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Emergency Dentistry — Orlando, FL

Experience the Fast Emergency Dentistry Care You Need

Woman with a toothache before emergency dentistry in Orlando

Maybe you’ve fallen and cracked a tooth on the sidewalk, or maybe you have a toothache that’s been building and building to the point that the pain is unbearable. In these frightening and uncomfortable situations, it can be easy to give into panic, but do your best to stay calm. If you’re in Dr. Phillips, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, or another nearby area, please give the Sand Lake Dental team a call today. Dr. Ziyad Maali regularly treats emergency cases, and he and the rest of our team do everything in our power to accommodate patients into our schedule as soon as we possibly can for emergency dentistry in our Orlando, FL dental office, and in most cases, we’re able to see patients on the same day they call.

Why Choose Sand Lake Dental for Emergency Dental Care?

  • Works Hard to Get You Seen the Same Day
  • Available In the Evening and On Weekends
  • Highly Trained and Experienced Dentist

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

Man visiting an emergency dentist in Orlando with dental pain

  • Same-day appointment: If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, the first thing you should do is take a deep breath, then give the Sand Lake Dental team a call. We’re here to help whenever patients need us most. When you call, one of our knowledgeable team members will walk you through how best to care for your smile during an emergency as well as get you scheduled for an appointment.
  • Emergency exam: We’ll do our best to get you seen the same day. When you do arrive at our dental office, Dr. Maali will perform an emergency exam and capture digital X-rays if needed to locate the source of your symptoms. He’ll also work to get you out of discomfort so you can feel more comfortable during your visit.
  • Review findings: Once the exam is complete, Dr. Maali will go over his findings and then recommend a treatment plan to alleviate your emergency. This treatment plan is customized to meet your specific needs and will be explained in great detail to you so you know exactly what to expect in terms of the cost and length of your care.
  • Get the care you need: Whether the treatment plan you need includes dental fillings, dental crowns, root canal therapy, tooth extraction, oral surgery, or another service, Dr. Maali will do everything he can to make sure your emergency is handled and does not come back.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

Many patients ask us, “So what counts as a dental emergency?” We want our patients to know that, if they believe their situation requires emergency care, it likely does. If you’re just not sure your situation necessitates an emergency appointment, give us a call. In the meantime, here are the most common situations we treat and how you can manage them ahead of your appointment with our team.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

Woman flossing to prevent dental emergencies in Orlando

From sudden injuries to sports accidents, it’s no secret that not all dental emergencies can be avoided. Sometimes they just happen, and our team here at Sand Lake Dental is here for you and your family should you ever encounter one of these scary situations. However, there are some easy ways you can dramatically reduce your risk for a dental emergency in Orlando. Read on as we provide five of the most effective ways to prevent dental emergencies.

Visit Your Dentist Regularly

Man visiting his Orlando dentist to prevent dental emergencies

Has it been more than six months since your last dental checkup and cleaning? Then it’s time to see your dentist! Visiting us twice a year for routine checkups lets us spot and stop problems as early as possible, before they can turn into a dental emergency. Or better, keep them from happening in the first place!

Maintain Good Oral Hygiene Habits at Home

Woman brushing her teeth to prevent dental emergencies in Orlando

Brushing and flossing every day are essential for removing harmful particles and bacteria that could cause serious infections and toothaches. Studies suggest that a vast majority of dental pain cases that are treated in local ERs and by emergency dentists come from decay that could have easily been prevented. Good oral hygiene habits at home are your number one defense against cavities.

Be Careful With Your Chewing Habits

Woman biting her nails headed for a cracked tooth in Orlando

Are you wearing down your teeth and heading towards a dental emergency every day? Some chewing habits may seem innocent, but can quickly lead to chipped or broken teeth. Kick your nail-biting, pen-chewing, or ice-eating habits. These hard objects all place additional stress on tooth enamel and wear down the enamel of your teeth, increasing your risk for dental wear, cracks, or chips.

Wear a Mouthguard

Man wearing mouthguard to prevent dental emergencies in Orlando

Athletic mouthguards are an essential piece of safety equipment for practically every sport, and they can make all the difference in preventing a broken or knocked out tooth during a blow to the face. Alternatively, if you wake up with headaches or jaw soreness every morning, you may grind your teeth in your sleep. To protect your teeth from the excess pressure, you should wear a nightguard for bruxism.

Use Tools, Not Teeth to Open Packaging

Woman biting packing tape headed for broken tooth in Orlando

Your teeth are designed to help you eat food and speak, and they shouldn’t be used as tools for anything else! If you use them to crack nuts, cut your fingernails, open packages, hold groceries, rip off price tags, or as a tool for any other task, you could all too easily find yourself with a cracked or fractured tooth! Keep your smile safe by always leaving the right tools somewhere easy to get to.