WHAT IS EMERGENCY CARE?
Any dental problem requiring immediate treatment to alleviate severe pain, save a tooth, stop oral bleeding or treat a severe abscess is considered a dental emergency. If you think you have a dental emergency, you probably do. Patients who need immediate attention should call Dr. Fabrega and he will make every effort to see them the same day.
Why would you need emergency care?
Probably the most common reason for an emergency visit would be a tooth abscess which manifest as a persistent tooth ache, swelling in the face, swollen gums, tooth sensitivity or fever. Other emergencies might include a loose, lost, cracked, or chipped tooth. Patients who have a dental emergency should not delay getting treatment and will be attended to as soon as possible.
What to do in the case of an emergency?
Severe pain and bleeding are signs of an emergency. If a tooth has been knocked out, quick action may preserve the tooth. Carefully lift the tooth by the crown without touching the root, rinse and reinsert the tooth in the socket or place the tooth in a small container of milk and get to the dentist quickly. Patients experiencing severe dental pain, bleeding, abscesses, or who have been in an accident impacting their teeth should be seen as soon as possible. These conditions are considered dental emergencies.
Contact us for emergency care
Emergency appointments are available for patients needing immediate attention. If the office is open when patients call, they will be asked to come in right away. After business hours in most cases, Dr. Fabrega will schedule an after-hours appointment. He can be reached at 352-251-8414.
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