Emergency Dentistry

David E. Willey, DMD -  - Cosmetic Dentistry

David E. Willey, DMD

Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentistry located in Sebring, FL

A mouth wound, cracked tooth, or knocked-out teeth are all emergency situations that should have you headed to an emergency dentist immediately. David E. Willey, DMD's dental experts in Sebring, Florida, can serve the emergency dental needs of everyone in your family. Dr. Willey and the team strive to see patients in a timely manner to meet their emergency dental needs on the same day. If you have a dental emergency, call the office closest to you, or use the convenient online booking system.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What does an emergency dentist do?

Emergency dentists treat oral injuries and pain that need to be fixed or addressed immediately. A good many dental emergencies are situations that involve saving broken or knocked-out teeth. Visiting David E. Willey, DMD within 30 minutes of your mouth or tooth injury can mean the difference between saving and losing your tooth.

Is it a dental emergency?

It's never a bad idea to find emergency dental care if you're concerned about a severe oral injury or condition for yourself or a member of your family. Some situations that are considered dental emergencies include:

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


You may not be dealing with a dental emergency if you chip a tooth but it doesn't appear as if you'll lose the tooth entirely. Even so, you can't go wrong by calling an experienced dentist at David E. Willey, DMD. 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 should I do when my tooth is knocked-out?

A knocked-out tooth is no laughing matter. It's one of the most severe dental emergencies. If you don’t receive immediate dental care, you could lose the tooth entirely. Do your best to rinse your mouth and the damaged tooth. Swish warm water around your mouth and rinse the tooth in warm water, being careful to avoid touching the tooth's roots.

As you rinse the tooth, hold it by the top part (the crown). Using light pressure, reposition the cleaned tooth in the empty socket in your gum. Try to gently bite down to keep your tooth in place until you can get to David E. Willey, DMD. Call the office right away, or have someone call for you who can explain the situation.

If you are unable to place the tooth back into its socket, put your tooth in a small cup of milk to help preserve it until you get to the dental office. Don't let a broken tooth prevent you from enjoying your smile. Call David E. Willey, DMD for expert assistance in the event of a dental emergency.