Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergencies

When you are experiencing severe dental pain, the last thing you want to hear is a recording telling you that the office is closed. While all dental clinics have regular office hours, they should also provide regular patients with a phone number to call during an emergency. Dr. Kira Gekht of Simply Smiles Sarasota knows how important it is for patients to have access to 24-hour care. When you call outside of business hours, our recorded message gives you exact instructions to reach the on-call dentist immediately.

What is a Dental Emergency?

Dr. Gekht and her staff understand that all patients have a different threshold for pain. If you are so uncomfortable that you can’t even smile, there’s a good chance something serious is happening. For many patients, facial pain and swelling is the first indication that something is wrong. You may also need emergency treatment if you have a persistent toothache that doesn’t respond to any over-the-counter medications. Pain and swelling are often signs that you have an infection in your gums or one or more of your teeth.

If you have sustained dental trauma in a recent accident, it is best to have our staff look at your injuries as soon as possible. You may also experience prolonged trauma during or after an illness. While it’s tempting to think the problem will go away on its own, this is rarely the case. After evaluating your situation, our staff can prescribe medication and treatment to help you start feeling better sooner.

Prolonged bleeding after a standard dental procedure is another common reason to seek emergency dental work. We always tell our patients to contact us at any hour if they are unable to bring the bleeding under control.

Here to Serve You

Patients are sometimes hesitant to call our emergency number because they don’t want to bother us. We care about your dental health and would much rather treat you outside of office hours than for your problem to get worse. If you are currently experiencing a dental emergency, please call 941-921-4654 for immediate help.

 

 

She’s a perfectionist, something I personally appreciate!

Marcia P.

Everything was explained and the time was taken to adjust my bite where it fells natural. I felt relaxed and comfortable.

William B.

Always satisfied with Dr. Gekht and her great staff !!

Jane T.

Dr. Gekht is an amazing dentist. She takes the time to listen to the patient and then adjusts what needs done to accommodate the situation. Amazing team at her office as well.

Kim W.

Very meticulous does nice work.also is fun to be around.would highly recommend.

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She’s a perfectionist, something I personally appreciate!

Marcia P.

Everything was explained and the time was taken to adjust my bite where it fells natural. I felt relaxed and comfortable.

William B.

Always satisfied with Dr. Gekht and her great staff !!

Jane T.

Dr. Gekht is an amazing dentist. She takes the time to listen to the patient and then adjusts what needs done to accommodate the situation. Amazing team at her office as well.

Kim W.

Very meticulous does nice work.also is fun to be around.would highly recommend.

Theodore W.

General Inquiries

Hours

Monday – Thursday
Friday
9am – 5pm
9am – 2pm

Patient Forms


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