Emergency Dentistry

Lakeland Emergency Dental Services

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No one wants a dental emergency, but if you do find yourself in need of urgent dental care, an emergency dental appointment at Smiles on Florida in Lakeland, FL is your best option. Our staff members are highly trained and understand that treating dental emergencies quickly is the best way to save a tooth, relieve pain, and restore your oral health and beautiful smile.

If you’re currently experiencing a dental emergency, don’t wait. Call us now and take advantage of our Emergency Exam, X-Ray, and treatment discounts.

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*If you have a broken jaw or excessive bleeding, please contact 911

Emergency Dental Services

Emergencies can happen to anyone, and an injured tooth or mouth can lead to serious health risks if not treated right away. Thankfully, Smiles on Florida is Lakeland FL's most trusted Dental Emergency team. We have a team of dental experts to serve you. That allows us to be here for you when and where you need us most.

What Is a Dental Emergency?

Toothache Pain

There are a number of causes of tooth pain. Some of them are minor while others are more severe and need immediate attention. Some causes of dental pain include cavities, chipped, capped, or broken teeth, an impacted tooth, gum disease, or dental injuries. It’s important to have your toothache examined as soon as possible to prevent or limit damage to the tooth and gums. Our experienced dental team will quickly assess your toothache pain emergency and provide you with the best treatment options available.

Tooth knocked-out

tooth that has been knocked out, dislodged, or loosened is a common dental emergency. Call us immediately for the best chance of saving the tooth. You can find additional instructions for how to handle a knocked-out tooth below, but the most important thing is to contact our team right away and let our emergency dental team do our best to help save your tooth.

Broken/cracked/chipped tooth

A broken, cracked, or chipped tooth can be moderately to severely painful and can also increase the risk of infection or more severe tooth and gum problems. As with other dental emergencies, the sooner you’re able to repair the damage, the better. Don’t delay your treatment. Let our team treat your fractured, broken, or chipped tooth and relieve the pain right away.

Loose or Lost Fillings

If you can feel your filling coming loose or if your dental filling has fallen out, you should contact our emergency dental team right away. A filling that has fallen out or become loose means that you’re at risk for painful symptoms, tooth decay, and possible infections. Our dentists and hygienists can quickly assess your lost dental filling, relieve the toothache pain, and present you with the most effective treatment options available.

Broken Dental Crown or Crown Coming Off

If your dental crown has fallen off, you should take immediate action to prevent damage to the tooth and gums. We also understand that a missing crown can often dramatically affect the appearance of your smile. The emergency dentists at Smiles on Florida in Lakeland are highly experienced in repairing broken or lost dental crowns and can provide you with temporary and permanent solutions. Call or contact us right away to prevent further damage and restore the natural beauty of your smile.

Extractions

When a tooth is severely damaged a dental extraction is frequently the best option for an immediate repair. If your tooth is broken, decayed, impacted, or infected our team understands the pain, discomfort, and worry often associated with damaged teeth. For dental extraction emergencies in Lakeland, the team at Smiles on Florida is your best option.

*Note needed to call 911 for issues like a broken jaw, excessive bleeding, etc.

Toothache Pain

There are a number of causes of tooth pain. Some of them are minor while others are more severe and need immediate attention. Some causes of dental pain include cavities, chipped, capped, or broken teeth, an impacted tooth, gum disease, or dental injuries. It’s important to have your toothache examined as soon as possible to prevent or limit damage to the tooth and gums. Our experienced dental team will quickly assess your toothache pain emergency and provide you with the best treatment options available.

Tooth knocked-out

tooth that has been knocked out, dislodged, or loosened is a common dental emergency. Call us immediately for the best chance of saving the tooth. You can find additional instructions for how to handle a knocked-out tooth below, but the most important thing is to contact our team right away and let our emergency dental team do our best to help save your tooth.

Broken/cracked/chipped tooth

A broken, cracked, or chipped tooth can be moderately to severely painful and can also increase the risk of infection or more severe tooth and gum problems. As with other dental emergencies, the sooner you’re able to repair the damage, the better. Don’t delay your treatment. Let our team treat your fractured, broken, or chipped tooth and relieve the pain right away.

Loose or Lost Fillings

If you can feel your filling coming loose or if your dental filling has fallen out, you should contact our emergency dental team right away. A filling that has fallen out or become loose means that you’re at risk for painful symptoms, tooth decay, and possible infections. Our dentists and hygienists can quickly assess your lost dental filling, relieve the toothache pain, and present you with the most effective treatment options available.

Broken Dental Crown or Crown Coming Off

If your dental crown has fallen off, you should take immediate action to prevent damage to the tooth and gums. We also understand that a missing crown can often dramatically affect the appearance of your smile. The emergency dentists at Smiles on Florida in Lakeland are highly experienced in repairing broken or lost dental crowns and can provide you with temporary and permanent solutions. Call or contact us right away to prevent further damage and restore the natural beauty of your smile.

Extractions

When a tooth is severely damaged a dental extraction is frequently the best option for an immediate repair. If your tooth is broken, decayed, impacted, or infected our team understands the pain, discomfort, and worry often associated with damaged teeth. For dental extraction emergencies in Lakeland, the team at Smiles on Florida is your best option.

*Note needed to call 911 for issues like a broken jaw, excessive bleeding, etc.

Why Choose Smiles on Florida for Dental Emergencies?

We’re the Top Emergency Dentist Location in Lakeland

When you have a dental emergency in the Lakeland area, you need to find treatment quickly to avoid severe pain, permanent tooth damage, or the spread of infections. Finding a local emergency dentist close to you is your best option for saving the tooth and relieving the pain as quickly as possible. If you’re having a dental emergency in Lakeland, call us right away for availability of an immediate or same-day appointment.

We Are A Modern State-of-the-Art Dental Facility

When you have a dental emergency, it’s important to know that you are receiving the best treatment available. Dental emergencies come with unique challenges and circumstances that have significant impact on our well-being. It’s important to relieve toothache pain quickly and effectively, and it’s also important to maintain or restore the beauty of the natural smile. Frequently, there is additionally the need to treat and prevent the spread of infection. When you combine these factors and many others, it’s obvious that you need to have your dental emergency treated with the highest quality modern care available. The Emergency Dental Team at Smiles on Florida invests heavily in staying current with industry advancements, ongoing education, and the most modern equipment. Call us right away for modern state-of-the-art emergency dental care in Lakeland.

Same-Day Emergency Dentistry

When you’re experiencing a dental emergency with accompanying tooth pain, minutes and hours matter. That’s why we do our best to make room for Same-Day and Emergency Walk-In Dental Appointments. Call us right away for the most current and up-to-date emergency appointment availability. Don’t wait another minute!

Best Dental Emergency Prices in the Lakeland Area

We get it. Sometimes finances are tight. The cost of dental care is a concern to most patients, and when a dental emergency comes along, it’s often important to get great care at a great price. We work hard to offer the best prices for dental emergency procedures in Lakeland. We accept most major insurances and offer promotions and discounts on emergency dental procedures. Call us right away for availability and current specials.

Welcoming & Compassionate Environment

We know that for some people, going to the dentist isn’t their favorite thing to do, and some patients struggle with anxiety and fear associated with dental visits. When you’re experiencing a dental emergency, these anxieties and fears can be even more challenging. That’s why we’ve assembled an Emergency Dental Team who cares about your entire experience while visiting our office. We’ll talk through your concerns and address any fears you might have in a caring and compassionate environment. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency in the Lakeland area, our team is here to help. Call us today.

We’re the Top Emergency Dentist Location in Lakeland

When you have a dental emergency in the Lakeland area, you need to find treatment quickly to avoid severe pain, permanent tooth damage, or the spread of infections. Finding a local emergency dentist close to you is your best option for saving the tooth and relieving the pain as quickly as possible. If you’re having a dental emergency in Lakeland, call us right away for availability of an immediate or same-day appointment.

We Are A Modern State-of-the-Art Dental Facility

When you have a dental emergency, it’s important to know that you are receiving the best treatment available. Dental emergencies come with unique challenges and circumstances that have significant impact on our well-being. It’s important to relieve toothache pain quickly and effectively, and it’s also important to maintain or restore the beauty of the natural smile. Frequently, there is additionally the need to treat and prevent the spread of infection. When you combine these factors and many others, it’s obvious that you need to have your dental emergency treated with the highest quality modern care available. The Emergency Dental Team at Smiles on Florida invests heavily in staying current with industry advancements, ongoing education, and the most modern equipment. Call us right away for modern state-of-the-art emergency dental care in Lakeland.

Same-Day Emergency Dentistry

When you’re experiencing a dental emergency with accompanying tooth pain, minutes and hours matter. That’s why we do our best to make room for Same-Day and Emergency Walk-In Dental Appointments. Call us right away for the most current and up-to-date emergency appointment availability. Don’t wait another minute!

Best Dental Emergency Prices in the Lakeland Area

We get it. Sometimes finances are tight. The cost of dental care is a concern to most patients, and when a dental emergency comes along, it’s often important to get great care at a great price. We work hard to offer the best prices for dental emergency procedures in Lakeland. We accept most major insurances and offer promotions and discounts on emergency dental procedures. Call us right away for availability and current specials.

Welcoming & Compassionate Environment

We know that for some people, going to the dentist isn’t their favorite thing to do, and some patients struggle with anxiety and fear associated with dental visits. When you’re experiencing a dental emergency, these anxieties and fears can be even more challenging. That’s why we’ve assembled an Emergency Dental Team who cares about your entire experience while visiting our office. We’ll talk through your concerns and address any fears you might have in a caring and compassionate environment. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency in the Lakeland area, our team is here to help. Call us today.

What To Do In A Dental Emergency?

Knocked Out Adult Tooth

  1. Pick up the tooth by the crown (the pointed part of the tooth usually covered by enamel), do not touch the root.
  2. Rinse the tooth - do not use soap, gently use water to rinse off any dirt. Don’t scrub or dry off the tooth.
  3. Try to put the tooth back in the socket – holding the crown you can gently push it in or set it above the socket and slowly close your mouth. Lightly bite down or use a finger to keep the tooth in place.

If you can’t put it in the socket, keep it moist. You can achieve this by keeping it in your mouth or putting it in a safe liquid such as milk (not tap water).

  1. See a dentist or endodontist within 60 minutes.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, don’t wait – act now. The faster you come see us at Smiles on Florida, the greater the chance you can save your tooth and the sooner you can be out of pain. The sooner you can get care the higher the chance of implantation – this will vary on a case-by-case basis, so still see a nearby dentist if you miss this deadline.

Broken, Cracked or Chipped Tooth

  1. Using warm water, rinse out your mouth and any broken pieces.
  2. For bleeding, apply material such as gauze to the affected area for 10 minutes, or until bleeding subsides.
  3.  To keep down swelling, hold a cold compress to the outside of the affected area (mouth, cheek, or lip).
  4. Bring any tooth fragments in a wet towel or gauze to the office as soon as possible.

Object Stuck/Caught In-between Teeth

Try to carefully use floss to remove the object if possible. Do not use something metal like a pin to attempt to prod the object- you risk cutting your gums or scratching the tooth. Instead, try using your tongue or dental floss. Be extra careful if you have TMJ or other jaw pain issues.

If this fails, schedule an appointment.

Missing Crown/Filling

Losing a crown or filling is not automatically an emergency, particularly when not caused by an injury. Sometimes it can happen when grinding or biting down on something. However, if the tooth is infected, you should immediately seek dental care.

Some signs of potential tooth infection:

  • Severe pain (especially when pain relievers do not help) - could be constant throbbing or present when biting/chewing
  • Swelling in face, jaw, lymph nodes, or around the gum area near the crown
  • Fever
  • Difficulty opening mouth/moving jaw
  • Yellow, green, or clear discharge

General Toothache

If you are unsure what is causing your toothache or pain, schedule an appointment. In the meantime, you can try the following for pain management:

  • Ice packs – hold against jaw for 20 minutes
  • Over-the-counter pain reliever/anesthetics
  • Use one of the following rinses:
    • Hydrogen peroxide – do not swallow, mix with water if not a prepackaged wash.
    • Saltwater – mix ½ teaspoon salt into 8 ounces water. Swish for 30 seconds and then spit.

Follow instructions and keep in mind any interactions with your current medications.

Knocked Out Adult Tooth

  1. Pick up the tooth by the crown (the pointed part of the tooth usually covered by enamel), do not touch the root.
  2. Rinse the tooth - do not use soap, gently use water to rinse off any dirt. Don’t scrub or dry off the tooth.
  3. Try to put the tooth back in the socket – holding the crown you can gently push it in or set it above the socket and slowly close your mouth. Lightly bite down or use a finger to keep the tooth in place.

If you can’t put it in the socket, keep it moist. You can achieve this by keeping it in your mouth or putting it in a safe liquid such as milk (not tap water).

  1. See a dentist or endodontist within 60 minutes.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, don’t wait – act now. The faster you come see us at Smiles on Florida, the greater the chance you can save your tooth and the sooner you can be out of pain. The sooner you can get care the higher the chance of implantation – this will vary on a case-by-case basis, so still see a nearby dentist if you miss this deadline.

Broken, Cracked or Chipped Tooth

  1. Using warm water, rinse out your mouth and any broken pieces.
  2. For bleeding, apply material such as gauze to the affected area for 10 minutes, or until bleeding subsides.
  3.  To keep down swelling, hold a cold compress to the outside of the affected area (mouth, cheek, or lip).
  4. Bring any tooth fragments in a wet towel or gauze to the office as soon as possible.

Object Stuck/Caught In-between Teeth

Try to carefully use floss to remove the object if possible. Do not use something metal like a pin to attempt to prod the object- you risk cutting your gums or scratching the tooth. Instead, try using your tongue or dental floss. Be extra careful if you have TMJ or other jaw pain issues.

If this fails, schedule an appointment.

Missing Crown/Filling

Losing a crown or filling is not automatically an emergency, particularly when not caused by an injury. Sometimes it can happen when grinding or biting down on something. However, if the tooth is infected, you should immediately seek dental care.

Some signs of potential tooth infection:

  • Severe pain (especially when pain relievers do not help) - could be constant throbbing or present when biting/chewing
  • Swelling in face, jaw, lymph nodes, or around the gum area near the crown
  • Fever
  • Difficulty opening mouth/moving jaw
  • Yellow, green, or clear discharge

General Toothache

If you are unsure what is causing your toothache or pain, schedule an appointment. In the meantime, you can try the following for pain management:

  • Ice packs – hold against jaw for 20 minutes
  • Over-the-counter pain reliever/anesthetics
  • Use one of the following rinses:
    • Hydrogen peroxide – do not swallow, mix with water if not a prepackaged wash.
    • Saltwater – mix ½ teaspoon salt into 8 ounces water. Swish for 30 seconds and then spit.

Follow instructions and keep in mind any interactions with your current medications.

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How to Pay for A Dental Emergency?

Don’t let concerns over procedure cost keep you from getting relief. Smiles on Florida partners with the following insurance providers.

Depending on the treatment plan and associated costs, a payment plan might be available.

What Is the Cost Of a Dental Emergency?

Emergency Exam & X-Ray Special - $29!

At Smiles on Florida in Lakeland, we understand your need for immediate, same-day dental care. We are currently offering a $29 special for emergency dental exams and X-Ray.

Root Canal Cost

A variety of factors will affect the final cost of your treatment plan, as it is customized for your emergency. The cost of a root canal procedure in Lakeland typically starts around $500-$600. At Smiles on Florida, we work with most dental providers to save you the most out-of-pocket expense possible on your root canal procedure. Call us for current new patient and emergency specials.

Dental Extraction Cost

There are many variables when it comes to the cost of dental extractions. However, the cost of a simple dental extraction typically starts around $75 while the cost for surgical extractions typically starts around $180. We work with most insurance companies and frequently have cost-saving promotions that can save you money. Call us today to find out more.

Dental Bonding Cost

Dental Bonding is often used to repair a chipped tooth and can even be used to help ‘splint’ a loose or knocked-out tooth while it is mending. The cost of dental bonding starts around $100. The specific needs of your situation will determine the final cost. Call our office and we’ll talk through those specifics and give you a more accurate estimate.

Dental Crowns Cost

The cost of a dental crown varies depending on several factors. However, an average dental crown procedure typically starts around $750. We take great care to make sure that your dental crowns are of the highest quality and will restore both the beauty and the health of your smile. Call us today for more information.

Cavity Filling Cost

The cost of cavity fillings depends on the severity of the cavity. However, an average dental filling in Lakeland usually starts around $100. Save money on your cavity filling by taking advantage of our new patient specials and current promotions. Call us for full details.

Emergency Exam & X-Ray Special - $29!

At Smiles on Florida in Lakeland, we understand your need for immediate, same-day dental care. We are currently offering a $29 special for emergency dental exams and X-Ray.

Root Canal Cost

A variety of factors will affect the final cost of your treatment plan, as it is customized for your emergency. The cost of a root canal procedure in Lakeland typically starts around $500-$600. At Smiles on Florida, we work with most dental providers to save you the most out-of-pocket expense possible on your root canal procedure. Call us for current new patient and emergency specials.

Dental Extraction Cost

There are many variables when it comes to the cost of dental extractions. However, the cost of a simple dental extraction typically starts around $75 while the cost for surgical extractions typically starts around $180. We work with most insurance companies and frequently have cost-saving promotions that can save you money. Call us today to find out more.

Dental Bonding Cost

Dental Bonding is often used to repair a chipped tooth and can even be used to help ‘splint’ a loose or knocked-out tooth while it is mending. The cost of dental bonding starts around $100. The specific needs of your situation will determine the final cost. Call our office and we’ll talk through those specifics and give you a more accurate estimate.

Dental Crowns Cost

The cost of a dental crown varies depending on several factors. However, an average dental crown procedure typically starts around $750. We take great care to make sure that your dental crowns are of the highest quality and will restore both the beauty and the health of your smile. Call us today for more information.

Cavity Filling Cost

The cost of cavity fillings depends on the severity of the cavity. However, an average dental filling in Lakeland usually starts around $100. Save money on your cavity filling by taking advantage of our new patient specials and current promotions. Call us for full details.

How to Prevent A Dental Emergency?

Frequent tooth brushing & flossing

Plaque is the primary cause of tooth decay. The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth for 2 minutes twice a day.

Routine appointments and exams

You can protect your gums and help avoid cavities with routine teeth cleaning. Regular exams can lead to the prevention of various oral diseases and stopping tooth decay.

Protecting your mouth from injury

When engaging in sports or other vigorous activity, there is prevention equipment you can use:

  • Mouth guards
  • Face cages

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Related Services:

Cosmetic Dentistry

Looking great and feeling great go hand-in-hand. At Smiles On Florida in Lakeland, FL, we would be honored to be your cosmetic dentist.

Periodontal Disease Treatment

Periodontal disease is an infection caused by the bacteria found in plaque, the thin biofilm that constantly forms around our teeth. In response to these bacteria, our immune system produces toxins. Unfortunately, these toxins also target our gums and other supportive tissues, resulting in the infection known as periodontal disease. Without treatment, periodontal disease can have serious consequences for your oral health.

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling is a [non-surgical] deep cleaning measure that includes removing plaque from above and below the gumline. The root is also smoothened through planing to allow the tissue to heal and reattach itself to the tooth. Local anesthesia is applied to numb the targeted area and make the procedure much more comfortable. Antibiotics may be recommended as a means of controlling the toxic bacteria from spreading further that cause periodontitis.

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting can repair implant sites with inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, gum disease or injuries. The bone is either obtained from a tissue bank or your own bone is taken from the jaw, hip or tibia (below the knee). Sinus bone grafts are also performed to replace bone in the posterior upper jaw.

TMJ Treatment

The terms TMJ and TMD are often used interchangeably, but they aren’t the same thing. The TMJ is the jaw joint, and a TMD is a problem with the joint.

Laser Assisted Periodontal Disease Treatment

LANAP™ is a gentle, conservative, non-invasive method of treating gum disease without cutting, suturing or removing tissue. Using a precision laser, the Doctor is able to kill up to 99% of the disease-causing bacteria in the periodontal pockets. Because there is no defense against the laser, the bacteria can not adapt and avoid elimination as with antibiotic treatment.

Oral Cancer Screening

The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin (mucosa) that is smooth and coral pink in color. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign for a pathological process. The most serious of these is oral cancer.

We recommend performing an oral cancer self-examination monthly and remember that your mouth is one of your body’s most important warning systems. Do not ignore suspicious lumps or sores.

Sedation Dentistry

A drug-induced depression of consciousness during which patients respond purposefully to verbal commands, either alone or accompanied by light tactile stimulation. No interventions are required to maintain a patent airway, and spontaneous ventilation is adequate. Cardiovascular function is usually maintained.

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

If you need to have your wisdom teeth extracted, we can help. Wisdom teeth extraction is a common procedure, and the dental surgeons and dental specialists at Smiles On Florida are able to remove your wisdom teeth while keeping you extremely comfortable and relaxed.

All on X Dental Implants

With All on X implants/dentures, patients can enjoy the full functionality and appearance of natural teeth. Starting as low as $217 monthly per arch. *some restrictions apply

Emergency Dentistry

You never know when a dental emergency will happen. Thankfully, Smiles on Florida is Lakeland’s most trusted Dental Emergency team. We have a team of dental experts to serve you.

Dental Implants

Do you have a missing tooth? We understand how this can make your feel. We believe that everyone should be able to achieve their best smile. Smiles On Florida Implant Dentistry in Lakeland, FL is the right place to get your dental implants!

Invisalign and Clear Braces

Clear aligners are made from transparent materials that adjust your teeth without the “hardware” traditionally associated with braces.

Teeth Cleaning

At Smiles on Florida, we believe that getting your teeth cleaned every 6 months keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible.

Routine and Deep Cleaning

There are two parts to your Smiles on Florida visit – examination and cleaning. Your exam will check for cavities, plaque, and tartar on your teeth.

Dental Crowns

Decay or trauma can cause loss of tooth structure and can compromise function as well as aesthetics. Extensive loss of tooth structure can best be replaced with a restoration that covers your entire tooth as in a crown. This “full coverage” restoration can strengthen your tooth and in the hands of an expert can provide a long lasting esthetic and functional result.

Dental Bridges

A safe, low-risk way to replace one or more missing teeth. Natural teeth or dental implants can be used as anchors to support the suspended replacement teeth.

Dentures and Partials

We know that life with dentures and partials can be both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, it's important to remove teeth that are painful, broken down and infected, yet on the other hand, improperly made dentures used to replace those missing or extracted teeth can make eating, drinking and speaking very difficult.

Extractions

While many of us do our best to keep our teeth healthy, sometimes a tooth needs to be taken out to keep you healthy. In these cases, an extraction is necessary.

Tooth Colored Fillings

A toothache can disrupt your life. Tooth decay, cracked teeth, and cavities will provide a constant and painful reminder. At Smiles on Florida we have completed thousands of fillings.

Root Canal

A root canal is a minimally invasive, nonsurgical endodontic treatment. The procedure is preformed under local anesthesia and involves opening the crown of the tooth, exposing the roots and pulp of the tooth. When the pulp and root is exposed the infected areas of the tooth are removed.

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.

Teeth Whitening

Let our team help you determine what whitening process is right for you, based on the current color and condition of your teeth.

Veneers

A wafer-thin glass shells that can be bonded to the front of your teeth to mask their shape, color, or size. The highest quality veneers are made individually by hand and are hard to distinguish from natural teeth. veneers can be used to remarkably transform the smile of patients who have worn, chipped, or discolored teeth. Slightly crooked teeth can be straightened as well. Hand-made porcelain veneers are typically very translucent and when bonded to your teeth they are very lifelike.

Periodontal Therapy

We specialize in a wide variety of procedures designed to maintain or improve your periodontal tissues. The periodontal (gum) tissues are an important part of your oral health. Our experience and expertise in periodontics allows us to provide high-quality treatments you cannot find anywhere else!