Joeun Dental Group
General Dentistry located in Los Angeles, CA
Abscessed teeth, a broken tooth, or a bleeding mouth wound are all reasons to seek immediate treatment from an emergency dentist. Our experts can serve the emergency dental needs of everyone in your family. Call the office at the first sign of a dental emergency and receive same-day treatment. You can also use the convenient online booking system to schedule your appointment.
Emergency Dentistry Q & A
What does an emergency dentist do?
Emergency dentists treat mouth and dental injuries that require immediate attention. A good many dental emergencies are situations that involve saving broken or knocked-out teeth. Arriving within 30 minutes of your tooth or mouth injury could mean the difference between saving or losing the tooth.
Is it time to call an emergency dentist?
If you’re worried about a severe mouth injury you or a family member has sustained, it’s the right time to call an emergency dentist. Immediate treatment calls for immediate action. Common dental emergencies often include:
- Knocked-out teeth
- A loose permanent tooth
- Extreme mouth or tooth pain
- Bleeding inside your mouth from your tongue, gums, or cheeks
- An injury to your mouth or face
- Swelling in your gums, tongue, or mouth
- A badly fractured or cracked tooth
- A tear or laceration on your lips
Chipping a tooth in and of itself doesn’t always warrant emergency dental care. If the tooth is chipped, but it doesn’t appear as if you’ll lose the tooth entirely, it’s probably not a dental emergency. With that said, don’t hesitate to speak with one of our experienced dentists. They’ll explain how to handle your tooth until you can visit the office.
What should I do when my tooth is knocked-out?
A knocked-out tooth is no laughing matter. It’s one of the most severe dental emergencies. Put off going to the dentist and you may be at risk of losing the tooth. Do your best to rinse your mouth and the damaged tooth. Rinse your mouth and tooth with warm water, being careful not to touch the tooth by the roots.
Hold the tooth by the crown (the smooth white top part) as you rinse it. If you can, hold the cleaned tooth by the crown and reinsert it into the empty socket. Close your mouth and bite down gently on the tooth, if you can. It might help to bite down on a soft piece of gauze until you can visit Joeun Dentistry Group. Call us right away to explain the situation, or have a loved one call for you.
What should you do if you can’t put the tooth back in your mouth? The goal is to keep the tooth moist at all times. Put it in a cup of milk or in your mouth next to your cheek to help preserve it until you arrive at the dental office. Don’t let a broken tooth prevent you from enjoying your smile. Call us for expert assistance in the event of a dental emergency.