Emergency Dentist

Top Rated Emergency Dentist in Bradenton
Dental Emergencies, Evaluation & Treatment

Dr. Kelly Clarke has the experience and credentials you should look for when considering a dentist for your dental emergency.

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Dr. Clarke offers the highest level of dental health care.
Be relaxed and comfortable throughout your appointment.

Dedicated to life-long learning, Dr. Clarke has averaged 60 continuing education credit hours (per licensing period) throughout his career; the minimum requirements for the state of Florida are 20 continuing education credit hours per licensing period!

Dr. Clarke is awesome! and the staff I love! Travis is the best!!! if I have an emergency or a problem he is always able to fit us in which is wonderful!! Everyone is awesome and personable we will continue to refer everyone we know!

Deanna P.
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Dr. Kelly Clarke, with a high-tech emergency dentist office located in Bradenton, has been practicing dentistry since 2004.

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Emergency Evaluation / Treatment

At Laser dentistry treats the following emergencies as minimally invasive as possible:

Severe dental pain from pulpitis or defective restoration
Third-molar pain.
Surgical postoperative osteitis or dry socket dressing changes.
Abscesses resulting in localized pain and swelling.
Tooth fracture that causes pain or soft tissue trauma.
Dental trauma. Loose or lost teeth.
Recementation if the temporary restoration is lost, broken, or causing gums irritation.
Denture adjustments on radiation/oncology patients.
Temporary filling replacement on endo access openings in patients experiencing pain.

Common Dental Emergencies

Toothaches

We know that toothaches can be unbearable. They can result from many factors, including severe decay, infections, bruxism, and tooth fractures. Dr. Clarke and his experienced team will find out what’s causing the pain and offer different treatment options to ease your condition.

Broken or Cracked Teeth

These cases are treated according to the extension of the fracture:

small chips: if the crack is only affecting the enamel, it is treated with a tooth-colored filling.
fractures that affect the dentin: if the second layer of the tooth is involved, a filling might not be enough. The dentist might think about placing a porcelain crown to strengthen the tooth.
fractures that expose the pulp: a root canal will be necessary if the inner soft tissue is affected.
severe fractures: on rare occasions, the fracture is so extensive that there are means to save the tooth, and the dentist will have no choice but to remove it.

If you suffered dental trauma, please call our office and book an emergency appointment. Dr. Clarke will examine the case and take X-rays to determine the best course of action.

Loose or Lost Teeth

Emergencies from dental trauma injuries can range from a sore tooth, to a luxated tooth or a completely knocked out tooth. These accidents are common in sportspeople that practice without a mouthpiece and in children of all ages.

A sore tooth typically heals on its own if the patient has a soft diet and avoids the area while chewing. But loose or misplaced and knock-out teeth require urgent dental attention. A loose or misplaced tooth usually requires repositioning and a flexible splint to keep it in place. Lost teeth should be replanted within the hour of the avulsion. The tooth should be rinsed (always holding it by the crown) and transported in a cup of milk, saline, or a balanced storage medium – avoid water to clean or store!

*** IMPORTANT. Misplaced and lost teeth are time-dependent. We encourage our patients to visit the office immediately.

Abscessed Teeth

Abscesses are acute bacterial infections that produce pain and swelling. There are two types of dental abscesses: tooth abscesses and gingival abscesses. A necrotic or dead tooth causes a tooth abscess. On the other hand, gingival abscesses are produced when oral bacteria get trapped in the space between the gum tissue and the tooth.

The treatment varies according to each type of abscess. Still, it mainly intends to relieve signs and symptoms and to eliminate the focus of infection. In most situations, our dentist first prescribes antibiotics to treat the swelling, and then he addresses the source of infection. In tooth abscesses, this will be achieved with a root canal treatment or an extraction. In gingival abscesses, it will require a deep cleaning and periodontal surgery in severe cases.

Abscesses

Dental abscesses are acute bacterial infections that are related to teeth or gums. They are generally presented as a collection of pus (necrotic material) that clinically shows the four signs of inflammation: redness, swelling, heat, and pain.

When the dental pulp is infected, they are called periapical abscesses, and they can be found around the root of the affected tooth. If they are a consequence of periodontal infection, they are known as gingival abscesses and are found in the gum tissue.

The treatment of any abscesses aims to drain the pus and eliminate the focus of infection. This is achieved with a root canal treatment or extraction in dental abscesses and a small incision in gingival abscesses. Antibiotics can also be indicated.

Lost Crowns and Fillings

Sometimes and no matter what we do, restorations come off. We take every possible precaution to avoid this inconvenience. However, if this still happens, we are ready to fix your problem. The treatment will depend on the reason for the debonding. In some cases, the solution is as simple as bonding the restoration back to the tooth, but it might require a new crown or filling in others. Dr. Clarke will analyze your case and find out why your restoration has failed to offer the most appropriate treatment for long-term success.

Dental emergencies are an unpleasant surprise. However, at Laser Dentistry, we are always ready to help patients of Bradenton, Florida, and encourage them to call our office to get the dental attention they deserve.

If you have a dental emergency, don’t waste time and come to visit us straight away. Our team at Laser Dentistry is always ready to help.

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