Emergency Dentistry

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Kissimmee, FL
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You need emergency dental care when you wake up with sudden tooth pain or have a tooth knocked out during a fall. At Fortune Dental in Kissimmee, Florida, Sumaya Anjum, DMD, Adriana Maldonado, DMD, and the team of experienced dentists welcomes patients who have pain or an injury that can’t just wait for a future appointment. Call immediately if you need emergency dental care, or use this website to request an appointment online.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry includes the care you receive when you have a dental problem that needs immediate attention. Dental emergencies often result from an accident, like a fall, sports tackle, or car accident. They can also be symptoms that arise suddenly, like severe pain or gum swelling. 

The team at Fortune Dental has experience in evaluating pain and oral injuries. With prompt emergency dental care, they can often save a tooth and prevent further complications. 

What is it like to receive emergency dentistry?

When you have symptoms or an accident that requires immediate care, call Fortune Dental right away. The staff will direct you to come to Fortune Dental immediately. The team will direct you to come in immediately and fit you in between appointments. 

Your dentist will take X-rays and do a comprehensive exam to evaluate the extent of your pain or injury. After they diagnose your condition, you’ll undergo treatment by applying a dental crown or a tooth extraction. Sometimes, treatment is temporary to relieve immediate pain, and you’ll be scheduled for more comprehensive treatment later. 

What types of situations require emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is appropriate if you’ve damaged a tooth or have uncontrolled mouth bleeding. Severe tooth pain due to decay, gum disease, or an oral abscess also qualifies as an emergency. 

At Fortune Dental, the team commonly treats: 

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Broken restorations (like crowns or bridges)
  • Objects stuck between teeth

Contact the office if you’re unsure that your incident qualifies as an emergency. The staff can guide you to the type of appointment you need. 

How can I avoid needing emergency dentistry?

Accidents happen. While you can’t always prevent them, you can reduce the risk of them happening. 

Steps you should take to avoid needing the emergency dentistry services at Fortune Dental include: 

  • Scheduling professional cleanings every six months
  • Having regular dental exams
  • Brushing and flossing twice daily
  • Getting treatment when you first notice tooth sensitivity or pain
  • Not using your teeth as tools
  • Wearing a mouthguard while playing contact sports

If you have a dental emergency and need expert care, call Fortune Dental today or use the online tool to schedule an immediate appointment.