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Emergency Dentist — Orlando, FL

Fast, Pain-Relieving Emergency Dental Care

It can happen in an instant – suddenly, you or a loved one has a badly damaged tooth or severe dental pain. First, try to stay as calm as possible and contact us right away for assistance. As an emergency dentist in Orlando with decades of experience and a reassuring chairside manner, Dr. Russo has treated countless patients in every kind of emergency. Rest assured that we’ll do everything we can to see you as soon as possible, get you out of pain, and restore your smile to its original state with emergency dentistry in Orlando, FL. If you need fast, pain-relieving emergency dental care, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

Why Choose Dr. John E. Russo, DMD for Emergency Dental Care?

What to Expect During Your Emergency Dental Visit

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As your emergency dentist in Orlando, our priority is getting you out of pain while also preserving your long-term oral health. Give us a call as soon as you can so we can schedule you for a same-day emergency appointment. Once you arrive, here’s what you can expect during your emergency visit:

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

Whether you’ve had a sudden injury or an ongoing dental problem that has flared up, like a toothache, Dr. Russo can quickly get your oral health back on track. Even if you are unsure if your situation requires urgent attention, we encourage you to give us a call anyways. We’ll help you assess your situation over the phone and determine if you need same-day treatment. After calling us to schedule the first available appointment, take the following steps to manage the situation until we can see you.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies 

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The cost of treating a dental emergency varies widely, depending on the situation. For example, sometimes a toothache can be treated with a simple dental filling, while other cases need a root canal and dental crown. Whenever possible, Dr. Russo will give you more than one treatment option and explain the pros and cons of each choice. Then, after we’ve created a treatment plan, we’ll give you an estimate of cost and discuss either insurance or financing as necessary.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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Although you can’t always prevent every emergency, there are some steps you can take to minimize them as much as possible:

Dental Emergency FAQ’s 

 Man with questions and a toothache in Orlando

Dental emergencies are stressful enough without the added uncertainty of how to handle them or what to expect from treatment. To help you have all the information you need, we’ve put together answers to several emergency FAQs below. But don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any other questions or need an emergency dentist in Orlando. We’re always here to help!

Can I Wait to Call an Emergency Dentist?

In most cases, the sooner you call to make an appointment, the better. Generally speaking, dental pain only gets worse with time, and you also risk more serious damage to your teeth as well. A good example is waiting to have a toothache looked at that could be treated with a simple filling in the early stages. By waiting, it may need more extensive treatment like a dental crown or root canal.

Also, some emergencies are especially time-sensitive such as knocked-out teeth, which have the best chance of being saved if you’re seen within one hour. That’s why your best bet is to give us a call any time that you’re experiencing dental pain.

What’s the Best Way to Manage Dental Pain?

Applying a cold compress in 15-minute increments to your lip or cheek is helpful for reducing pain, swelling and inflammation. It’s also fine to take over-the-counter pain reliever as directed. Ibuprofen is typically very effective, but it does thin your blood (along with other NSAIDs such as aspirin and naproxen). If you currently take a blood thinner like Warfarin or have heavy bleeding, you can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) instead.

Do I Still Need to See the Dentist If My Toothache Goes Away?

Yes – it’s still very important to be seen, even if your pain subsides. A toothache is often an indication of a serious infection, especially if it’s accompanied by swelling. In some cases, the infection causes the nerve to die, which explains why the pain goes away. However, the infection is still there and can spread to critical areas of the body. If left untreated, this can eventually be life-threatening. If you have a toothache that goes away, give us a call so Dr. Russo can take a look and recommend the appropriate treatment.

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