Fain Dental Arts
Sylvan Fain DDS

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Emergency Dentistry

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We don't believe your life should revolve around your dentistry, but you owe it to yourself to be an active and informed patient. You have a right to ask questions because understanding what's involved allows you to make confident decisions about your treatment.

At Fain Dental Arts, we always welcome and encourage your questions. If you have a concern, we want to know about it because if it is important to you, it's important to us. And knowing what's on your mind helps us create a personalized treatment plan that fits all your needs. 

Some of the questions we hear most often are listed below, but if you don't see yours here, please don't hesitate to contact us. You can call at (305) 891-2621 or use our convenient online contact form and we will get back to you as quickly as possible!

Emergency Dentistry

Cracked or broken teeth are dental emergencies that should be treated as soon as possible, so please call Fain Dental Arts right away to let us know what’s happening. We’ll get you on our schedule right away, usually the same day.

  • Rinse your mouth with warm water to keep the area clean
  • Reduce swelling and pain by using a cold compress on the affected side.
  • Avoid chewing in the area of the cracked tooth to prevent further damage.
  • Gather any tooth fragments and bring them with you to your appointment.

Seeing us right away is crucial if you want to prevent further damage to the tooth that may require more costly and complicated treatment to correct. In many cases, our Miami dentists can save a cracked or broken tooth with additional procedures like placing a crown to protect it. If the crack is severe or if the tooth hurts, other treatment may be required.

At Fain Dental Arts, we make your emergency a priority. We are open five days a week and have extended morning and evening hours on Tuesdays, and we always reserve time in our schedule for emergency appointments. Please call us so we can provide the relief you need!

There are numerous reasons why a filling might fall out. It may be that it is cracked or that the tooth has developed further decay beneath it.

A lost filling is not typically an emergency where you have to drop everything to come to our office, but you should make an appointment to see us as soon as possible. Leaving the tooth exposed for too long can lead to additional damage, and you may experience pain and sensitivity to pressure and extreme temperatures.

We will get you on our schedule as soon as possible, usually the same day if you are in pain. Any pieces of the filling that remain will need to be removed, and a new restoration put in its place. Depending on the condition of the remaining tooth structure, our doctors may recommend a dental crown to strengthen the tooth further and protect it from additional damage.

Please do not hesitate to call us at (305) 891-2621 if you have any type of dental emergency in North Miami. We are open five days a week and have extended morning and evening hours on Tuesdays, so there’s a good chance we can see you right away.

Wisdom teeth are a throwback to ancient times when our ancestors needed a lot of chewing power to navigate a rough diet of twigs, bark, and nuts.

However, our jaws have gotten smaller over time, and today most adults don’t have enough space for wisdom teeth to erupt properly. This causes crowding which puts the alignment of neighboring teeth at risk. And because wisdom teeth are so far back in the mouth, proper hygiene is difficult or impossible. When you can’t clean wisdom teeth thoroughly, it puts you at a greater risk for decay and gum disease.

Since wisdom teeth no longer serve a practical purpose, and because they typically cause more trouble than it’s worth to keep them, extraction is often the best solution.

If you need a tooth extraction in Miami, you can trust the team at Fain Dental Arts to provide you with the gentle, compassionate care you need. If anxiety is an issue for you, you’ll be pleased to know that we offer comforting nitrous oxide sedation.

Don’t let problematic wisdom teeth threaten your oral health. Please call our office so our doctors can evaluate your situation and let you know if extraction is in your best interest.

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