Emergency Dentist in Royal Palm Beach FL

We are here when you need us the most. Woman in pain | Affordable Dental Center of Wellington

Dental emergencies, like car troubles, happen to almost everyone at some point. Not everyone has a dental emergency action plan, so people who find themselves in an emergency situation can often feel panicked about their options.

At Affordable Dental Center of Wellington, Dr. Steven Bussell is highly trained in preserving teeth and offsetting all types of dental crises. If you suddenly break a tooth or have a toothache, it can be alarming and stressful. If you don’t currently have a dentist in the Royal Palm Beach area, you might wonder who will help you on such short notice.

When you experience oral pain, the sooner we see you, the sooner we can relieve you of any suffering. We are here when you need us most. If you are going through a dental emergency, contact us as soon as possible. Our compassionate and professional team will help you feel comfortable and healthy again.

Many of our new patients have their first visit to our dental office due to a dental emergency, and many became regular patients because of the outstanding care they received during their time of need.

Common Dental Emergencies

Sometimes dental emergencies happen fast—and during the most inconvenient times. You bite into something hard, and suddenly part of a tooth breaks off. Or you might have a slow ache that gradually worsens each day. Accidents can happen at any time that causes trauma or injury to your tooth. We reserve time in our schedule to treat dental emergencies fast – usually on the same day.

Here are some of the most common dental emergencies we treat:

  • Broken, cracked, or chipped teeth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • A lost or damaged filling, crown, or bridge
  • Broken dentures
  • Sores or swelling on the gums or inside the mouth
  • Swelling and tooth pain
  • Sudden sensitivity
  • Infection
  • Toothaches
  • Jaw pain
  • Abscesses
  • Trauma to teeth

It can be tempting to put off going to your Royal Palm Beach dentist because you hope the pain will go away on its own. After all, when you have a headache, it often resolves itself after a few hours, the same goes for cramps or muscle pain. The difficult truth is, however, that dental pain rarely resolves on its own and actually worsens over time.

Most dental conditions are asymptomatic (without noticeable signs or symptoms) until they are quite well advanced, and a call to our dental office may mean the difference between saving and losing your tooth. A common fallacy many of our patients' experience is not seeing the dentist because they don't visually notice anything wrong with their teeth and gums. Only a trained professional can determine your oral health, and often through a combination of a visual examination and dental machinery. 

What to Expect at Your Emergency Appointment

You never have to worry about being treated like an inconvenience just because you require an emergency dental appointment. Our entire team at Affordable Dental Center of Wellington enjoys dentistry because they like taking care of people and helping them have excellent oral health. You will always feel welcome.

We appreciate how confusing and even scary a dental emergency can be, especially if you have a knocked-out tooth right before an important event, or you are experiencing intense pain that won't go away. Your emergency is our emergency; we will work with you to determine the issue, relieve any pain, and fix your dental problem so you can get back on track with your life.

Emergency appointments are designed to find and treat the source of your discomfort. To aid Dr. Steven Bussell in diagnosing your condition and potential treatment options, we will begin with an x-ray of the area. Dr. Bussell will then identify your condition and present all of your treatment options to you. We believe that having a choice is essential.

In many cases, we will provide complete treatment at your emergency appointment – root canal therapy and tooth extractions can be performed quickly to relieve you of your pain. If you need a crown, bridge, or dental implant, we will invite you back to complete treatment. Either way, you will leave Affordable Dental Center of Wellington with answers about your health and a plan for the future of your smile.

Time and Dental Emergencies Wait for No One

It is a fact of life that things that require time and attention often happen when you have very little of either. If you chipped your tooth over the weekend, you most likely do not want to wait until the next week for an appointment to open up for you to be treated. Many people are embarrassed when they have cracked or chipped teeth, and waiting days is not an option for them.

Even if your dental emergency happens beyond our regular business hours, give us a call anyway. Depending on the nature and severity of your dental emergency, we may be able to treat you that day.

If you are a tourist or new patient in the area, we welcome you to give us a call for any issue. We are always accepting new patients, and most often, they never stop seeing us.

We are trained to care for your teeth in all capacities, including preventive, cosmetic, restorative, and more. By growing with us, you can always rest assured that you will always receive top-notch dental care and attention. 

How You Can Help Yourself During a Dental Emergency

After you call your Royal Palm Beach, FL dental office and arrange an emergency appointment, you may want to know what other steps you can take to give your emergency the best shot at being resolved.

Here are some tips you can follow during a dental emergency:

  • The first step is to call our office and let us know what’s going on. We’ll always see you as quickly as possible, and we can offer advice on how to handle your emergency until you can come to see us.
  • Your tooth is knocked out—We can help you save your tooth, but it's vital that you keep it from drying out before seeing us. Milk, water, or your own spit is recommended. If you don't have a cup to put it in, you can keep it in your mouth but don't try to force it back in the gap.
  • You have a toothache—Take an over-the-counter pain killer and try to rinse your mouth with warm water to dislodge any food debris or particles.
  • You have a cracked tooth—Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it out. Placing a cold pack on your face can help reduce swelling.
  • You lost a filling or dental crown—Don't delay in seeing Dr. Bussell, we can prevent any damage to your tooth as soon as we can.

Do You Have a Toothache?

Don't wait for it to go away. An oral issue is our bodies way of letting us know something serious is going on. Give us a call before things get worse.

We look forward to giving you the personalized and gentle dentistry you deserve by our trusted Royal Palm Beach dentist.