Dental emergencies can be incredibly stressful because they can happen out of nowhere and at the worst possible time.

The good news is that emergency dental care isn’t hard to find in Punta Gorda, FL!

Our team at Smiles of Punta Gorda does all we can to help our patients when they need us, and that means making those unexpected dental problems a priority whenever possible.

Halloween Can Be Tricky For Your Teeth!

Trick-or-treating is fun, but it can quickly become scary if you or a member of your family suffers from an unexpected or painful dental problem. Your child could trip over their costume and fall onto a concrete sidewalk, injuring their teeth or gums. You could bite into a piece of candy and crack a tooth.

These things happen all the time, especially during Halloween and other holidays.

Is It A Dental Emergency?

First, it helps to do what you can ahead of time so that you’ll be able to stay calm, which is important in any emergency. You can start by saving our phone number in your contacts. That way you won’t have to stress about finding a phonebook or getting online to find an emergency dentist nearby.

The next thing you can do is check out these common dental problems that we often recommend treating right away. This will help you assess the situation should it ever happen to you or your family and make an informed decision at the moment about whether you should find a dentist as soon as possible:

  • OTC pain relievers aren’t soothing your toothache
  • You have pain or inflammation in your mouth from an abscess or infection
  • It hurts to chew your food or you have to chew on one side of your mouth
  • A tooth filling or dental crown is loose, cracked, or has fallen out
  • One or more teeth have been knocked out or become loose

All that said, the truth is that we never want you to avoid calling us just because you don’t want to overreact. We’re here to help, so even if you don’t end up needing treatment immediately, at least you’ll have peace of mind that you’re making the right decision about whether to come in right away or whether it can wait until the next day.

We’re Here To Help!

Even if you take every precaution to avoid a dental emergency, they can happen anyway when you least expect it. But knowing that your Punta Gorda dentist is here to help as quickly as possible should ease your mind and help you get through it with minimal stress.

If you have pain in your mouth, lose a tooth, or accidentally break or damage a tooth or restoration, you never have to wonder where to go.

Call Dr. Martin and Smiles of Punta Gorda right away at 941-585-0424 to set up a same-day appointment, or you can request an appointment online in Punta Gorda, FL.