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Plunkett Dental has Relocated
Our New Location is:
2137 E County Rd 540A
Lakeland, FL 33813
We are in the Publix shopping center on the corner of 540A and Lakeland Highlands Rd.

Emergency Dentistry
Lakeland, FL

Woman with toothache getting help at Thomas Plunkett, DMD in Lakeland, FLEmergency dentistry deals with dental problems that need to be fixed right away. Think about all the times you’ve damaged or lost a tooth because of an accident or an unfortunate situation. Or perhaps you have never had tooth pain like this before, and your usual dentist check up just won’t cut it. The sooner you see a doctor, the sooner the problem can be fixed, and you can return to smiling confidently. Because of this, it’s essential to find a dental clinic specializing in emergency care.

When Would You Need to Visit an Emergency Dentist??

If you have any of the following symptoms, you should see our emergency dentist, Thomas Plunkett, DMD, at Thomas Plunkett, DMD.
•  Chipped, broken, or loose tooth
•  Tooth discomfort
•  Jaw swelling
•  Missing dental crown or dental filling
•  Dizziness
•  Post-dental procedural complications
•  Jaw popping or clicking
•  Limited mouth motions
•  Jaw locking
•  Jaw clenching
•  Tooth sensitivity
•  Teeth grinding
•  Disparity between the upper and lower bite

How to Check If You’re Having a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies don’t include fixing chipped teeth, putting a composite bond on a broken tooth, or re-cementing a crown that doesn’t hurt. Typically, these concerns can be handled during your regular dental visits.

Ask yourself these questions if you’re unsure if you’re experiencing a genuine dental emergency.
•  Am I bleeding from my mouth?
•  Am I experiencing intense mouth pain?
•  Am I feeling a loose tooth?
•  Do I have any cuts or bruises on my face?
•  Am I experiencing any facial or oral swelling?
•  Do I have any knots or bulges on my gums?

If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you may have a dental emergency and should call 863-372-1010 to see Thomas Plunkett, DMD or immediately. It’s crucial to give your dentist a detailed account of what happened and how you feel.

Drinking ice water can help relieve the discomfort caused by eating or drinking something hot. It may help ease the pain and discomfort. While waiting for your dental appointment, try keeping some ice water in your mouth.

It may hurt to take deep breaths or consume cold meals and drinks if you’re experiencing cold sensitivity. Close your mouth and breathe through your nose while contacting a dentist.

Pain when biting down could indicate an abscess in a tooth. That calls for an immediate visit to an emergency dentist.

What Should You Do if You Need Emergency Dental Care?

If you have any of the above signs of a dental emergency, you should call us immediately. If you get our voicemail, we’ll almost certainly leave you with instructions or an emergency number. Please leave a detailed message describing your symptoms. In most cases, urgent situations receive immediate attention. If your pain and symptoms persist despite these measures, go to the nearest emergency department so doctors can assess your condition and decide if you need to see a dentist.

Call Our Emergency Dental Professionals When You Need Them

If you’re in pain or experiencing any other dental emergency, call us at 863-372-1010 to book an appointment. Let our professionals examine you and bring you relief.

Contact Us

Thomas Plunkett, DMD
2137 E County Rd 540A
Lakeland, FL 33813-3794


Mon-Fri: 7:30am-3:30pm




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