Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Alka  D. Tiwary, DDS -  - General Dentist

WestBay Dental

Alka D. Tiwary, DDS

General Dentist & Aesthetics located in Tampa, FL

Whether it’s a cracked tooth or a severe toothache, a dental emergency can occur when you least expect. At WestBay Dental in Tampa, Florida, Alka Tiwary, DDS, offers emergency dentistry to provide the urgent dental care you need to repair the damage or ease your pain and possibly save your tooth. If you’re in need of urgent dental care, call the office today or click the online booking tool.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is a dental specialty focused on providing immediate dental care for unexpected and urgent dental matters. Dr. Tiwary is an experienced dentist who has made room in her schedule to provide care for unexpected dental emergencies. Getting immediate dental care, no matter the issue, may ensure that you don’t lose your tooth.

When do I need emergency dentistry?

Any trauma to your mouth that affects your teeth or gums should be evaluated right away. This may include:

  • Laceration to your gums
  • Broken tooth
  • Knocked out tooth
  • Cracked tooth
  • Lost crown or filling

You should also call the office if you’re experiencing tooth pain, swelling, or sensitivity. 

What should I do before my emergency dental appointment?

Dr. Tiwary may provide specific instructions on how to manage your dental emergency before you get to the office, which may help save your tooth. This may include:

Knocked out tooth

For a knocked out tooth, Dr. Tiwary may suggest you keep the loose tooth in the socket, being careful not to disturb the root, or between your teeth and gums so it stays moist. If that’s not possible, she may suggest storing your tooth in a covered container with milk or a tooth-preservation solution you can find at your pharmacy.

With proper care, Dr. Tiwary can often place your knocked out tooth back into its normal position. This is also true for a chipped tooth. 

Cracked tooth

For a cracked tooth, you should rinse your mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress to minimize swelling. 

Toothache 

For a toothache, Dr. Tiwary may recommend rinsing your mouth with warm water and flossing your teeth to remove any food debris that may irritate the tooth. 

What can I expect during emergency dentistry care?

You can expect comprehensive and attentive care when you come in to see Dr. Tiwary for a dental emergency. She first reviews your symptoms and then evaluates your teeth and gums. She may also conduct X-rays to look for fractures or other oral health issues.

After her evaluation, Dr. Tiwary provides any necessary treatment to improve your oral health and restore your smile. WestBay Dental is a full-service dental practice and Dr. Tiwary can perform any dental care you may need, including placement of crowns for a knocked out, cracked tooth, or root canal for a severe infection. 

Depending on your needs, Dr. Tiwary may request a follow-up visit to complete any additional dental work.

Dental emergencies can occur at anytime. To get the expert and competent care you need, call WestBay Dental or book an appointment online today.