Dental Emergency in Calabasas
When you have a dental emergency, you should try to see your dentist as soon as possible for timely intervention. Whether you are an existing patient of Calabasas Dental Institute or a new patient to our practice, we understand that toothaches can be very distressing, uncontrolled bleeding can be terrifying, and the sudden loss of a section of your tooth can cause embarrassment.
Depending on the severity of your case, we will try our best to accommodate you on the same day, or the next day, to relieve the problem as quickly possible.
What is considered a dental emergency?
A dental emergency is any oral problem that needs urgent attention because of the severity of the symptoms or threat posed to your health and wellbeing. Most dental emergencies are due to trauma to the tooth or mouth, though they can also be caused by an infection.
Some cases that may need immediate and/or urgent dental care include:
As you wait to see the dentist, you can try to ease the pain by taking over-the-counter pain medicine, or holding an pack of ice against your face at the origin of the pain. Avoid any heat as it could make the pain worse.
Chipped or broken tooth
There are several treatments to restore broken teeth depending on the severity, including filling, crown, and root canal, if the nerves have become exposed.
Knocked out tooth
A permanent tooth that has been knocked out can be successfully put back within 10 minutes. The longer it stays out, the lower the chances. If the tooth is clean, simply put it in its socket as you wait to see the dentist. If there's a risk of swallowing it, put it in some cold milk and go to the dentist as soon as possible.
Badly bitten tongue or lip
If it's bleeding, you can use a clean cloth to press down the injured part, and a pack of ice to relieve any swelling. If it doesn't stop bleeding, you should seek emergency services at the nearest hospital.
How soon should you be seen?
At Calabasas Dental Institute, we offer same-day emergency services for significant pain, trauma, infection, or lost teeth. For best possible outcome, please call our office immediately so we can prepare to receive you.