No one plans to have an accident, especially a dental one. But our staff is available around the clock to help you during a dental emergency.
Knocked-out teeth - If your tooth is knocked out of your mouth, remember the sooner you get emergency dental treatment, the better the chances are of saving your tooth. Be sure to bring the tooth with you (place it in a small container with whole milk or saliva) to our office. It may be possible for our dentist to re-implant your tooth.
Cracked/broken teeth - If you suffer a cracked and/or broken tooth, then you need to bring all of the broken pieces with you. If the enamel and dentin of the tooth has been damaged, then you will likely need a crown to save the tooth. You may not always see a crack in your tooth, but you will feel serious pain whenever you eat, drink or even breathe.
Chipped teeth - If you have a chipped tooth, the emergency treatment it depends on how big the chip is. Sometimes a chipped tooth can be smoothed down, or it may need veneers, crowns or fillings. Normally, if a filling or artificial tooth are chipped, they should be replaced. Our emergency dental team can explain your options to you.
Broken crowns - Did you lose your crown? It's not a life-threatening situation, but you should still get emergency dental treatment right away. Make sure that you bring your crown with you to our office.
Tooth pain - Tooth pain isn’t normally an emergency situation, but sometimes it can flare up and feel like agony. If you developed an abscess in your gum, you can experience excruciating agony. You need to be treated by an emergency dentist as soon as possible.
Broken jaw - If you think you have suffered a broken jaw, do not move it. The jaw should be kept in one place by a necktie or towel that is tied over the top of the head.
Dental emergency injuries should be treated right away, before they become worse or irreparable. How fast you get to a dentist may make the difference between saving your tooth or having to get a replacement.
If you need emergency dentistry care, don’t ignore the pain or delay treatment. Our office is here for you 24/7. Please call (323) 651-0933 to see an emergency dentist.