Emergency Dentistry in Tampa, FL

graphic of a tooth with a stethescopeDental emergencies can happen out of nowhere, and almost always at the most inconvenient time. That is why at North Tampa Dentistry, your emergency is our concern. We make it our priority to provide pain relief and treatment so you can stop thinking about your dental emergency and focus on the essential things in life (like a glass of wine!).

Not all emergencies are created equal; some might be small and relatively painless like a lost dental crown or filling, while others can be incredibly painful and traumatic. Dr. Roberto Bellegarrigue has the training and knowledge to treat any emergency efficiently and comfortably. Our dental team knows that life often tries to catch us unaware, so we make room in our schedule to accommodate last-minute emergencies. 

It doesn't matter if you're an existing patient or brand new; we treat all patients equally with respect and compassion. Life can be stressful at times, but visiting your dentist should never be an uncomfortable chore. Most times, we fix any dental pain to get you right back to your normal schedule!

North Tampa Dentistry remains open during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are experiencing a dental emergency in the Tampa area, call us at (813) 968-5368 or contact us online. 

Am I Experiencing a Dental Emergency?

Sometimes things are not emergencies, but if you're not sure, you should give us a call. It doesn't hurt to get a professional opinion, and we may even identify another issue during your dental exam. Not all dental emergencies involve pain, but all dental issues should be seen right away. 

The most common type of dental emergency we treat in our Tampa dental office are toothaches. A lot of times, they start small, maybe a mild throbbing that patients hope will go away by the end of the day. The unfortunate truth is that tooth pain rarely just ends. Toothaches often are a red flag for underlying dental problems, like an abscess or infection. Dr. Bellegarrigue will be able to determine the severity and solution of your dental emergency. 

If your tooth pain is from an accident or injury, don't wait to come to see us. We need to determine if your tooth is broken or fractured; the sooner we see you, the better the odds are of saving your tooth. 

If your tooth has been knocked out, keep your tooth safe from debris by holding it between your gum and cheek. Come to North Tampa Dentistry within 30 minutes of your injury, if possible. It is essential that the tooth is not allowed to dry out. 

If you don't know if you're experiencing a dental emergency, give us a call to talk to anyone on our dental staff. We can help determine if you need to see us immediately. 

What Dental Emergencies Do We Treat?

Most dental emergencies involve pain and discomfort, but not all of them do. Some of our common dental emergencies are:

  • Broken or cracked teeth
  • Fractured dentures
  • Tooth pain
  • Tooth infection
  • Swelling
  • Injury
  • Lost fillings
  • Lost dental crowns

woman smiling in a dental chair pointing to her teethThe first step in your dental emergency is to call us immediately at (813) 968-5368. Our dental team can help assess your emergency situation and give you tips for handling it until you can get to our office. 

If you are experiencing dental pain, we will do everything in our power to see you that day. 

Your Emergency Dentist in Tampa, FL

If something just doesn't feel right or you're experiencing tooth pain, please give us a call as soon as possible. You may not be experiencing an emergency, but your emergency dentist still wants to know what's happening with your oral health. 

Preventive dental care is the first step to pain-free dental health, but some oral emergencies cannot be avoided. Don't try to "tough it out" or hope your pain goes away; most times, the problem will just get worse and more costly. Please give us a call anytime, day or night!