If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, call our practice at (813) 229-8090. Drs. Leslie Ferrara and Maria A. Upshaw treat toothaches, avulsion, fractures, and other dental issues that require immediate attention. Schedule an appointment with Ferrara Dental for same-day emergency dental care in Tampa today.
When patients experience tooth pain or suspect an infection, receiving an accurate diagnosis determines the course of treatment. Extreme sensitivity to temperatures, bleeding, or a knocked-out tooth could indicate that a smile may need professional attention.
The following dental issues that may warrant an emergency dentist:
Toothaches can indicate a number issues, including swollen gums, infection, or concern like food caught between teeth. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and place an ice pack over the area to reduce swelling.
Cracks, chips, and other fractures can leave the tooth susceptible to infection. A proper diagnosis determines whether the patient requires immediate bonding or crown treatment. Rinse away tooth fragments and apply gauze to stop any bleeding. Reduce pain and swelling with a cold compress or pain medication.
Knocked out teeth can be reattached if the tooth is intact and patients quickly receive treatment. Rinse debris using warm water, handling the tooth only by its crown. Place it back into the socket if possible; otherwise, preserve the tooth in over-the-counter solution or milk.
Lost fillings or crowns leave the tooth open to damage and infection. A replacement is essential to protecting the smile from harmful bacteria.
Abscesses start at the root of the tooth and spread to other areas of the mouth if left untreated. Root canal therapy or an extraction may be necessary to eliminate bacteria and prevent further complications.
Emergency Dental Care at Ferrara Dental
By calling Ferrara Dental, patients can feel confident they will get the assistance they need when dealing with a dental emergency. All patients have access to the doctor’s after-hours line, where our team will provide instructions for care or schedule the soonest available appointment.
Call our practice at (813) 229-8090 for emergency dental services. Our team works diligently to bring patients out of pain and improve their oral health.