Frequently Asked Questions
What to Do If You Have a Dental Emergency
If you have a dental emergency, your first step should be to call our offices at Sarasota Dentistry. Our team is happy to help you with any care that we can offer. Dental emergencies typically involved chipped or lost teeth, nerve exposure, and any instances in which you have significant pain.
If you have extensive bleeding or there is damage to the soft tissues in your mouth, the bone, or you have burns, please visit a local emergency room as your first step. Our team is able to with most other types of dental emergencies.
Where Can I Get Emergency Dental Treatment?
Emergency dental treatment is available at Sarasota Dentistry. You can call us at 941-929-7645 to get help. If you believe you are experiencing a dental emergency, Dr. Michael will talk to you about the incident to determine if it is a true emergency or if you can come in for an appointment as soon as possible. Our team is available to talk to you about what's happening so we can help you make the right decision about the care you need.
If you are experiencing any type of life-threatening incident, it's best to visit the emergency room or call 911 first. This is important if you are having trouble breathing or you have swelling. If you are in any danger, call 911 first.
How Do I Get an Emergency Dentist Appointment?
In situations where you feel you need to come in for an emergency appointment, call Sarasota Dentistry at 941-929-7645. Our team can answer all of your questions at that time. You can come to the office during normal operating hours for emergency help as well. We would recommend calling our office as a first step. If you and Dr. Michael agree that the incident is a true dental emergency, we will do our best to accommodate you and get you the care you need. Keep in mind that we cannot handle breathing and swelling problems – for those, please visit your local emergency room or call 911.
If you have a knocked out tooth, a broken or cracked tooth, or you have an abscessed tooth, we recommend calling our team to discuss your emergency needs. We also recommend emergency care if you have bleeding that will not stop.
What to Do When You Have a Dental Emergency during the Weekend?
When experiencing a dental emergency over the weekend, your first step should be to assess the situation and severity of your emergency. Our team will work with you to ensure you have access to care as soon as possible. However, over the weekend, our offices are not open. In this situation, we encourage you to visit the local emergency room for any situation that involves significant pain or bleeding.
Whenever possible, Dr. Michael will try to make time for an immediate appointment. However, every situation is different. It’s important for you to call our offices first to learn more about our availability during the weekend. You can do that by calling 941-929-7645. If you cannot wait for an appointment, your local emergency room may be able to help you with some of the care you need until you can come in to see us.
How Much Does Emergency Dental Treatment Cost?
Every situation is different and it’s important for you to get the care you need. When you call us to discuss your dental emergency, we can provide you with more information about what the potential costs for treatment will be. This really depends on the type of situation that needs to be dealt with at the time of the incident. In some cases, we may be able to fix the problem with minor care, but in others, you may need more invasive care. Our team is happy to help answer all of your questions as soon as we can assess the situation.
When you call us for an emergency dental appointment, we can verify the cost of that appointment and provide basic information about the cost of the care we offer.