Dental Pain & Emergencies
WE CONTINUE TO SERVE OUR COMMUNITY.
Dr. Gary Raska and our team recognize the effect COVID-19 is having on the lives of our patients and our dental & medical community in Sarasota and surrounding areas.
We will continue to provide emergent/urgent dental care in the office; however, we are implementing extra precautions based on recommendations from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), American Dental Association (ADA) and American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS).
Contact us with any questions or to schedule an appointment.
Our caring and dedicated staff can't wait to hear from you!
WHAT IS A DENTAL EMERGENCY?
The ADA recognizes that members of the public have questions about whether they should continue to visit their dentist during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because the ADA is currently recommending dentists close their offices to all but emergency care, we have provided guidelines to help patients determine when to consult with their dentist as to whether care should be rescheduled. When in doubt, please call your dentist to determine the best course of action.
A dental emergency is any situation that poses an immediate threat to the health of your teeth and supporting tissues. Dental emergencies are often the result of impact to the mouth, but they also can be caused by infection.
For severe dental emergencies, such as significant infection, pain, trauma or lost teeth, please call our office: Raska Dental Implant & Oral Surgery Phone Number 941-923-0033
How soon can I be seen?
We offer same-day emergency services for most conditions: Monday-Thursday 8-4 and Friday 8-2.
After Hours Emergencies:
For severe dental emergencies after hours, such as significant infection, pain, trauma or lost teeth, please call our office: Raska Dental Implant & Oral Surgery Phone Number 941-923-0033
Emergency Dental Situations:
- Substantial Toothache
- Significant Sensitivity
- Swollen or Sore Gums
- Jaw Pain
- Broken and Cracked Teeth
- Severe TMJ Pain & Trauma
- Surgical Biopsy
If you can’t get into our office immediately, here is a list of effective home remedies to make you more comfortable while you wait for care:
- Warm water rinses for sore teeth and gums.
- Over the counter pain medication such as ibuprofen (NOT aspirin).
- Ice packs applied to the outside of cheeks.
- Dental anesthetics containing benzocaine may be used as directed on the package for pain.
- Avoid overly hot and cold beverages and foods to reduce sensitivity.
- Heating pads may be used for jaw pain.
- Avoid chewing in the injured area.
- If a broken tooth has a sharp edge, cotton can be placed over it to protect soft tissues in your mouth.
What to do if a tooth is knocked out:
For permanent teeth that are knocked out, rinse the tooth and put it back in the socket. If you can’t get the tooth back in the socket, place it in a container of milk, water or saliva to keep it moist. Do not touch the roots (handle the tooth by the crown) and don’t brush the tooth. Contact us IMMEDIATELY for information and emergency treatment – the sooner you get to us, the more likely we can save your tooth!
For baby teeth that are unexpectedly knocked out, leave them out and contact us immediately for instructions.
Some dental emergencies may not cause pain initially. For example, a cracked tooth may not hurt, but it may lead to nerve damage in the roots. For this reason, all of the listed conditions need immediate attention, whether or not pain is present.
We are here to help you and our community. We urge you to call us at the first sign of a dental emergency!