Emergency Dentistry in Sarasota, FL

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Meadows Dental Associates of Sarasota provides emergency dentistry in Sarasota, Florida. In case of a dental emergency, call

during and after office hours. If you reach our after hours voicemail, leave a message and someone will contact you shortly. If the emergency becomes life threatening, please call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency department.

What Is Emergency Dentistry?

Emergency dentistry refers to the treatment of urgent dental situations. If the problem is severe enough that it can’t wait until the next day, it would be considered a dental emergency.

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Why Choose Meadows Dental Associates of Sarasota

When it comes to emergency dentistry, you need fast, reliable treatment. Meadows Dental Associates of Sarasota provides emergency treatment both during and after office hours when needed. We understand that emergencies can be stressful and frightening, and that it helps to see familiar faces and surroundings. We are prepared to provide fast treatment that offers the best chance of saving your teeth.

Procedures Offered

We provide treatment for the following dental emergencies:

  • Toothache. If your tooth is aching or throbbing, it may be infected. A root canal may be all that is needed to relieve your discomfort and save the tooth.

  • Knocked out tooth. If a permanent tooth is knocked out, you may be able to put it back in the socket. Only handle it by the crown and avoid touching the root. If you can’t get it back in place, put it in a cup of milk and contact us for further instructions.

  • Mouth injury. A cut or injury to the lip, cheek, or tongue that is severe or won’t stop bleeding should be treated right away. Contact us for further instructions.

  • Cracked or broken tooth. A tooth that is cracked or broken can often be saved with prompt treatment. Contact us right away for a cracked, chipped, or broken tooth.

  • Severe mouth sore or abscess. If you have a sore or an abscess that is causing you severe discomfort, contact us for assistance. We can assess the severity and provide treatment accordingly.

Frequently Asked Questions About Emergency Dentistry

Can you put a knocked out baby tooth back in the socket?
You should not put a baby tooth back in the socket because it could damage the permanent tooth beneath it. Instead, contact us and we will determine if the permanent tooth is ready to come in or if a space maintainer may be required.
Can you store a knocked out tooth in water?
It is ok to rinse a tooth with water, but you shouldn’t store it in water. Water causes the tooth material to break down and reduces the chances that the tooth can be put back in place. Milk or saliva is best because it is more natural and won’t damage the tooth.
How do I decide if I should call after hours?
If your situation is urgent enough that it can’t wait until the next day, call us after hours. In many cases prompt treatment could be the difference between saving and losing the tooth.
When should I call 911 or go to the emergency room?

An urgent situation becomes a life threatening emergency in the following situations:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
What is an abscess and what causes it?
An abscess is a raised bump with a white head that typically indicates an infection. It may form on the gums due to an infected tooth or gum disease. An abscess should be treated to stop the infection from spreading.
How do I know if a mouth injury needs stitches?
If there is a deep cut or if the bleeding isn’t stopping easily, it may need stitches. Contact us and we will determine whether or not you need to come in for treatment.
Is it an emergency if a crown is loose or comes off?
A loose or lost crown needs to be replaced, but it can typically wait until the next day if the office is closed. The same applies if a filling comes out.
Why choose a dentist who offers emergency care?
Dental emergencies can be stressful and even frightening. It helps to have familiar faces and surroundings when an emergency arises. If your general dentist provides emergency care, you are already a patient and your insurance information is on file, making the process easier.

Contact Us

In case of a dental emergency, call

during and after office hours. If you reach our after hours voicemail, leave a message and someone will contact you shortly. If the emergency becomes life threatening, please call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency department.

Meadows Dental Associates of Sarasota

4987 Ringwood Meadow
Sarasota,
FL
34235
941-377-3659
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