What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?
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
- Tooth discoloration
- Tooth trauma
- Extreme sensitivity
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. Our emergency dentist will always call you back quickly and assess the situation immediately.
Timely intervention is critical when it comes to saving a broken or damaged tooth. Getting the pain and discomfort behind you is important, too!
What to Expect During Your Dental Emergency Visit
Your emergency dental visit will include making you comfortable quickly by addressing pain issues. We may also take x-rays to gauge the extent of the damage. Depending on the nature of your emergency, we may treat fully during this visit or address pain issues and schedule a new appointment to complete treatment.
Avoiding Dental Emergencies
Wearing mouth guards when playing sports is important to keep your teeth intact. Brushing, flossing, and seeing your dentist regularly also goes a long way toward preventing infections that can quickly lead to emergencies. Remember, fluoride rinses and dental cleanings twice per year help keep teeth strong, healthy, and more resilient to infections and mild trauma.
If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, contact our office immediately. At Modern American Dentistry, our emergency dentist will work hard to treat your emergency and save your smile.