Emergency Dentist in Loxahatchee FL
There are two things you can count on during a dental emergency:
- It probably won’t happen at a convenient time.
- It may feel stressful, scary, and even overwhelming
Your first response may be to panic; however, you can rest assured knowing that your Groves Dental Care team is here to help!
Loxahatchee dentist Dr. Anis Elkhechen makes every effort to accommodate emergency patients with same-day dentistry when needed, and with our convenient morning, evening, and Friday appointments, we will get you feeling comfortable as soon as possible.
Don’t ever hesitate to call us. We’d rather hear your concerns and determine that your situation is not an emergency than to find out later that you had a serious situation and were worried about “bothering” us!
Common Dental Emergencies
Understanding what to do during a dental emergency helps make the situation less stressful. Here are some helpful tips on how to handle common emergencies until you can get to our office:
- A broken or lost restoration: Unfortunately, dental restorations don’t last forever. If you find yourself with one that is broken or lost, it will need to be replaced or repaired to protect the integrity of your tooth. Contact Groves Dental Care right away.
- Soft tissue injuries: Trauma to your gums, tongue, cheek, or other soft tissue may cause a lot of bleeding. Use light pressure and a cold compress to stop the bleeding and contact our office for further instructions.
- Chipped or broken teeth: If your tooth breaks, there are a number of options Dr. Elkhechen may recommend to repair it. Gather the pieces of your tooth and bring them to our office as soon as possible. It’s smart to smooth out even small chips in order to avoid irritating your tongue or soft tissues.
- A knocked-out tooth: When this situation occurs, you must act quickly. We have the best chance of saving your tooth the faster we can treat it. If possible, place your tooth back in its socket to transport it; otherwise, use milk to keep the cells moist and alive.
- Dental pain: If you are experiencing a constant ache in your tooth, it could indicate an infection in the nerve or pulp. This is a condition that won’t go away without treatment, so please don’t wait for it to get better on its own. Contact Dr. Elkhechen right away as root canal therapy can help to eliminate infection and preserve your tooth.
Contact Our Office
Even if you are not sure whether what you’re experiencing is a dental emergency, we encourage you to call us. If you don’t need immediate attention, we can often assess your situation over the phone and even give instructions for how to handle your condition in certain cases.
If you or a loved one experience a dental emergency, please contact Dr. Elkhechen, your Loxahatchee emergency dentist, right away.
If you call after-hours or on the weekend, you will reach our voicemail, which will give you access to Dr. Elkhechen’s personal emergency line. Please feel free to reach out to him if you have a dental emergency and he would be more than happy to take care of you!