Emergency Dentist Specialist

Roger H. Koslen, D.D.S.

Cosmetic Dentist & Prosthodontist & Facial Aesthetics Specialist located in Naples, FL

Severe mouth pain, knocked-out teeth, or an abscessed tooth should all have you headed to an emergency dentist right away. Dr. Roger H. Koslen at Roger H. Koslen D.D.S., P.A. is located in Naples, Florida, to serve the emergency dental needs of your whole family. If you're dealing with a dental emergency, don't wait. Call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online.

Emergency Dentist Q & A

What is emergency dental care?

Emergency dentists treat oral injuries and pain that need to be fixed or addressed immediately. Dental emergencies are typically any situation in which you need to save a broken or knocked-out tooth. Getting to Dr. Roger Koslen as soon as you can after your injury, preferably within 30 minutes, could mean the difference between saving and losing your injured tooth.

Is it time to call an emergency dentist?

If you're worried about a severe mouth injury you or a family member has sustained, it's the right time to call an emergency dentist. Immediate treatment calls for immediate action. Common dental emergencies often include:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • A loose permanent tooth
  • Intense tooth or mouth pain
  • Bleeding inside your mouth from your cheeks, tongue, or gums
  • An injury to your mouth or face
  • Swelling in your mouth, gums, or tongue
  • A badly fractured or cracked tooth
  • A laceration or tear on your lips

If you chip a tooth, but it doesn’t appear as if you may lose the tooth entirely, it may not be a dental emergency. Even so, you can't go wrong by calling Dr. Koslen. They're trained to handle dental emergencies and can walk you through what to do with your tooth until you can visit the office.

What do I do with a knocked-out tooth?

A knocked-out tooth is no laughing matter. It's one of the most severe dental emergencies. If you don't seek dental care right away, you may be at risk of losing the tooth. Promptly clean your mouth and the injured tooth, especially if it's fallen out and gotten dirty. Swish warm water around your mouth and rinse the tooth in warm water, being careful to avoid touching the tooth's roots.

Gently handle the tooth by the crown (top) as you rinse it. Using light pressure, reposition the cleaned tooth in the empty socket in your gum. Bite down softly on a gauze pad to hold the tooth in place until you can get to Dr. Roger Koslen’s office. Call right away. Or, have a family member or friend call to let our staff know you're on your way.

If the tooth cannot go back into the empty socket, hold the tooth in your mouth next to your cheek or keep it in a glass of milk. The moisture will help prevent the roots from drying out. Dr. Roger Koslen is here for you. Call for calm, expert assistance in the event of a dental emergency.

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