701 State Road 60 East Lake Wales, Florida 33853 (863) 676-6021

Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry – East Lake Wales, FL

We Provide Fast and Effective Pain Relief

model of teeth in a dentist’s officeDental emergencies always seem to happen at the most inconvenient times, making them even more stressful to deal with than they already are. Without the proper first aid and treatment, a seemingly small problem, like a toothache, can result in something more severe down the road. At Forni Dental, we strive to save our patients time, money, and additional stress by providing high-quality preventive treatment. If you find yourself in a dental dilemma, don’t hesitate to contact our office as soon as possible. One of our dental professionals will help walk you through the steps to prevent any further harm to your mouth.

How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

computer animation of a chipped toothWhether you chipped your tooth or have minor, lingering pain, you may need emergency dental attention. At Forni Dental, we’ll do our best to see you as soon as possible and carve space out of our schedule to ease your discomfort. If an accident happens outside of our office hours, here are some tips to provide you relief and ease your discomfort until you’re able to see us.

Toothaches

Toothaches can be caused by something as simple as a piece of food stuck between your teeth or something as serious as an infected tooth. Be sure to brush and floss to make sure that your pain isn’t being caused by something lodged in your mouth. If your pain persists, you can use an over-the-counter pain reliever like ibuprofen and a cold compress to bring down any swelling.

Chipped/Broken Tooth

If you can find the chipped or broken portion of your tooth, be sure to collect it and bring it to the office with you. In the meantime, rinse your mouth with lukewarm water to remove any debris. If your damaged tooth has a sharp corner that could damage your oral tissues, you can use dental wax to cover it.

Knocked-Out Tooth

For a knocked-out tooth, time is of the essence. The sooner you’re able to make it to our office, the more likely we’ll be able to replant it. Try getting to us within an hour of the accident and rinse your mouth with lukewarm water. Collect your tooth and, holding it by the biting surface, rinse it under cool water. Try placing it back in its socket to keep it moist. If you’re not able to do this, you can put it in a container of milk or between your gums and cheek.

Lost Filling/Crown

Over time, dental restorations will wear down and change shape, so it’s not uncommon for one to become damaged or fall out completely. If you’re able to find it, rinse it with water and try to place it back on your tooth using denture adhesive. Remember that this is only a temporary solution, and you’ll need to visit us as soon as possible to prevent any additional damage.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

patient holding their mouth in discomfortWhile you can’t completely avoid dental emergencies, there are some steps you can take to reduce your risk of experiencing one. Here are some tips to keep your mouth healthy and your day stress-free:

  • Brush your teeth twice each day for two minutes using fluoride toothpaste.
  • Floss every day.
  • Rinse your mouth with antibacterial mouthwash daily.
  • Don’t bite down on hard items like ice, pens, and nails.
  • Protect your teeth from bad oral habits like teeth grinding with custom oral appliances.

The best way to avoid damage to your pearly whites is to schedule routine checkups and cleanings with one of our experienced dentists at Forni Dental. We’ll tackle problems while they’re still small to prevent them from turning into an inconvenience later on.

The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies

happy family sitting on couchNo two dental emergencies are the same, which means that no two treatments cost the same. To find out if your dental insurance benefits will cover your treatment, it’s best to contact your provider directly. We’ll be more than happy to help you do this. At Forni Dental, we believe that no budget should stand in your way of getting the treatment you need, which is why we offer in-office savings plans along with additional financing through CareCredit!