Dental Emergencies in Fernandina Beach
Patients in need of emergency care receive priority scheduling during regular hours. We also handle emergency cases during off hours if necessary. If you think you have a dental emergency, call our office as soon as possible.
What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?
Treating dental problems as quickly as possible improves your chances of keeping your endangered teeth and recovering faster. Some examples of situations that warrant emergency care include:
Severe Tooth Pain – Regardless of the stimulus, severe tooth pain of any kind calls for emergency care. Most often this indicates some form of trauma or infection; this jeopardizes the integrity of not only your aching tooth but your entire oral structure.
Avulsed (detached) Tooth – Did you know there’s a chance a knocked-out tooth can be reattached? With immediate care and the right circumstance, a tooth can be saved. Preserve the tooth’s roots by keeping it moist, either in saliva or sterile saline. We can attempt to reattach it and treat the socket to prevent infection and excessive bleeding.
Abscesses – A dental abscess won’t heal on its own and indicates that a bacterial infection is resisting your body’s efforts to neutralize it. At this point, you will need antibiotics and possibly draining as well.
Broken or Chipped Teeth – Aside from being painful, broken teeth allow bacteria to penetrate the tooth deeply. A chipped tooth can scratch soft tissue (like the tongue, and lips, and inner cheeks), complicate chewing, and cause bleeding.
Emergency Root Canals & Extractions
Root canal therapy is most successful at the earliest sign of infection. Call us to receive this tooth-saving treatment and avoid losing your tooth. If the infection has developed too far, an extraction will prevent it from spreading and causing more trouble.
Advanced Diagnostic Methods
Our 3D x-rays and imaging software gives us the precise information we need to diagnose your condition accurately and provide the best treatment option.
Is it an Emergency? Call Amelia General Dentistry
If you or a loved one are experiencing dental pain or have experienced an injury, we can help you get back to your normal routine quickly. If you are not sure if your condition requires urgent dental care, call us, and we can advise you and the best course of action.