the problem, we’ll always aim to provide efficient, effective care that fits into your budget.