Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road
3040 SW 27th Avenue, Suite 101, Ocala, FL 34471

A Quick Reference Guide for Handling a Dental Emergency

Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies are common, and they often result in serious damage to teeth and soft tissues. Evaluation by an emergency dentist is essential for saving teeth, preventing infection, and avoiding more extensive and costly treatment in the future. Here’s a brief guide for handling a dental emergency until you can get professional dental care from a dentist in Ocala.

Gum, Tongue, and Lip Injuries

  • Rinse your mouth with warm salt water
  • Apply moistened gauze or a tea bag to the injured area and hold firmly in place for 10 to 20 minutes
  • Apply a cold compress to reduce bleeding and relieve pain
  • Visit an emergency dentist in Ocala
  • Go the emergency room if bleeding will not stop

Knocked-Out Tooth

  • Hold the tooth by its crown and rinse with water
  • Do not scrub the tooth or remove any attached tissue fragments
  • Try to reinsert the tooth into its socket, but don’t force it
  • If you cannot reinsert the tooth, place it in milk and take it with you to the dentist
  • Apply a cold compress if the tooth is only partly dislodged
  • Visit an emergency dentist in Ocala right away

Broken Tooth

  • Rinse your mouth and any broken tooth pieces
  • Apply gauze if there is bleeding
  • Use a cold compress to reduce swelling and relieve pain
  • See your dentist in Ocala as soon as possible

Missing Crown

  • If a crown falls off, see your dentist soon—and take the crown with you
  • To treat pain until you can see your dentist in Ocala, apply clove oil to the tooth with a cotton swab
  • Coat the inside of the crown with dental cement or denture adhesive, if possible, and place it back on the tooth

Missing Filling

  • Place sugar-free chewing gum into the open cavity—not sugar-filled gum which will cause pain—or use an over-the-counter temporary-filling product
  • See your dentist as soon as you can

Quickly Find an Affordable Dentist in Ocala

In a dental emergency, you locate an affordable dentist by performing an online search, checking the phone book, or asking a local hospital for referrals. The faster you get professional dental care, the more likely you’ll be to keep your smile intact.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Ocala, call Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road today at (352) 433-4934 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Ocala. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road. 

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Professional yet personal. All questions were answered to my satisfaction. My comfort was considered in the treatment plan. Felt proper technique was maintained. Clean and comfortable environment.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (352) 433-4934
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