The definition of the word “emergency” is “a sudden, urgent, usually unexpected occurrence or occasion requiring immediate action.” When that happens to your teeth, you’ll know it. An oral emergency can cause quite a bit of pain, making it essentially impossible to focus on anything else. That’s why our emergency dentist services are here. When you’re in an emergency, we can make sure that you get the dental care that you need when you need it. Our dental practice is devoted to making sure that we lessen the pain and fix the underlying issue when you need it most.
24/7 Emergency Dentist
Unfortunately, dental and oral emergencies don’t work on a given schedule. They don’t limit themselves to the hours of 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday and taking weekends off. When you have a dental emergency, it can strike at any time. It can occur on Memorial Day Weekend, Christmas morning, New Year’s Day, or basically any day of the year. Moreover, they can occur at 3 AM, midnight, or any other time as well. That’s why our emergency dental services phone line is always ready to help you, 24/7. That way, you can get immediate help at those times when you need it.
Emergency Patients, Emergency Care
Often, our patients will call us when there’s been an emergency. Should this happen during office hours, we’ll do everything we can to move our schedule around so that you can get help as soon as you come to us. If you go to our site, it’s chockfull of testimonials from people who we’ve been able to help with their emergencies. We know that when you have an emergency, the one thing you don’t have is time to waste. So, when you come to us, we’ll work you in quickly so that you can get all of the help that you need pronto.
Some Tips Before you come to us
In an emergency, every second counts. Even if you’re on your way to our location as fast as possible, there are some steps you can take to make sure that things go as smoothly as possible. Remember, the best thing to do first in an emergency is to keep calm. It’s natural and perfectly understandable to “freak out,” to feel overwhelmed, to be utterly terrified. There’s nothing wrong with that, you’re just being human. Take a deep breath. That’s always the best, first piece of advice that we can give to anyone who’s going through an emergency. You can always do that at every step of the process, too.
Often, people will contact us with emergencies about damaged lips, or some kind of cut to their tongue, gums or other areas inside the mouth. These are incredibly painful emergencies that have to be dealt with by professionals as soon as possible. It’s critical that you come in to us so that we can examine you and make sure that everything heels correctly and promptly. In the interim, you should probably rinse with salt water. That way, you’re helping your cut even before you get here. Should you have it readily available, it doesn’t hurt to put gauze on any of the affected areas, either.
That’s not the only use for salt water in a dental emergency. You may also want to use salt water when a tooth is broken or otherwise knocked out of your mouth. We know that salt water isn’t the kind of thing that everyone has lying around, so it’s also OK to put the tooth in milk, as well. That can help to preserve the tooth so that we have as many options as possible when you bring the tooth in to us.
A high number of the emergencies that our patients call us about include crowns or dentures falling out. When that happens, you’re going to want to contact us as quickly as possible. Beyond that, denture glue can help. This kind of glue can provide temporary security, putting the denture back together in your mouth. Of course, the key word here is “temporary.” Don’t use denture glue as an excuse not to contact us. This is merely a stopgap measure. To ensure that you have lasting dentures, crowns and more, reach out to us.
A Dentist When You Need One
We hope that you never have the need for emergency dental services. We hope that you only contact us for checkups, and those checkups are always clear. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. When dental emergencies occur, they have to be dealt with. Putting them off and procrastinating on them can make things ultimately more difficult and worse in the long run, to say nothing of the pain in the present. When you need emergency dental help, call (818) 260-9000.