14 Apr 2020
emergency dentist boynton beach

See Why Dr. Casel is Dedicated to be Your Emergency Dentist in Boynton Beach

Dr. Casel is our emergency dentist in Boynton Beach! If you’ve experienced sudden injury or if you develop a serious oral infection, call our office right away. Dental emergencies threaten your overall physical health, so be sure to take immediate action if you’re experiencing a dental emergency. Keep reading to learn more about common dental emergencies and what to do if you find yourself experiencing one.

Knocked Out Tooth

If you’ve suddenly knocked out a tooth, through injury or through sport, it’s important you take immediate action. Time is of the essence when you knock out a tooth because it will not be viable after 30 minutes of being knocked out. Follow these steps to save the tooth:

  • do not pick the tooth up by the root; pick it up by the chewing surface using tissue
  • call our office while you’re on your way so that we can prepare a room for you
  • place the tooth back in the socket or milk (do NOT put a child’s tooth back in the socket – this can harm their developing adult teeth)
  • get to our office as soon as possible

Chip or Tooth Fracture

If you can’t get to our office within 30 minutes, exploring restorative smile options is your next step. Call our office to schedule the earliest appointment even if you don’t wish to save the tooth. This will give our team the opportunity to examine the area and determine if there is any further damage to your smile.

Any cracks to teeth that go all the way down to the gum line cause serious infection and require a full tooth extraction. If you’ve chipped or cracked a tooth, see if the crack meets the gum line to determine how severe the emergency is. A chip to your tooth’s surface is no immediate concern unless it leaves a sharp edge that cuts your tongue or cheek.

If you’re worried about a chip or slight tooth fracture, it’s always better to make an appointment rather than wait until your next dental cleaning. Any tooth fracture leaves your mouth vulnerable to bacterial infection, which leads to an abscess. Call our office for a full examination to rule out any risk of infection.

Dental Abscess

An abscess is extremely dangerous if left untreated, so be sure to visit our Boynton Beach emergency dentist if you notice shooting pain in one area. A tooth abscess occurs due to the accumulation of bacteria in your tooth. Patients who have signs of dental decay opt to get root canal therapy to avoid the development of a dental abscess, but it’s not always that simple.

Signs of an abscess are shooting pain and gum inflammation. Our team detects warning signs before a dental abscess forms, but that requires regular dental appointments every six months. Be sure to schedule dental cleanings every six months and follow a proper dental care routine to avoid the development of a dental abscess. This condition can be fatal if not treated quickly, so don’t ignore any tooth pain or discomfort.

If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, call our Boynton Beach emergency dentist right away. You can reach our office by calling 561-737-1223 or by filling out a contact form directly on our site. If you are experiencing severe pain or bleeding, do not wait! Call Dr. Casel’s office immediately to protect your smile.