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What To Do In A Dental Emergency

When it comes to handling a dental emergency, Jeffery A. Spilman, DDS in St. Petersburg, FL doesn’t mess around. If you’re an existing patient, we’ll see you as soon as you can get here. If you’re a new patient, we’ll make every effort to see you the same day. Not to brag, but our same-day emergency “track record” is pretty darn good. In any dental emergency, call our office immediately at 727-645-4727.

Is It Really An Emergency?

Dental emergencies don’t get the respect they deserve. A dental emergency is a real emergency, just like you’d visit a hospital emergency room if you’d smashed a finger with a hammer and needed care to keep the finger working. Oh, and if they gave you something for the pain, that’d be good, too.

Dental emergency care is about alleviating suffering and preserving your natural tooth or teeth wherever possible. Not only are your natural teeth best, replacing them involves a lot of time and expense. In an emergency situation, time lost can equal teeth lost. Save yourself a lot of hassle and money down the road and call Jeffery A. Spilman, DDS in St. Petersburg, FL immediately.

Your Emergency Appointment

When you come into our office, we’ll take immediate steps to get you out of pain if necessary. Dr. Jeffery Spilman will assess your situation and advise you on the options to deal effectively with the problem.

Dental emergencies typically involve teeth out of their sockets; damaged/broken teeth or dental restorations; and dental infections.

A tooth that has been knocked out of its socket can sometimes be reinserted and allowed to re-root. When you call for our emergency appointment, we’ll tell you how to handle to tooth to keep it healthy. Be sure to bring the tooth with you to your appointment.

Damaged teeth may be due to accident, to biting into or chewing something that’s too hard for your tooth enamel to handle, or to dental decay. Dr. Spilman can remove and replace failed fillings quickly. If the damage to the tooth is too great, he can repair and protect the tooth using a dental crown. If the tooth is too damaged to save, he’ll extract it so that you won’t have further problems with it.

Severe dental pain that’s not due to tooth damage is almost always a sign of an underlying infection. The pain happens once the infection reaches the nerve inside the tooth. If severe dental pain stops suddenly, that doesn’t mean the problem is over; it likely means that the nerve has died. Dental infections require treatment to preserve your teeth and safeguard your general health. The worst thing you can do is try to tough out the pain.

We’re Here For You In Any Dental Emergency

Don’t take risks with your teeth and you health. In any dental emergency situation, call the office of Jeffery A. Spilman, DDS in St. Petersburg, FL immediately at 727-645-4727. We want to get you out pain fast and help you keep your natural teeth for the rest of your life.

Call Today to Schedule Your Appointment

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