It can happen in an instant – suddenly, you or a loved one is experiencing a badly damaged tooth or severe oral pain. In these situations, it’s important to stay as calm as possible. Then, pick up the phone and contact Dr. John Russo right away for emergency assistance. Our Orlando team will do everything we can to see you as soon as possible and restore your smile to its original state.
What is a Dental Emergency?
Here are some of the most common situations our staff sees that we would classify as urgent:
- Partially knocked-out tooth
- Fully knocked-out tooth
- Knocked-out crown and/or filling
- Broken tooth
- Serious toothache
- Object stuck between teeth
- Jaw injury
- Soft tissue injury
- Oral bleeding
- Oral or jaw swelling
To find out more about broken teeth, please see here.
How Can You Help?
So how can you prevent these emergencies from occurring? While many situations are sadly unavoidable, there are some small steps patients of all ages can take to better protect their oral health. Don’t chew ice, and always exercise care when eating particularly hard foods. Wear nightguards and sportsguards when appropriate, and avoid using your teeth to open tricky packaging materials.
In many dental emergency situations, time is truly of the essence. That’s why we ask you to reach out as soon as possible for the assistance and support you need! Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Russo. Our office is located in Orlando, FL, and patients from downtown Orlando, Winter Park, Conway, Lake Eola Heights, Thornton Park, Baldwin Park, and other areas are always welcomed.