Emergency Services

About Pelican Dental Care’s Emergency Services

Our Vero Beach Dental Emergency message receiving centers are available 24/7.  Whether you reach out by calling us, texting us, messaging us on our website someone will always review you message ASAP.  We understand what it means to be experience dental discomfort or pain. We provide emergency dental service for children (5+) to adults throughout Indian River, St. Lucie and Brevard Counties. 

Fully Dedicated to Being There for You When You Need Us!

We have time built in our schedule daily for emergency and walk-in services.  Whether you are an existing patient or a new patient we want to make sure our community is looked out after.  With hourly available emergency appointments, 24/7 message receiving capabilities, and pre- and after- hour scheduling services we are here to help when you encounter a dental emergency.  

Features of our Emergency Services

  • Hourly availability for emergency/walk-in patients.
  • 24/7 access to our answering and message receiving departments.
  • Transparent pricing
  • In-house Discount Plans for patients without insurance with NO waiting periods.  

Tips for Common Dental Emergencies

  • For a knocked-out tooth (or a baby tooth), always keep it moist.
  • If possible, place the tooth in a tooth preservation product (look for the ADA seal of approval), cup full of saliva, or milk. Then come to our office right away!
  • If you had a cap (crown) that has fallen out try to secure it so when you come to the clinic, we can study it as well.
  • If you have a denture or partial that has broken try to secure all the pieces so we can study them as well.
  • For a cracked tooth, immediately rinse the tooth with warm water to clean the area. Put some cold packs on the face to keep any swelling down but be careful to not cause skin damage if the ice compress is too cold.
  • If you bit your tongue or lip, clean the area with some water and apply a cold pack to help with swelling.

What Are Signs of A Dental Emergency?

There are a couple of signs to look out for that indicate you need to visit a dentist as soon as possible for a check-up.

Signs of a dental emergency include the following:

  • Blood: Your gums are bleeding
  • Tooth Loss: Your tooth or teeth are falling suddenly
  • Cracks & Breaks: Your tooth is cracked or broken
  • Pain: You are experiencing persistent pain in your teeth, gums, jaw, or neck
  • Sores: You notice a sore in your mouth (it's important for your dentist to check what the sore or growth is)
  • Swelling: Your mouth, teeth, or gums are swelling

There are some of the major warning signs of a dental emergency. If you are experiencing any of the signs above, it's important to consult an emergency dentist to schedule a dental appointment as soon as possible. Our dentists will go above and beyond to ensure that your teeth are looking and feeling their very best. Contact our emergency dentists in Vero Beach today to schedule a dental appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Should I Do if I Have a Cracked or Broken Tooth?

Rinse your mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress to reduce swelling. If there's bleeding, apply a piece of gauze to the area for about 10 minutes or until the bleeding stops. Seek Vero Beach emergency dental care as soon as possible.

What Should I Do if My Tooth Gets Knocked Out?

If your tooth gets knocked out, carefully pick it up by the crown, rinse it with water (do not scrub), and try to reinsert it into the socket if possible. If that's not possible, place it in milk or a tooth preservation solution and see our Vero Beach emergency dentist immediately.

We will work closely with you to determine the safest solution. Call (772) 569-9781 or fill out our online form.

What Do Our Patients Have to Say About Us?

We Respect & Value all of Our Patients!
    “Very Good Dental Plan”
    “I am very pleased with the care I have received at this dentist. Dr. Perez is friendly and efficient. They also have a very good dental plan, especially for Seniors.”
    - Cindy N.
    “The Biggest of Smiles!”
    “Pelican Dental always leaves me with the biggest of smiles! Between their wonderful care of my teeth-- which they are equal parts efficient and careful with handling-- and their kindness towards their patients.”
    - Darcy R.
    “Very Honest”
    “The staff is intelligent, kind, and friendly and all seem very happy to explain procedures with you. Above all, Dr. Perez works diligently and is very honest.”
    - Carissa G.
    “The Best Experience”
    “I’ve had the best experience at Pelican Dental! Had my dental implants taken out (which were falling out) and a beautiful bridge put in. No pain.”
    - Billie B.
    “Treated Me Immediately”
    “The Dr. was quick to address the situation and treat me immediately. She was very professional and gave me peace of mind by answering all my questions from the procedure. The staff treated me kindly and was friendly all throughout.”
    - Natasha L.
    “Above & Beyond”
    “This is an amazing place to go to, they all have positive attitudes and take the time to show they care going above and beyond not just for the quality of smiles but for the quality of life.”
    - Dakota T.
    “I Love Dr. Perez”
    “I've been a patient here for 8 years I love Dr. Perez and her staff. The office accommodates me when I need treatment.”
    - Isael M.
    “Latest in Dental Technology”
    “Dr. Perez is a great dentist. I have been in her care for the past 10+ years. My visits always begin with a friendly welcome. Once in the chair, I receive a complete medical exam using the latest in dental technology.”
    - Casimir C.

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