Timely & Attentive Emergency Dental Services
Unfortunately, dental emergencies happen, and they often occur on the weekends or after normal business hours. Dr. Paul Archacki in Boynton Beach, FL, provides emergency dental services to treat urgent dental issues such as knocked out teeth, toothaches, and damaged dental work. Knowing what to expect in the midst of a crisis can help you stay level-headed and calm until you can receive professional care. Our team can educate you about common emergencies and what do to should the unexpected occur. If you are currently experiencing a dental emergency, call our office immediately at (561) 736-1177. In most cases, our compassionate, caring staff can schedule a same-day appointment.
Why Emergency Care is Important
Dental damage of any kind can compromise your oral health and make you more vulnerable to serious issues. For example, even a small chip can significantly weaken a tooth, increasing the risk of more severe damage over time. As such, it is important to have Dr. Archacki assess the problem as soon as possible. Our team is here for you when you need us with appointments available on Saturdays to accommodate your needs.
Common Dental Emergencies & How to Treat Them
When dental trauma occurs, there are certain guidelines you can follow to minimize discomfort and protect your smile until you can treated by Dr. Archacki. When you reach out to us, a member of our team will guide you through the necessary steps you should follow until you can receive proper care.
There are many different reasons why a toothache may occur. Often, this issue is caused by a cavity or a dental abscess. To mitigate discomfort, over-the-counter pain relievers can be taken. A cold compress can also be applied to the jaw to alleviate tenderness and inflammation. If you are still experiencing severe pain after 48 hours, please contact our office.
The treatment necessary for your toothache will depend on the cause and severity of the issue. Small cavities can be addressed with a filling, while larger areas of decay may require a dental crown. Once the infection has reached the pulp of the tooth, root canal therapy may be necessary.
Broken, Cracked, or Chipped Tooth
If a piece of your tooth breaks off, find the fragment and store it in a container with milk. Should the broken area irritate your tongue or soft tissues, place a piece of orthodontic wax or sugarless gum over the area. You should schedule an appointment right away. Pain medication and an ice pack can help alleviate discomfort while you wait.
In many instances, Dr. Archacki can repair the tooth with a bonding treatment using a composite resin material. If the damage is moderate to severe, he may recommend a dental crown instead.
Sometimes a sports injury, accident, or another type of trauma can result in a knocked-out, or avulsed, tooth. If this occurs, try to locate the affected tooth. Holding it by the crown, gently rinse off any debris and attempt to place it back into the socket. If this is not feasible, place the tooth in a cup of milk and head to our office immediately.
When treated promptly, a knocked-out tooth may be salvageable. Dr. Archacki will attempt to reattach the tooth. However, if the tooth cannot be salvaged, he can also provide a dental implant and a custom restoration to replace your tooth.
Object Stuck between Teeth
It can be frustrating to have something caught between your teeth. When this happens, try removing it gently with dental floss. Never use a sharp object near the gums, as this can cause significant tissue damage. If you are unable to remove the object successfully, contact us. We can help you address the situation while protecting the surrounding tissues.
When dental trauma occurs, there are certain guidelines you can follow to minimize discomfort and protect your smile until you can be treated by Dr. Archacki.
Damaged Dental Restoration
Dental restorations are durable, but they will not last forever. If a filling or crown breaks or falls out, save the fragments and schedule an appointment. Dr. Archacki can repair the damaged restoration to alleviate pain and complete your smile. In some cases, he may recommend a replacement.
Attentive Urgent Care
Our team is dedicated to helping you maintain a healthy smile, especially when emergencies occur. Call us at (561) 736-1177 or contact us online to seek urgent care personalized to your needs.
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