Advanced Dental Care of Clearwater
3690 East Bay Drive, Suite K, Largo, FL 33771

A Crash Course in Dental Emergency Preparedness

Dental Emergencies

If you’ve ever had a tooth break suddenly, you probably already know how painful and confusing a dental emergency can be. It’s always best to call an emergency dentist when severe pain, bleeding, or other symptoms arise, but it’s also essential to know how to handle the situation until you can get help. The following tips will help prepare you for the dental care required in almost any common dental emergency.

  • If your tooth is knocked out completely, hold it by the crown, and cleanse the root under running water. Don’t scrub the tooth or disturb any attached tissue. If you can’t place the tooth back into its socket, store it in milk. Visit your dentist in Clearwater immediately, and be sure to bring the tooth.
  • For broken teeth, rinse your mouth with water and see your dentist immediately.
  • If you bite your tongue or lip, and there is heavy or continued bleeding, seek treatment from an emergency dentist or your local emergency room.
  • For toothache pain, rinse your mouth with water, and try to remove any trapped food particles with dental floss. Visit a dentist in Clearwater as soon as possible. Don’t place aspirin on the tooth or the gums around it.
  • If wires from your braces break or become irritating, cover the end of the wire with cotton and beeswax, or wrap it with gauze until you can see your dentist. If a wire becomes lodged in soft tissues like your gums or your tongue, seek medical help immediately.
  • Jaw injuries can be serious. If you suspect a fracture or break, go to a hospital emergency room immediately. You may use ice or a cold compress to reduce swelling.

Finding an Affordable Dentist Away from Home
A dental emergency can be inconvenient and expensive, especially if you’re traveling. Fortunately, there are several ways to find an affordable dentist. Check the Yellow Pages, contact the state dental society, perform an online search, or ask for a referral from the hospital emergency room. If you are outside of the U.S., contact the U.S. embassy for information about dental care practitioners.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Clearwater, call Advanced Dental Care of Clearwater today at (727) 286-3945 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Clearwater. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Clearwater, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Clearwater. 

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Patient Reviews
I’ve been coming the same office for over two years and I’ve never had issues.
Zach T.
I love the whole atmosphere friendly and lots of smiles.
Effie S.
Everyone was so amazing quick and easy. I recommend you go there for all your dental needs. Ill be going back soon
Rob R.
Cleanings, cavities, and wisdom teeth extraction, oh my! I’ve been going to this location for years and had inspections, cleanings, cavities filled, 1 crown and 1 wisdom tooth extraction. […]
Ah B.
I have been coming here for years, when the office was at the other location, and it has been good! Everytime I go.
Migdalia W.
Friendly staff. My hygienist was awesome
Linda E.
Great staff from front desk to doc. Highly recommend if you need a bunch of awesome females taking care of your teeth!!!! Enjoy the experience, have sent several co workers there too!!!
Kristi C.
Clean, modern facility, staff on time so i didn’t have to wait and good service.
Jane G.
Friendly staff
Scotty V.
The staff and the doctor were very nice and helpful. They went above and beyond to take care of me.
Anthony F.
Truly amazing!
Ozell H.
Everyone is very happy and informational.
Brooke H.
Truly excellent service
Derrick S.
Worked with me even though I don’t have insurance. Performed the tooth pull flawlessly and follow up went well.
Gary I.
It was just great service all around. Very Great people as well treated me very well!!!
Brandon D.
Everyone from the front desk to the doctors are very professional and genuinely nice.
Robert V.
Everyone is so kind at your office. I now love coming to the dentist!
Julie L.
Excellent patient relations. Quality care. Great staff.
Kimberly R.
Greatest dental experience ever
James J.
I have been there twice for dentist and once for hygienist and everyone has been great! Also the office staff are friendly and efficient!
Sandra L.
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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  • Phone: (727) 286-3945
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