Emergency Dental Care

Are you in pain, have a chipped, fractured or broken tooth, or experiencing bleeding that won't subside? Call today for relief!

Emergency Dentist in Boca Raton, FL

If you believe you are having a dental emergency, please contact us immediately at 561-241-7272 for a same-day dental appointment. We leave time in our schedule each day for same-day appointments and emergency visits. If it is outside of our office hours, listed below, or we were unable to answer the phone, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Office Hours:

Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


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Cost of a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies follow the same payment guidelines as normal dental practices. We aim to provide high-quality dental care that’s affordable for our patients in Boca Raton, FL. Emergency dentistry cost varies based on several factors. Out-of-pocket cost for any procedure depends on your insurance coverage at the time of the procedure.

  • Emergency Exams: $0 – $109

Certain PPO plans cover 100%

Please note that the price of each procedure could vary from these numbers depending on the need–every patient and every case is different. For a list of our accepted insurance providers, forms of payment, and all other payment information, visit our financial page.

Financial and Insurance Information

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What is a Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies are any dental problems that need immediate treatment to stop bleeding, save a tooth, treat a severe infection, or alleviate severe pain. Severe infections or tooth abscesses can be life-threatening and you should call your dentist immediately. If your dentist is unavailable, see urgent care at your nearest medical facility.

If any of the following statements apply to you, you are having a dental emergency and should contact us immediately.

  • I have a tooth knocked out.
  • My tooth has been chipped or cracked.
  • My mouth is bleeding and won’t stop.
  • I’m in extreme pain or am experiencing severe swelling in my gums, mouth, or jaw.
  • I have a toothache and swelling in my cheeks or face.
  • My jaw is injured.
  • My teeth are extremely sensitive and the sensitivity will not subside.
  • My tooth is loose or out of alignment.

Home Care for Dental Emergencies

  • What if my tooth gets knocked out?

    It is possible to reattach knocked-out teeth if the right steps are taken. Following the steps below and contacting a dentist immediately are the best things you can do.

    • Pick up the tooth by the top (crown), NOT by the root—do not touch the root.
    • Rinse the tooth very gently with only water, no soaps or chemicals. Do NOT scrub the tooth.
    • If possible, place the tooth back into the socket. Gently push it in with your fingers then hold it in place while trying to bite down.
    • If you can’t place the tooth back into the socket, put it in a container with milk.
    • Contact your dentist right away—the faster you act, the more likely it is that your tooth will be able to be reimplanted.

    Losing a permanent tooth, or even a baby tooth knocked out, can cause significant issues. A knocked-out tooth will leave a gap which can lead to bone loss, shifting of other teeth, and difficulty chewing. A dental implant or similar restorative procedure will also be more expensive than reattaching the knocked-out tooth. This is why it is important to act quickly if you’ve had a tooth knocked out.

  • What if my tooth is loose but still attached?

    If you have a loose tooth or a tooth out of alignment, contact us right away to get an appointment setup as soon as possible. You can try to put the tooth back in its original position by very gently positioning the tooth with your fingers—do not force it. We will advise on if there is anything else you should do in the meantime, prior to your appointment.

  • What if I have a chipped or cracked tooth?

    If you have a chipped or cracked tooth, contact your dentist right away. Chipped teeth that aren’t painful can usually be smoothed out or filled in at a regular dental appointment.  A cracked tooth typically indicates that there’s damage to the inside of the tooth, as well as the outside. If your tooth is cracked please follow these steps, after contacting your dentist.

    • Rinse your mouth with warm water
    • Apply a cold compress to minimize swelling
    • Take acetaminophen (not aspirin) to alleviate pain
    • Do NOT apply any pain medication—including Orajel—directly to the gums, as it can damage gum tissue

    When you have a damaged tooth, whether it’s cracked, chipped, or split it’s important to get the right care right away. There’s no home remedy for a chipped or cracked tooth and it won’t heal by itself. Even what seems like minimal damage or surface cracking can be deceptive. Small sections of a tooth breaking off can leave it at a significantly increased risk for cavities. This is also true of cracked teeth which can leave the inner roots and softer parts of the tooth exposed to bacteria and decay. The longer you wait to fix a broken tooth the higher the chance you might lose it completely.

Harris Dentistry

2600 N Military Trl Ste 348
Boca Raton, FL 33431
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Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.



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