Emergency Dentistry

At Dental Partner of Vero Beach, we recognize that while emergency dental situations are rare, they do occur. If you have a dental emergency, an issue that may have just occurred, or a serious condition, do not hesitate to call us. We will always try to see emergencies as soon as possible during or after hours.

Call Dental Partners of Vero Beach in Vero Beach, FL, for emergency dentist services at (772) 569-4118 today if you have:

  • Trauma to a natural tooth
  • Broken or cracked tooth
  • Lost filling or crown
  • Partially dislodged or knocked-out permanent tooth
  • Broken denture or partial
  • Painful or swollen gums
  • Toothache that is not subsiding

There’s no need to stress when you’re dealing with a dental emergency. If you call Dental Partners of Vero Beach during our regular office hours, immediate attention will be given to your situation and we will make arrangements to see you as soon as possible to get you the care you need.

Outside of our business hours, call our office and listen to the recorded message. One of our team members will return your call as soon as possible. In the case of a serious or life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room for treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Emergencies

What is considered a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is any one of the following situations: unbearable pain, severe infection, uncontrolled bleeding, and a tooth that needs urgent care in order to be saved. Broken crowns and bridges or loose dental implants may also require emergency dental care, depending on the circumstances. If you’re not sure if you’re dealing with a dental emergency, call our office and we can help you determine whether immediate care is needed.

When should I go to the ER for tooth pain?

If our office is closed and the pain you’re feeling is so severe that you can’t eat or sleep, you may decide that you need to go to the ER. It’s important to understand, though, that the emergency room does not have dentists on staff, so you’ll still need to come to our office for the dental care you need. Emergency room doctors can help with pain management, drain an abscess, and prescribe antibiotics, but they cannot perform dental services.

Is a toothache an emergency?

If your toothache is severe and affects your ability to eat, sleep, and go about your daily activities, it’s considered an emergency. A severe toothache is usually a symptom of a serious dental problem, such as a fractured tooth or infection.

What should I do if I knock out a tooth?

First: don’t panic. It’s possible to save an adult tooth that has been knocked out, but only with prompt treatment. Call our office right away for an appointment. When handling your tooth, only touch the crown (the visible portion above the gum line)—never touch the root. Rinse the tooth gently and try to reinsert it into the socket; if you don’t feel comfortable doing this, place the tooth in a small cup of milk or saliva so we can reinsert it. During your appointment, we will stabilize the tooth in order to encourage your gums to reattach securely.

Is a broken tooth an emergency?

Broken teeth are often dental emergencies, but not always. If your tooth is merely chipped and it’s not painful, urgent care is not needed, but you can make an appointment with us and we can fill in the chipped area with dental bonding. If your broken tooth is sharp or painful, we consider that a dental emergency, so you should call our office right away for an appointment.