Emergency Dentistry in Clearwater, FL

Dental emergencies are an unfortunate part of life, and nearly everyone will experience one at some point. If and when you need an emergency dentist in Clearwater, FL, Dr. Earl Santos and his caring team are ready to see you and promptly resolve your problem.

Prompt Pain Relief for Your Dental Emergency

woman with toothache at Clearwater emergency dentist If you have a toothache, broken tooth, lost crown, or any other urgent situation with your oral health, call our Clearwater, FL dental office at (727) 791-1450. We understand that emergencies are unexpected, and we always leave openings in our schedule to offer same-day emergency dentistry when needed.

Emergency Dentistry in Clearwater, FL

Dr. Santos is an experienced dentist who can relieve your discomfort and treat a wide range of dental emergencies:

  • Toothaches
  • Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
  • Lost crowns or fillings
  • Jaw pain and swelling
  • Infected or abscessed teeth
  • Broken dentures
  • Swollen or bleeding gums
  • Knocked-out tooth

If you have any of these symptoms or another urgent problem, call Causeway Dentistry, even if you’re not sure it’s an emergency. 

Same-Day Emergency Dental Care in Clearwater

Our helpful dental team is always available and will tell you if we need to see you the same day. If not, we will schedule you for our next open appointment.

Depending on your emergency, we may not be able to complete treatment on the same day. If this is the case, rest assured that Dr. Santos will relieve your pain. We will then schedule you for complete treatment as soon as possible.

Take Care of Yourself in an Emergency

The first step when you have a dental emergency is to call us, and we will either schedule you for the same day or our next available appointment.

Until you get to our dental office, you can take these steps to relieve your pain and protect your oral health.

Toothache

Place a cold compress on your face in the affected area for 20-minute intervals to control pain and swelling. Take ibuprofen or Advil for pain relief.

Jaw Pain or Swelling 

Jaw pain and swelling can indicate an infected or abscessed tooth, which requires prompt treatment. Call us as soon as possible, and we will see you the same day. Use a cold compress to control swelling and take an OTC pain reliever.

Broken Tooth

Gather up any tooth fragments and wrap them in a tissue. A broken tooth isn’t typically an urgent emergency unless you are in pain or the tooth has broken off below the gumline. Call us, and we’ll let you know if we need to see you right away.

Lost Dental Crown or Filling

If a crown comes loose, try placing it back on the tooth but don’t force it. If this isn’t possible, keep the crown in a safe place and bring it to your appointment. With a lost filling, collect any pieces, so you don’t swallow them. 

Knocked-Out Tooth

A tooth that is completely knocked out of its socket requires treatment within 60 minutes to try to save the tooth. Call us or have a friend call so we can prepare for your arrival. 

Follow these instructions carefully: Handle the tooth by the crown only, and don’t touch the root! Rinse the tooth gently in water but don’t scrub it.

Try to place the tooth back in the socket but don’t force it. If you can’t, keep it moist in your mouth next to your cheek or put it in a container of milk or your saliva—do not use tap water!

Do You Need an Emergency Dentist in Clearwater, FL

If you are in pain or have another dental emergency, please call us at (727) 791-1450, and we will arrange to see you as soon as possible.