Dental Emergencies

If you are experiencing swelling or pain in your mouth, call us to take care of any dental emergency.

What is a

dental emergency?

Severe Oral Swelling and pain

Tooth falls out or gets knocked out 

Crown or bridge falls out 

Fractured or broken tooth

Sever Swelling and Pain

WHAT TO DO:

  • Apply ice every 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off

  • Take any over the counter pain reducer or anti-inflammatory medication to help alleviate pain and swelling

  • If swelling occurs due to a dental abscess, DO NOT ATTEMPT to drain or puncture it.

Tooth Fell out or got knocked out 

WHAT TO DO:

  • Bite down on gauze to stop bleeding and continue to do so until bleeding has stopped; change gauze every thirty minutes.

  • Store tooth in a plastic bag or container

  • Apply ice to reduce swelling 

  • Call your dental provider 

Crown or bridge falls out

WHAT TO DO:

  • Store your crown or bridge in a safe container, not in a napkin in case you accidentally throw it out

  • If you are unable to go to the dentist, you can use over the counter temporary dental cement which can be found in most drugstores.

  • Prior to application of temporary cement, be sure to brush and clean the crown or bridge.

Fractured or broken tooth

WHAT TO DO:

  • Due to an injury or trauma: document the time and date

    • contact a dental provider ​

    • Take photo for documentation and reference 

    • Apply ice if swelling occurs 

    • Do not touch or apply anything to the exposed portion of the tooth

Hollywood Plaza Dental Center 

468 Hollywood Plaza, Hollywood, FL 33021

In the publix shopping plaza behind the Target

Phone

(954) 989-3770

FAX

(954) 989-3773

 

Hours 

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thur

Fri

Sat-Sun

8:30am-5:30pm

8:30am-8:00pm

8:30am-1:30pm

8:30am-5:30pm

8:30am-5:30pm

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