If somebody told me they were in pain or discomfort, the most important thing is to try and get them out of that pain or discomfort as quickly as possible. I've always given my front desk instructions, that if somebody calls on the telephone, and they're in pain or discomfort, we want to try and see them as quickly as we can, preferably that day if it's at all possible, see what their problem is, and do whatever we need to do to get them out of the pain.
If you are suffering from dental pain or discomfort call George A. Hoop, DDS at 239-734-7737 to schedule your same-day emergency dental appointment! We have Total Dental Solutions for every concern.
For your convenience, we have a Fort Myers, FL dentist office and a Naples, FL dentist office – regardless of which one you visit, Dr. George Hoop and our compassionate team will get you out of pain fast and then get to work repairing your smile!
Signs Of A Dental Emergency
Because your discomfort could indicate a larger problem, when it comes to dental emergencies a good rule of thumb is: if it hurts, it’s an emergency. Some situations, like knocked out or broken teeth, are obviously emergencies. But here are some others that you shouldn’t overlook:
- Toothaches, especially severe and/or persistent ones
- Damaged dental restorations like dental crowns
- Broken wires or brackets in your braces
What To Do In A Dental Emergency
If you are experiencing dental bleeding and cannot stop it, visit your local emergency room as soon as possible, then follow up with us for restorative dentistry options.
Because we may be able to replace or repair your knocked out or broken tooth, store any pieces of your tooth in a small container of saliva or milk and bring them with you.
To reduce swelling and pain, use a cold compress and an over-the-counter pain reliever.
If a wire in your braces has broken, wrap the sharp tip in gauze to prevent the inside of your mouth from being damaged or irritated.
As soon as you can, make an appointment at one of our dental offices so we can make your smile good as new! Our Total Dental Solutions are here for every situation.
Dr. George A. Hoop has been in private practice in the Fort Myers, FL area since 1991 and Naples, FL since 2000. He was inducted into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon national dental honor society after his graduation in 1986.
Don’t put up with dental pain – call George A. Hoop, DDS at 239-734-7737 to schedule your same-day emergency dental appointment! If your situation is less pressing, you can also use our online form to book or ask questions.