Dr. Prasatthong can be reached 24 hours a day in an emergency, for REGULAR patients of our office.
Call our main office phone at (727) 345-3151 for an emergency outside normal business hours.
If there is a true medical emergency, please call 911.
Dental emergencies, according to the ADA, “are potentially life threatening and require immediate treatment to stop ongoing tissue bleeding [or to] alleviate severe pain or infection.” Conditions include uncontrolled bleeding; cellulitis or a diffuse soft tissue bacterial infection with intraoral or extraoral swelling that potentially compromises the patient’s airway; or trauma involving facial bones that potentially comprises that patient’s airway.
Examples: Abscess or localized bacterial infection, tooth fracture resulting in soft issue trauma, extensive caries or defective restoration causing pain, accident resulting in avulsion where the tooth has come out of the socket.
In the event a permanent tooth is displaced from its socket, immediately place the tooth in milk and call your dentist right away. Only a permanent tooth can be reimplanted due to the risk of damaging the developing permanent tooth. If milk is not available, keep the tooth moist by wrapping it gently with a napkin or towel with water. If a tooth can be reimplanted, it must be done as soon as possible. After 1 hour, the success is unlikely. Call your dentist immediately.