Dentist Providing Compassionate, Comprehensive Care for Patients in the Bradenton, FL, Area
Finding a dentist you trust and feel comfortable with isn’t always easy. With an office conveniently located in Bradenton, FL, Florida Dental Centers has been offering compassionate dentistry at great value for patients since 1981. Every skilled and experienced dentist, specialist, and staff member in our private group practice is dedicated to creating an exceptional dental experience with pleasing results for each patient. If you’re in need of a dentist, we invite you to get to know us.
Whether you have a toothache or are due for your six-month checkup, you can feel confident that a caring dentist at Florida Dental Centers is ready to meet your needs. What’s more, your dentist can recommend and design a complete treatment plan to provide you with the healthy, attractive, and comfortable smile you want and deserve. That’s right; if you should ever require a specialized dental service, your dentist won’t have to refer you to another office. That’s because our practice has a wide variety of experienced specialists on staff. We understand that the prospect of visiting an unfamiliar office can make some patients feel apprehensive, so we’re committed to providing our patients with comprehensive dental care.
Our Regular Dentistry Services
At Florida Dental Centers, our wide-ranging services include:
- Teeth cleaning
- Teeth whitening
- Oral surgery (including the surgical removal of impacted wisdom teeth)
- Periodontal (gum disease) treatment
- Dental implants
- Root canals
- Dental crowns and bridges
- And more
We even have our own centralized crown and bridge lab, along with an on-site denture repair lab at each office location, which means your dentist won’t have to send your dental work out of the country or state. As such, we are able to ensure outstanding and effective treatment while avoiding unnecessary costs and delays.
Our Emergency Dentistry Services
Accidents, dental injuries, and tooth damage can occur at any time. Sometimes, these situations require immediate attention from a dentist to reduce the pain and prevent the condition from worsening. When the need arises, the dentists at Florida Dental Centers are available to provide emergency dental care.
If you have mild tooth sensitivity, chip a filling or lose a crown but do not experience pain, or have another relatively minor dental issue, we suggest that you request an appointment for a dental checkup at your earliest convenience. While these conditions should be promptly addressed, they are not dental emergencies. On the other hand, we encourage you to contact us for emergency dental care if you have:
A Severe Toothache
Excruciating tooth pain can make it difficult or impossible to eat, sleep, and engage in other daily activities. Possible causes include extensive decay that is irritating a nerve in or around your tooth root or a dental abscess (infection). In addition to causing severe pain, a tooth abscess can potentially spread to nearby teeth, as well as your jawbone and bloodstream, so it warrants immediate attention. Until you can see a dentist, follow these tips:
- Rinse your mouth with warm saltwater to help destroy bacteria and reduce inflammation.
- Brush and floss to remove food particles that may be lodged near your sore tooth.
- Hold a cold compress against the outside of your mouth in the painful area.
- Apply an over-the-counter oral numbing gel to the gums around your sore tooth.
A Chipped or Broken Tooth
If you chip or break a tooth, gather the broken pieces, rinse them in cool water, and place them in a cup of milk. Then, seek emergency dental care and take the broken tooth pieces with you. If you act promptly, your dentist may be able to restore the tooth. If necessary, gently bite on a piece of gauze to slow any bleeding in the meantime.
A Knocked-Out Tooth
If a tooth is completely knocked out of your mouth, you should see a dentist right away. Pick up the tooth by the crown—never the root—to avoid introducing bacteria to the root. If you see any debris on the tooth, rinse it with cool water, but do not dry it. Then, place the tooth back in its socket in your mouth and gently bite down to hold it in place until you see a dentist.
A Lost Filling or Crown
If you lose a dental filling or crown and the pain is unbearable, you should seek emergency dental care. A dentist can promptly insert a new filling or create a temporary crown to restore your tooth and relieve your pain.
If you’re looking for an affordable option for immediate or ongoing care from a dentist in Bradenton, FL, contact Florida Dental Centers today. We welcome emergency walk-in patients, or you can schedule an appointment at our Bradenton office, which is located at 5215 Manatee Avenue West. In addition, you can stop by and meet our staff at your convenience.