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1201 County Road 1, Suite B
Dunedin, FL 34698
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Dunedin, FL 34698

Emergency Dentistry in Dunedin

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Dunedin Dental Associates provides emergency dentistry in Dunedin, FL. Call 727-734-3321 to learn more and schedule your appointment.

Are You Experiencing a Dental Emergency?

When you're dealing with a dental emergency, the last thing you want to do is have to call around to find a dentist who’s willing to see you on short notice. That's why we offer emergency dentistry in Dunedin to both our current patients and anyone else in the community who needs urgent dental care.

If you call us during regular business hours, we will schedule an appointment for you as soon as possible to ensure that you receive the dental care you need in a timely manner. When our office is closed, call and follow the instructions provided, and a member of our team will return your call.

In the event of a life-threatening emergency, dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room for treatment.

Common Dental Emergencies

After rinsing with warm water to dislodge any food particles caught in the tissue surrounding the tooth, carefully floss on both sides. If your symptoms persist or the area feels warm to the touch, schedule an appointment with us.

Soft Tissue Cuts
Apply pressure to the wound with a clean washcloth or sterile gauze until it stops bleeding, then apply a cold compress to minimize swelling. Call your doctor if the bleeding persists.

Knocked Out Baby Tooth
Although a knocked-out baby tooth cannot be replaced, we encourage you to schedule a visit for your child so we can check for other injuries and determine whether a space maintainer is necessary. 

Knocked Out Permanent Tooth
Please contact our office as soon as possible so we can prepare for your arrival. Hold the tooth by the crown and avoid touching the root. If it's dirty, gently rinse the tooth with milk or water. Replace the tooth in its socket if you can, then bite down on a clean piece of gauze to keep it in place until your appointment. If this isn't possible, put the tooth in a small glass of saliva or milk and bring it with you to our office.

Chipped or Broken Tooth
Place the broken tooth piece in a small cup of milk or saliva, as we may be able to reattach it. To minimize swelling, rinse your mouth with warm water and use a cold compress. Call our office to make an appointment.

Below are instructions for handling minor dental emergencies.

In the case of a toothache...

Gently clean the area around the tooth by rinsing the mouth with warm water and gently flossing to remove any particles that may be lodged in the tissue around the tooth. If the pain continues, or if the area around the affected tooth is warm, please call our office to schedule an appointment.

If a lip, gum, cheek, or tongue gets cut...

Apply ice to help reduce swelling and apply pressure with a clean cloth or sterile gauze to stop any bleeding. If the bleeding continues, call your physician or visit your local emergency room.

If a permanent tooth gets knocked out...

Call our office right away and take these steps.

  1. Do not touch the tooth root, but hold the tooth by the crown and gently rinse the tooth with water.
  2. Place the tooth back into the socket as quickly as possible and bite down on clean gauze to hold it in place.
  3. If the tooth cannot be placed in the socket, put the tooth in a small container of milk or saliva and bring it with you to your appointment.
If a tooth gets chipped or broken...

Gently rinse the area with lukewarm water and place a cold compress on the face to reduce swelling. If you can locate the piece of the broken tooth, place the piece in milk, and bring it with you to the office. If more than half of the tooth is broken off, please call us immediately.

Why Choose Dunedin Dental Associates

Our team is here for you when you need us the most. With our years of experience and compassionate care, you can rest assured that you'll be in good hands.

Frequently Asked Questions About Emergency Dentistry

What is a dental emergency?

If you're in severe pain, have uncontrollable bleeding, or need immediate care to save a tooth, we consider it a dental emergency.

Can you go to the ER for a dental emergency?

If you've suffered facial injuries or are experiencing uncontrollable bleeding, we recommend going to your local emergency room for treatment. After your immediate medical concerns have been addressed, you can schedule an appointment with your dentist. You should not go to the ER for any other dental emergency because they do not have dentists on staff and will not be able to resolve your problem.

What helps unbearable tooth pain?

While numbing gels, cold compresses, and over-the-counter pain relievers can temporarily reduce tooth pain, the only long-term solution is to get the dental care you need. Tooth pain that is unbearable is not normal, and it is usually an indication of an infection, a broken tooth that requires endodontic treatment, or other serious dental problems.

Can an emergency room pull a tooth?

No, emergency rooms do not perform tooth extractions or any other dental services. Even in an emergency, you must see a dentist to have a tooth pulled.
Call 727-734-3321 to learn more and schedule your appointment.

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1201 County Road 1, Suite B
Dunedin FL 34698
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