$49 Emergency Dentist Appointments* in Jacksonville
If you have severe dental pain, you may need urgent care. Whether you are experiencing pain, a lost, or a damaged tooth, we are available for fast, attentive treatment.
$49 Emergency Dental Appointments*
Dental emergencies can be stressful and uncomfortable. We do everything we can to offer you an appointment the day you call and find a solution that will relieve your pain.
After your emergency appointment, we schedule you for a future visit to address the underlying problem and discuss any possible long-term dental issues you may have. This helps to prevent a recurring problem and ensure a healthy, happy smile.
*Same Day Payment Only.
Determining whether you have a Dental Emergency or not…
Smoothing a chipped tooth, re-cementing a Dental Crown that is not causing pain are not true Dental Emergencies. Typically, such problems can be dealt with during your dentist’s regular office hours. If you are unsure whether or not you have a true Dental Emergency, answer the following questions:
- Are you bleeding from the mouth?
- Are you in severe pain?
- Do you have any loose teeth?
- Have you been hit in the face or mouth?
- Do you have any swelling in the mouth or facial area?
- Do you have any bulges, swelling or knots on your gums?
- Do you experience pain caused by hot/cold or when biting down?
- Do you have an abscess?
- Do you have a cracked or fractured tooth?
If you answered YES to any of these questions,
If you answered YES to any of these questions, you might be having a dental emergency and should call us immediately at 904-425-1212.
It’s essential to describe exactly what has happened and what you are feeling.
$49 Emergency Dental Appointments*
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An aching tooth is a very common dental emergency. A toothache is often a sign of infection in or around a tooth. Advil can sometimes be effective in comforting pain. At the first hint of discomfort, you should call us to schedule an appointment to alleviate any future damage to the tooth.
Chipped, Cracked or Fractured Teeth
If a tooth is chipped and doesn’t hurt, that does not mean you should wait to see a dentist. It is important to be careful while chewing so as not to chip it more. We may simply be able to smooth the chip out or add some composite filling material to repair the tooth.
A cracked or fractured tooth is a serious issue constituting a dental emergency. Fractured or cracked teeth usually suggest that damage has occurred to the inside of the tooth as well as to the outside. Severe fractures can be so extreme that the tooth cannot be saved. If you suffer a fractured tooth, call immediately for an emergency appointment and follow these steps:
- Clean your mouth out by gently rinsing thoroughly with water.
- If the fracture is caused by facial trauma, apply a cold compress to the area to minimize swelling.
- Take acetaminophen (not aspirin) according to the package directions to alleviate pain.
- Never apply a painkiller to the gum because it can burn the gum tissue. This includes Orajel, which often is marketed for these types of procedures.
An x-ray will be necessary for the dentist to properly diagnose the condition of your tooth. If the nerve inside of the tooth (the pulp) is damaged, your tooth may need a root canal. If the nerve is not damaged, the tooth might only require a crown.
Problems with Temporary Restorations
Having a temporary crown come off is not a dental emergency. However, it is important to put it back in place so that the tooth stays in its original position until you can see your dentist. A temporary crown can easily be put back onto your tooth by placing Vaseline, toothpaste, or even a very small amount of denture adhesive into the temporary crown and placing it onto your tooth. Try putting your crown in first and note how it fits into place. Once you are comfortable with the fit and the bite, apply adhesive into the temporary and place it properly on your tooth. Bite down firmly onto a dry washcloth, applying even pressure to the temporary. After a few minutes, clean off any excess adhesive you can see. You should schedule an appointment with us within the next few days to have it properly re-cemented.
Tissue Injury and Facial Pain
Any type of injury inside the mouth, such as puncture wounds, lacerations or tears to the lips, cheeks, mouth and tongue, are considered tissue injuries and a dental emergency. If you experience any type of tissue injury, it is crucial to clean the area immediately with warm water. If the bleeding is coming from the tongue, gently pull the tongue forward and place pressure on the wound using gauze. You should get to a nearby hospital emergency room as quickly as possible. To alleviate any facial pain associated with tissue injury, you can take acetaminophen as directed on the package label. Never take aspirin or ibuprofen for a dental emergency because they are anticoagulants, which could cause excessive bleeding.
A knocked-out tooth is a dental emergency that requires urgent attention. If the appropriate emergency steps are followed immediately after the tooth has been knocked out, the chances are very good that the tooth can be reinserted and preserved.
- Pick up the tooth by the top (crown) of the tooth. Do not touch the root(s) of the tooth.
- Rinse the tooth off very gently to ensure that it’s clean. Do not scrub the tooth or remove any tissue attached to it. Be sure to place a towel or washcloth in the sink so that the tooth does not go down the drain.
- If you can, gently place the tooth back into the socket. Hold it gently in place while trying to bite down.
- If you can’t place the tooth back in the socket, put the tooth in a small container with a cup of milk.
- Call us immediately, since getting to the dentist quickly with your tooth – in addition to following the steps above – is crucial for saving the knocked-out tooth. The longer you wait to re-implant the tooth in its socket, the less chance you have of the tooth “taking” and remaining viable.
Loose Tooth, Tooth Out of Alignment
If you have a tooth that is loose or suddenly out of alignment, you should call for an emergency appointment right away. In the meantime, you can try to put the tooth back in its original position using your finger with very light pressure. Do not try and force it. You can bite down to keep the tooth from moving.
Other Dental Emergencies
Any dental problem that requires immediate treatment to save a tooth, stop ongoing tissue bleeding, or alleviate severe pain is a dental emergency. A severe infection or abscess in the mouth can be life-threatening and should be dealt with immediately.
$49 Emergency Dental Appointments
Remember when there is a dental emergency that involves our teeth, even if minor, there could be an underlying problem that may need to be addressed and it could worsen with time. It is important to contact us at 904 Dental Care in Jacksonville, to get a professional dental evaluation to help minimize any damage to the teeth, gums and supporting bone structures. We want your mouth as healthy as possible, and working as a team we can achieve optimum oral health results.