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Emergency Dentistry Services

Dental emergencies can happen to the best of us no matter how hard we work to care for our teeth and prevent damage. These emergencies can be painful, stressful, and seriously damaging to the smile. The best way to ensure the effective restoration of a smile following a dental emergency is to begin treatment as soon as possible. This typically begins as soon as we talk to you on the phone, so don’t wait if you’re experiencing dental pain or trauma. Call our office right away. We’ll schedule an appointment for you to visit Rowen Dentistry, but we’ll also explain the best pain relief and first aid steps you can take at home to ensure your comfort and safety until you arrive in our Boca Raton dental office.  Dr. Rowen is on call for dental emergencies 24 hours a day.

How do I Know I’m Experiencing a Dental Emergency?

Grimacing woman in pain holding cheekMany patients hesitate to contact us because they don’t feel sure their situation “counts” as an emergency. We encourage you to call anytime you think you may need urgent dental care because in most cases, you’re right! Additionally, it’s best if we begin the restoration process right away in order to prevent additional damage or discomfort. If you still feel hesitant about giving us a call, here are some of the many emergencies we can help with:

What Can I Do During a Dental Emergency?

Depending on the cause your urgent dental needs, there are numerous ways to care for your smile and relieve discomfort at home until you reach our office. The first thing you should do is contact our team, so we can help you assess your situation. Always remember that ice packs applied at twenty-minute intervals are great for slowing blood flow, reducing inflammation, and relieving pain. You can also take over the counter pain relievers as directed. Next, you can take a look at our first aid and pain management tips below (no need to memorize them we’ll be happy to help you through the situation over the phone):

If you’re ever concerned that an emergency may be life threatening, please proceed to the nearest emergency medical facility or contact emergency services by phone. Our team will be happy to work in conjunction with these medical professionals to ensure your safety and plan for the complete restoration of your smile.

How Can I Prevent a Dental Emergency?

You can’t always plan for or avoid a dental emergency no matter how thoroughly you care for your smile, but there are some habits that put patients at an increased risk for potential dentistry emergencies. Some of the behavioral changes you can make to avoid unnecessary damage to your smile include: