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When To Dial 911 DENTIST

When To Dial 911 DENTIST
by Dr. Stephen J. Parr D.D.S.

Read When To Dial 911 DENTIST by Dr. Stephen J. Parr D.D.S. to learn more about Grove Smiles® Dentistry and our Dentistry office in Coconut Grove, FL.

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dental-emergencies-coconut-grove-flHave you ever bitten into something a hard and heard a tiny little crack?  Did you then suddenly freeze and raise your hand to your mouth as you gingerly let your tongue explore for damage?

On inspection with our tongue and the lack of lasting pain our response is normally to wait until our next dental appointment to have this “crack” investigated.

Unfortunately, there is no clear instruction on minor incidences of when you should call your dentist with a dental emergency.  So to help you identify when you should call your dentist please see the simple guideline tips below.

Emergency Dental Guidelines

Cracked tooth/Lost or loose fillings

Any time you hear or feel a crack in your tooth, it’s important to get it looked at right away. If you have cracked your tooth, you will want to get it repaired before the damage becomes greater.  If you have lost your filling or have a loose filling, food particles and bacteria among other things can easily slip into your exposed tooth and cause damage or infection. You might not notice or think it’s a big deal, but the longer you leave it, the worse it will be when you eventually come in for a check up.

Major Toothaches

You may have felt your toothache slowly getting worse until you can’t stand the pain anymore, or you may have woken up to sudden aching that isn’t going away.  Either way, you should see your dentist immediately in case the pain is representative of something very serious that needs to be fixed right away.

Swollen Jaw/Sore Gum

Pain or aching that is constant is a signal from your body telling you that something is wrong. If you have persisting pain in your jaw or gum, things can escalate quickly and you could end up in a hospital if you have a serious infection. Remember, your brain is very closely linked to your mouth and it can be one of the first places that bacteria or infection travels to in your mouth.

Our Expert Dental Team in Coconut Grove, FL is Ready!

Dr. Stephen Parr of Grove Smiles Dentistry has been treating patients in the Coconut Grove, FL area for nearly 30 years.  He is on call for dental emergencies and can be reached by calling the office number.  If you have any of the dental emergencies listed or dental question concerns, it is a good idea to make an emergency appointment to get treatment and relief from pain immediately. Simply call 305-858-0505.

Whatever the situation is, we will make sure that you get the treatment that you need!

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For Your Health,

Dr. Stephen J. Parr D.D.S.

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