Our dental clinic located in Via del Barco, 37 in the city of Florence offers the most comprehensive emergency dental service for any kind of concern.
Our main goal is that no issue will trouble your vacation in this wonderful city of ours. We are glad to help you out with any unbearable situation of discomfort.
If it is required, we offer temporary solutions that will work for as long as you stay in Italy. Giving you the possibility to undertake the definitive therapy with your trusted dentist once back in your home country. This may not always be possible depending on how serious the issue is.
In our clinic we have a dental laboratory where the work of prosthesis is done directly by us. The benefits are reduced times for prosthetic repairs and the saving of costs of an external lab.
When you visit our clinic it is recommended you bring with you your medical insurance and your ID in order to tackle all the bureaucratic practices as fast and in the best way possible.
Competent and English-speaking personnel will welcome you, allay any of your doubts and make sure that your visit will be as comfortable as possible.
When you contact our clinic feel free to ask our team to reserve you a taxi in order to reach us as easily as possible. Alternatively many bus lines from the city centre will drop you off nearby.
Some of the most common emergency cases are:
Wisdom teeth and dental extractions
Toothache can occur in the teeth and around the jaws, and is caused by a number of different dental issues. Usually, the pain begins suddenly, and can range from mild discomfort to severe pain. It can come and go, but it can also be constant, and made worse by eating or drinking. Additionally, toothache may get progressively worse as time goes on.
Toothache occurs often when the dental pulp becomes inflamed for a number of reasons. But dental pulp is not always involved when a toothache manifests. For example injuries and impacted wisdom teeth can be a cause for this kind of discomfort.
How toothache is treated depends on the cause of the pain. First, your mouth is examined, and an x-ray may be taken of your teeth to help identify the issue.
If the toothache is a result of tooth decay, the decay will be removed and replaced with a filling.
If your toothache is due to a broken or loose filling, the damaged filling will be replaced, removing any decay during the procedure.
If the dental pulp is infected, a course of antibiotics or root canal treatment may be necessary. During this procedure your emergency dentist will remove the pulp, fill the space with paste and cover the rest of the tooth with a crown to seal and protect it.
Wisdom teeth and dental extractions
Commonly the wisdom teeth, in an attempt to erupt, will be prevented in doing so by the teeth in front. As such, the wisdom teeth will remain partially or completely below the line of the gum. This can lead to an infection around the wisdom tooth or lead problems with adjacent teeth.
It might not always be possible to save the tooth and intervene with an extraction is often recommendable. Sedation is offered in those cases.
A broken or chipped tooth is the most common dental emergency and visit an emergency dentist immediately is essential to prevent further damage.
In the event of a broken tooth place the broken fragment in a clean container and make sure the fragment is covered with saliva or milk until you can see your emergency dentist. The fragment may be used to repair your tooth.
If you may have chipped the edge of one of your front teeth we will smooth out the uneven edge and replace the missing part with composite.
If the section of the chewing surface of a molar has been broken away we will replace the missing section with a crown or filling.
Occasionally, a break can cause damage to the dental pulp. In this instance, root canal treatment may be necessary in order to remove damaged pulp to prevent infection. After the surgery, we will fill the space and seal the tooth with a crown or filling to protect it.
Losing a tooth is a common dental emergency. It is important that a dentist is seen as a priority as this can impact the health of all teeth that lie on the same arch.
If you still have the tooth that has fallen out; the sooner the tooth is re-implanted, the higher the chance of it being re-embedded in the gum. Before you see the dentist try not to touch the root and hold the tooth by the crown and place it in a container, covering it with a small amount of saliva or milk.
When you get to see the emergency dentist, they will plan to re-implant the tooth as soon as possible. Preferably, teeth should be re-attached within an hour of being knocked out.
If the tooth has been lost, it must be replaced as soon as possible. Common treatments to replace missing teeth are dental implants ( roots attached permanently to the jawbone with the use of a titanium screw. But this solution may be done by your trusted dentist once you’re back in your country), partial dentures (removable devices that are clipped onto the surrounding teeth using metal clasps), dental bridges (an artificial tooth that is fixed permanently to the teeth at either side of the gap left by the lost tooth).
If a lost tooth isn’t replaced, your dental health as a whole will suffer. The remaining teeth, without the support of the missing tooth, will have to handle much more pressure when biting.
Broken dentures can cause massive disruption to a denture wearer’s life and is thus considered a dental emergency. Without dentures, speak and eating will be affected. In turn, self-confidence will plummet, with further damage to mental and emotional wellbeing.
Accidents happen though, which is why it’s important to see a dentist if your denture breaks. We will be able to repair your broken dentures within the same day. If, however, the damage is extensive, more time may be necessary to repair your dentures.