Advanced Dental Care of Tampa
3904-H W. Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL 33614

Tips for Coping with a Dental Emergency

dca-blog_235-dental-emergencies

Dental emergencies usually involve painful injuries to your teeth, gums, tongue, lips or other oral tissues. Even if the damage seems minor, or pain is not involved, a dental emergency requires urgent care. If you don’t seek emergency dental care immediately, your tooth and your general health may be at risk. Bacterial infection in an oral wound can quickly spread to other areas of the body and cause conditions that are more difficult to treat than your initial injury, so don’t procrastinate or ignore the problem.

The following tips can help you cope with an emergency situation until you can get to your dentist or an emergency dental clinic for professional evaluation. 



Severe Tooth Pain


Rinse your mouth with warm tap water, and use dental floss to remove any food trapped between teeth. If pain persists, or you develop a fever, call your dentist in Tampa. Never place aspirin on the tooth or gum. 



Knocked-Out Permanent Teeth


First, rinse the tooth gently to clean it, but do not scrub. Unless the tooth belongs to a small child or a person who may become unconscious, attempt to store it inside the mouth so that saliva will help preserve it, and keep it moist. If this is not practical, store the tooth in a cup of milk, and obtain emergency care within two hours for the best chance of saving the tooth. 



Fractured Teeth


Rinse your mouth with plain water, and place a cold compress against your face to reduce swelling in the injured area. Find and save any tooth fragments, and see your dentist immediately. Untreated broken or fractured teeth can result in long-term dental issues.



Loose Teeth in Adults


If the tooth only moves slightly, gently press it back into alignment, and hold it in place with moistened gauze. Don’t force the tooth into its socket. Try to obtain medical attention within 30 minutes of the injury. 



Severe Tongue, Cheek, or Lip Bites


Wipe the wound gently with a clean, moistened cloth. To ease swelling or bleeding, apply cold compresses. If bleeding is severe or does not stop within 15 minutes, visit a hospital emergency room immediately.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Tampa, call Advanced Dental Care of Tampa today at (813) 701-3088 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Tampa. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Tampa, 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 Tampa.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
My experience at Tampa-Advanced Dental Care was a pleasant one. The staff was very professional and friendly. Everything was explained clearly and […]
Efrain M.
Very Friendly, fast and efficient ... Thanks ..
Carlos G.
Great Experience .. Great Customer Service ...
Carlos G.
Very friendly staff. My visit was in/out. Very satisfied!!!!!!!!!!
Karel M.
Very friendly and informitive staff tell you what they are doing every step of the procedure I would eagerly recommend advanced dental to family , […]
Charles B.
THE BEST DENTAL SERVICE IN TAMPA BAY AREA.
Xiomeidy E.
I went in for a cleaning, the hygienist is always very nice and pleasent, she is alsways very gentle. she goes over in detail any tips or information […]
Maria A.
Prompt and professional service. Approachable staff and Dr. Goldshein was thorough and made my visit comfortable and easy.
Phyll I.
Always the best!
Reynaldo N.
Great care as usual -- Daili was very helpful and friendly.
Steven T.
The dentist was great and the staff is very friendly. Explained the cost and procedures upfront so I wasn't caught off guard in any way.
Susan H.
Great experience and friendly group of people. Very satisfied with my experience in this facility.
Nelida L.
My experience at Dr. Goldschein's office was super! I love the staff as well as the dentist.
Marilyn R.
Me and my Kids come here for a couple of years, great Customer Service and Dentist.
Xiomeidy E.
The staff at this office is very courteous and prompt. My experience there was outstanding and would reccomend them to anyone.
Brian H.
Thanks to the whole team for the wonderful customer service, excellent doctor. Thanks a lot.
Dagmar C.
Always outstanding, courteous, helpful and professional.
Reynaldo N.
I had a great experience! Doctor is very knowledgeable and kind. Very sweet people and very clear about prices. I received answer on each question I […]
Yuliya T.
Best visit to the dentist ever!
Johanna N.
Honestly great experience. The dentist was great. He was very straight forward and direct, and the staff was friendly. I also liked that no one was […]
Anonymous
The are an excellent team work. I felt at home.
Mabel A.
Excellent, very good attention, he is an amazing Dentist.
Iraida V.
Advanced dental is everything I needed it to be for all of my dental repair of my teeth. everything was done in a expert and timely manner. I will […]
Benny C.
My first time been there it was Exelent.
Reina G.
Excellent attention from everyone. The doctor is very professional and the assistant (Yeny) is a very sweet and caring person, dominant in her work […]
Yannery G.
I can't say enough about the overall service and kindness I get from this office. Dr Breton is truly amazing. He thoroughly explains the procedures […]
Kimberlyn D.
Awesome as always. Thank you again for the great service
Richard G.
Awessome service. Awesome staff!!!!
Rachelle W.
The staff was very friendly, fast and efficient.
Reyes A.
no fear very comforting hasd to have a tooyh pulled they did it no problem.
John K.
First time in and had a great experience. Staff very friendly and the dentist is as well.
Richard G.
The care in which I received at Tampa Advanced Dental is better then any other dental care I have received in the past. They really care for your […]
Nathaniel B.
I have been visiting Advanced Dental Care for the past 6 months and the dentistry provided by Dr. Carlos Breton and his assistant Yenni has been […]
Victor D.
Prompt, courteous efficient staff, this was the best experience in a dentist office I have ever had. After the fillings, I did not need any "tylenol" […]
Cherryl M.
I had a good experience
Megan K.
it was a pleasant experience! The staff is courteous and professional.
Peter C.
Prompt, courteous, accommodating, reasonable and the kind of place you wish was around when you were a kid. Recommended my grandmother to them, and […]
Cherryl M.
The staff is extremely friendly. I was treated promptly and professionally.
Eric D.
My appointment was for my routine cleaning, was good, relaxing. The dental hygiene took his time, and explain to me what I need to do. Took notes of […]
Maria M.
I want to Thank all of the staff for a wonderful experience. You are all very nice and thoughtful. Once again Thank You, all of you are great.
Maureen P.
The medical staff are great. Please know that I have never had the TLC they have given to me by any other group....Thank You
Franklin S.
I was handled with care and my comfort was of utmost importance. I appreciate the friendly environment and I would highly recommend this dentist
Linda C.
Excellent staff and dentist
Betsy D.
Always the best!!
Reynaldo N.
The staff is so friendly and warm while still remaining to maintain a professional atmosphere ! They work hard and are extremely conscientious about […]
Nancy C.
My experience was great, from the time I walked in the door to the dentist chair to the time I left. Everyone always makes me feel comfortable.
Vernita A.
The staff were all very nice. Got in to see the dentist fast and he made sure I was properly numb before he started anything. He constantly checked […]
Anonymous
Profesionales, amables y Buena limpieza
Angelica B.
As it always is, my experience at the dental care office was great.
Franklin S.
Of the 3 Dentist I had in 13 years, this one is the Best practice no Doubt.
Xiomeidy E.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

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.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Thursday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (813) 701-3088
Our Location