What Does an Emergency Dentist Do
Dental injuries take place all the time. If your child is involved in sports, a tooth could get knocked out by a missed baseball, or someone’s elbow. Adults can damage a tooth in a fall on a hard surface, or in an automobile accident. Our dental professionals know that there are so many things that can happen to your teeth, so we make sure someone is available 24/7 for those dental emergencies in Los Angeles, CA.
What Types of Things Dental Professionals Handle as Emergencies
There are some oral issues that are genuine emergencies, such as the loss of a permanent tooth or significant sudden pain at the site of a tooth. Other things may require that a person be seen quickly, but not necessarily within a few hours of the incident. Here are a few types of dental injuries that may require seeing our beverly hills emergency dentists who are available 24/7.
Permanent Tooth Knocked Out of Mouth
If you or your child has a permanent tooth that has been knocked out of the mouth by an injury, our dental emergency professionals in Los Angeles are available 24/7 to take your call and arrange to see you. In the case of a permanent tooth that has come out of the mouth, you will need to gently rinse it off and see if it can be placed back in the tooth socket until you reach the medical professional.
If it is too difficult to put the tooth back into the mouth, be sure to cover the tooth with milk and bring it with you. If the injured person has enough saliva to fully cover the tooth that is even better.
Maybe you have experienced a cracked tooth and you did not think it was severe enough to go in to see your dentist as an emergency. In most cases, if the crack or chip is extremely minor, that is appropriate. You should call your dentist the following day to make an appointment.
In some instances, however, a cracked tooth may require seeing your 24/7 emergency dental professional. If the crack is very large, or there is a large piece of the tooth missing, you need immediate medical attention. Call our office; there are dental professionals available 24/7 for emergency care. Be sure to save the piece of the tooth and bring it with you for evaluation. If you are experiencing swelling, you can use cold compresses on the outside of your cheek.
Severe Oral Pain
If you are experiencing severe tooth pain, you may have developed an abscess. An abscess occurs when a cavity isn’t treated promptly, or when a person has serious gum disease. An infection can develop at the root of the tooth.
Symptoms of this condition often include a fever, a bad taste in your mouth, swollen glands in your throat, and even pus. If these symptoms are present, call our emergency dentist, available 24/7, to make arrangements to be seen.
Painful Tooth Suddenly Has No Feeling
If you have been experiencing pain in connection with one particular tooth but then suddenly the pain is gone but the tooth feels numb, you may have an infection that has reached the root of the teeth and caused an abscess. As with abscesses mentioned above, this is a situation where you need to be seen. You may end up facing a root canal, so do not delay: call our office to see our dental professional who is available 24/7 to assist you in dealing with your dental emergency.
No matter what your dental issue, our Beverly Hills emergency dentists are here to assist you with emergency visits, examinations and sound medical advice. Please call our office if you have any dental questions. If it is a dental emergency, you will be able to talk with someone, as we are available, 24/7, to help you with your emergency dental needs.