Emergency Dentistry

Offices Of Dr. Matthew M. Segal, D.M.D. P.A.

Suffering From Intolerable Pain or An Oral Emergency? Call Us Immediately!

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Emergencies like broken or chipped teeth, loose crowns, and toothaches happen when you least expect them. Because of that, we’ve established a unique protocol that allows us to provide you efficient care and fast pain relief when you need it the most!

 

Call Immediately

Most dental emergencies require same-day or next-day treatment. If you’re experiencing any of the following situations, please do not put them off; doing so may actually allow the problem to compound and become much worse.

 

  • Did something break, especially a front tooth that would cause embarrassment if you went out in public?

  • Are you experiencing any type of facial swelling?

  • Does it hurt to bite down or chew?

  • Does your tooth hurt enough that you have to take medication for it?

  • Can you feel a large open space or cavity when you run your tongue over the area?

  • Have you knocked out a tooth?

  • Did something like a crown or bridge fall off?

  • Is your denture broken?

"I love Doctor Segal - I broke a tooth and needed a root canal. I was referred to him by a close friend and i am so happy. He took the time to totally explain the procedure and got me in within a couple of days for the root canal. I hardly felt any pain. I am so excited I found this dentist!" - Brian Thomas

Dentistry That Gives You A Reason To Smile. Call Us Now!

(305) 932-1031

Don’t head to the emergency room for your toothache; you need to see a dentist. Call our office immediately!  At Segal Dental we make special arrangements to work emergency appointments in as quickly as possible. Even if you’re not a current patient, we welcome you to call our office to be worked into our schedule that same day.

  

A dental emergency will not go away on its own. The sooner you can get to our office, the better! Our emergency phone umber is Dr. Segal's personal cell phone. He answer all his calls and will respond 24/7.

Segal Dental prides itself if delivering personalized concierge services so our patients are always welcomed to a relaxed, stress-free environment with absolutely no waiting times.

Tootaches & Oral Infections

A toothache can be one of the most painful things you’ll ever experience.

Unfortunately, it’s not possible for teeth to heal on their own, so covering up the symptoms with an over the counter pain reliever will only provide temporary relief.

 

It’s important to have Dr. Segal see you right away, before the infection becomes worse. In rare situations an abscessed tooth can evolve into something so dangerous that it requires hospitalization or a trip to the emergency room.

 

Let us know if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms:

 

  • Swelling in the gums, mouth, or face

  • Difficulty eating

  • Bleeding

  • Severe pain

  • Tooth mobility

  • A visibly broken tooth

  • An abscess

  • Bad taste in your mouth

 

In every case emergency care is available on the same day to get you out of pain. From there, our office will help you determine the next best steps. It could be that you need a root canal or to have the tooth extracted. The goal is to eliminate the infection and prevent it from returning, in the most non-invasive way possible.

 

Dentistry That Gives You A Reason To Smile. Call Us Now!

(305) 932-1031

 

Tooth Extractions

When a tooth is too decayed, damaged, or infected to repair, it is usually extracted. Dental extractions are common emergency treatments because of the fast results. However, Dr. Segal aims to avoid extractions unless the tooth is non-restorable. When possible, a crown or root canal may be more appropriate.

 

Before deciding to have a tooth pulled an X-ray must be taken to determine how deep the damage is and if the tooth is restorable. When possible, it’s best to preserve and treat your natural teeth.

 

In some cases, it’s necessary to extract teeth in non-emergency situations, such as removing those with severe periodontal disease or as part of your full mouth reconstruction treatment. Dr. Segal will want to discuss all available options with you first.

 

One of the most common types of dental extractions that our patients require is wisdom tooth removal. Due to their location in the mouth, wisdom teeth often become impacted or only erupt partially. This can lead to problems such as:

 

  • Crowding, due to pressure against the neighboring teeth

  • Tooth decay and gum disease around partially erupted molars

  • Swelling or cysts in the back of the mouth

Dentistry That Gives You A Reason To Smile. Call Us Now!

(305) 932-1031

Root Canals

Infected teeth can be the most painful experience you’ve dealt with. 

 

To treat an abscess, we remove the dying nerve, medicate the inside of the tooth, and then seal it off. It’s like getting a filling that extends through the length of the root rather than just the top of the tooth.

 

Because endodontically (root canal) treated teeth are no longer alive, their brittle enamel can wear down when you bite or chew. After your root canal we’ll recommend getting a crown on top of your tooth to preserve it for several more years.

 

Are there alternatives to getting root canals? Other than extracting the tooth, usually not. However, we typically only reserve extractions for severe pain, non-restorable teeth, or swelling that requires immediate treatment.

 

Getting a root canal isn’t much different than having a filling done, it is just a different procedure. only it takes a little longer. Dr. Segal will make sure that there is virtually no discomfort during a root canal procedure.

Dentistry That Gives You A Reason To Smile. Call Us Now!

(305) 932-1031

 
 
Chipped & Broken Teeth

One of the most common emergencies that we see is chipped teeth. More often than not, it’s because of a minor mishap like bumping into the wall, playing softball, or having a toddler tilt their head back into your mouth. But sometimes it’s due to an old filling or widening cavity.

 

To prevent chipped teeth, we recommend wearing a professionally fitting mouthguard. Sports mouthpieces can also safeguard you against the risk of concussion when made properly. Ask for one made by our office instead of a loose design sold over the counter.

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(305) 932-1031

Loose & Missing Crowns

If a crown starts to feel loose or falls off, there are a few reasons why it might have happened. At Segal Dental we diagnose if the crown has failed. 

Putting an older crown back on isn’t always appropriate, especially if the enamel is compromised by additional decay. Doing so would only trap bacteria under the cap and allow it to expand further, causing eventual pain and abscessing.

 

Most of the time the tooth will need to be re-prepped and a new crown made. 

 

Our treatment plans are customized to the unique needs of our South Florida dental patients. If you have a loose crown, call immediately!

Dentistry That Gives You A Reason To Smile. Call Us Now!

(305) 932-1031

 
 

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Segal Dental

Offices Of Dr. Matthew M. Segal, D.M.D,

20806 W Dixie Hwy

Miami, FL 33180

tima.drsegal@att.net

(305) 932-1031

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