You love that new gourmet popcorn in that big red bag at Publix, and on a Saturday night while watching a movie with your significant other you break your tooth, exposing a nerve. All hell breaks loose inside your mouth and you need a dentist now.
You’re in the process of receiving a brand new bridge for your back molars. You forget it’s a temporary bridge in your mouth, and during an aggressive teeth brushing you somehow knock it loose, exposing the prep work that was done to the teeth. It needs to be reset right now.
Emergency dental care is something we hope you’ll never need. Sadly, it’s more common than you think. When that day comes, having a family dentist that you know and trust, can be a lifesaver. As a patient of Southport Dental Care we encourage you to call our office any time (1 (772) 335-3300) of the day or night and we will respond quickly by calling you back.
There are many reasons to seek emergency dental care, most of them center on the pain an accident can cause. The pain of existing problems such as abscesses, swollen gums or infected mouth cuts can be too much to bear as well. This is why the doctor will try to ascertain the situation when he calls you back.
Immediate, temporary, relief can sometimes come from prescription-strength analgesics (painkillers) and could become a necessity until you can be treated during office hours. However, if you need to be seen in person, whether it’s to re-affix a temporary crown or bridge, repair a tooth from an accident, or other emergencies that demand immediate attention, you can trust that Dr. Cook will happily come in to the office to address your immediate needs.
Any kind of tooth damage, including broken dentures, lost crowns and fillings, a broken tooth, and a number of others, should be taken care of immediately not matter when the need arises.
If you are in need of emergency dental care, please don’t hesitate to contact us, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We’ll get you back in the game as quickly as we can. We understand the nature of an emergency and we take them all seriously.