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4 Ways to Help Prevent Dental Emergencies

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At Modern American Dentistry, we’ve found that the most common dental emergencies are infections. We also know that these infections come with excruciating pain and swelling. But infections are not the only dental emergencies.

Our Woodland Hills, CA emergency dentist treats dental emergencies often and focuses on relieving pain and saving your tooth or teeth.

Let’s look at ways that you can prevent dental emergencies.

1. A Solid Oral Hygiene Routine

Our Woodland Hills emergency dentist recommends brushing and flossing twice per day.

This is the foundation of a clean and healthy mouth and goes a long way toward preventing dental infections.

2. Avoid Sugar

Chewing gum and candy with sugar and drinking sweet drinks can lead ...

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We Can Treat Your Dental Emergency

Dental Emergency | Modern American Dentistry

Dental emergencies are frightening. Whether you have lost a tooth or are experiencing swelling and pain, our emergency dentist at Modern American Dentistry wants to help you recover quickly.

The good news is that with prompt action even a tooth that has been knocked out can be saved. We can also relieve your pain quickly and begin treatment immediately depending on your situation.

Signs and Symptoms of a Dental Emergency

Many of us have experienced tooth sensitivity at one time or another, but dental emergencies are different.

If you have a dental emergency, you may experience one or more of the following:

  • A lost tooth
  • A broken crown
  • A fever
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Bleeding

When in doubt, call our office. The staff ...

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What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

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Dental emergencies can be painful and scary. Some emergencies can even lead to permanent tooth loss. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, it is crucial to contact our dental office immediately or, in some cases, head to your local emergency room.

The signs of a true dental emergency include:

  • A broken tooth
  • A lost restoration
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Tooth trauma
  • Extreme sensitivity
  • Fever
  • Bleeding

If you have been in an accident or suffered trauma, we strongly recommend going to the hospital where your dentist can be alerted to the situation.

How Our Office Responds to Your Emergency

At our Woodland Hills, CA dental office, we can respond to emergencies even after hours. Simply call our office and follow the easy phone prompts. ...

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