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Dental Emergencies

At the Spodak Dental Group we are committed to accommodating all your dental needs in a timely manner.

If you are experiencing a MEDICAL emergency, please dial 911.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency during regular business hours, please call our office at 561-498-0050.  We will make every effort to accommodate you immediately.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency after regular business, please call our office at 561-498-0050 and follow the instructions on our after hours voicemail message.  One of our doctors will call you back promptly to answer your questions and to arrange for any necessary treatment.

In the meantime, follow the links below for guidance and homecare techniques for dealing with common dental emergencies:

  • Bitten Lip or Tongue
  • Cracked or Broken Tooth
  • Jaw-Possibly Broken
  • Knocked Out Tooth
  • Objects Caught Between Teeth
  • Toothache

Bitten Lip or Tongue
Clean the area gently with a cloth and apply cold compresses to reduce any swelling. If the bleeding doesn't stop, go to a hospital emergency room immediately. If once the bleeding is controlled, call us for an emergency appointment immediately.

Cracked or Broken Tooth
Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area. Use cold compresses on the area to keep any swelling down. If you have no pain, you can schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience (but within a few days) If experience pain or discomfort, call us for an emergency appointment immediately.

Jaw-Possibly Broken
Apply cold compresses to control swelling. Go to a hospital emergency department immediately.

Knocked Out Tooth
Hold the tooth by the crown and rinse off the root of the tooth in water if it's dirty. Do not scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments. If possible, gently insert and hold the tooth in its socket. If that isn't possible, put the tooth in a cup of milk and call us for an emergency appointment as quickly as possible. Remember to bring the tooth with you!

Objects Caught Between Teeth
Try to gently remove the object with dental floss; avoid cutting the gums. Never use a sharp instrument to remove any object that is stuck between your teeth. If you can't dislodge the object using dental floss, contact us for an emergency appointment.

Toothache
Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss or an interdental cleaner to ensure that there is no food or other debris caught between the teeth. Never put aspirin, alcohol, or any other painkiller against the gums near the aching tooth because it may burn the gum tissue.  If the pain persists, contact us for an emergency appointment.

 

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