Emergency Dentistry

Dental emergencies are inconvenient and can also be very stressful! If you or a loved one breaks a tooth or is experiencing tooth pain, you need relief and solutions as soon as possible.

When you have an emergency dentist in Sarasota you can trust and rely on, dental emergencies suddenly don't seem overwhelming. Your team at Deborah Simpkins, DMD, understands this, and we leave time available in our schedule and make every effort to see emergency patients as soon as possible. 

Common Dental Emergencies We Handle

Dr. Simpkins has served the communities of south Sarasota, Beneva, Gulf Gate Estates, Vamo, Siesta Key, Osprey, and Bee Ridge for over 15 years. She has the skills and expertise to help patients with many different kinds of dental emergencies, such as:

  • Broken or lost dental restorations like fillings or crowns
  • Dislodged or knocked-out teeth
  • Cracked or broken dentures
  • Infected or abscessed teeth
  • Toothaches

Even if you are unsure if you need emergency care, contact our Sarasota dental office anyway. Our friendly team members will assess your situation over the phone with you and recommend the best course of action.

Emergency Dental Treatment

For certain dental emergencies, we can repair your tooth on the same day. In other situations, you may need treatment over a period of time. In any case, our primary goal is to get you feeling comfortable again as soon as possible and get you back on the path to wellness.

Some of the dental treatments Dr. Simpkins may recommend for you are:

  • Tooth-colored fillings - These fillings restore teeth damaged by tooth decay.
  • Dental crowns - Crowns repair decayed or broken teeth.
  • Root canal treatment - Root canal therapy eliminates infection and preserves your natural tooth.
  • Solutions for missing teeth - Dental implants, bridges, or dentures can replace your missing teeth.

If you have multiple treatment options, Dr. Simpkins will present them to you and help you make the best decision for your dental health and your budget.

You Can Avoid Some Dental Emergencies

There are definitely cases of trauma or accidents that you can't avoid. However, some dental emergencies you can prevent simply by visiting your dentist every six months for teeth cleanings and checkups. At these preventive visits, Dr. Simpkins can detect problems early on that could become more significant later, like a broken-down restoration or tooth decay that's just starting.

When she finds problems early, you can be proactive about treating them with less invasive procedures, like a small filling for tooth decay. If you leave tooth decay untreated, it will progress further into your tooth and could cause an infection if it reaches your nerve. Now, you would need root canal treatment to eliminate the infection and save your tooth.

Contact Your Sarasota Dentist Today

If you or a loved one is experiencing a dental emergency in Sarasota, FL, please do not hesitate to call us at (941) 921-2122. We also work with CareCredit to make getting the dental treatment you need affordable with monthly payments.