Emergency Dentist

Higgins Dental

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Jacksonville, FL

Abscessed teeth, a broken tooth, or a bleeding mouth wound are all emergency situations that should have you headed to an emergency dentist immediately. If you live in or near Jacksonville, Florida, visit Higgins Dental. Marcus Higgins, DMD, and the experienced team are here to take care of the emergency dental needs of everyone in your family. If you have a dental emergency, call their office, or use the convenient online booking system.

Emergency Dentist Q & A

What do emergency dentists do?

An emergency dentist treats dental and mouth injuries that need immediate attention. Emergency dental situations usually involve saving knocked-out or broken teeth.

Getting to Higgins Dental as soon as you can after your injury, preferably within 30 minutes, could mean the difference between saving and losing your injured tooth.

Is it a dental emergency?

If you're worried about a severe mouth injury you or a family member has sustained, it's the right time to call an emergency dentist. Immediate treatment calls for immediate action. Common dental emergency situations include:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • A loose permanent tooth
  • Severe tooth or mouth pain
  • Bleeding inside your mouth from your gums, cheeks, or tongue
  • Trauma to your face or mouth
  • Swelling in your tongue, gums, or mouth
  • A severely cracked or broken tooth
  • A tear or laceration on your lips

If a tooth is slightly chipped and doesn't hurt, though, you might not be dealing with a dental emergency. With that said, don't hesitate to speak with one of Higgins Dental's experienced dentists.

They offer same-day visits, and the team will explain how to handle your tooth until you can visit the office.

How do I care for a knocked-out tooth?

A knocked-out tooth is a serious dental emergency. Without immediate dental care, there's a chance you'll lose the tooth. In this situation, clean both the injured tooth and inside your mouth. Rinse your mouth and tooth with lukewarm water. Avoid touching or holding the tooth's roots.

Gently handle the tooth by the crown (top) as you rinse it. If it's possible, place the tooth back in your mouth and into the gum where it was knocked out. Close your mouth slowly.

Hold the tooth in place with your fingers or gently bite down on it to help it stay in place until you can visit the team at Higgins Dental. Call us right away to explain the situation, or have a loved one call for you.

If you are unable to place the tooth back into its socket, put your tooth in a small cup of milk to help preserve it until you get to the dental office. Higgins Dental is here for you. Call for calm, expert assistance in the event of a dental emergency.