When you have a dental emergency, you need prompt, skilled care. Our Los Angeles dental emergency treatment provider offers the compassionate care you need even at the most difficult of times. We understand that dental emergencies can be scary, but with the right treatment, you can preserve your smile. Whether you have a cracked tooth, a lost crown or a knocked-out tooth, we can help.
Some dental issues need to be treated when possible while others need treatment immediately. A dental emergency in Los Angeles can include:
• Cracked or broken teeth
This painful dental problem can leave your tooth aching and a sharp edge that irritates your cheeks or tongue. Prompt treatment can reduce the risk of infection, stop the pain and restore the full function of the tooth.
• A lost filling or crown
Your tooth may be sensitive when a restoration is lost. Clean carefully around the tooth, rinse with warm salt water and use an OTC crown or filling repair kit to protect the tooth until you can reach our office.
Several things can cause a toothache. Some are minor while others indicate more serious issues. If carefully brushing, flossing and rinsing the affected tooth does not offer relief, you may have a fractured tooth, decay beneath a restoration, an infection or an abscess, all of which need prompt treatment.
• A dislodged tooth
This is a serious injury in which the tooth is pushed partially out of or into its socket. The tooth will need to be stabilized and may need a root canal.
• An avulsed tooth
A knocked-out tooth is a true emergency that does best when treated as soon as possible after the incident.
Dental Emergency Los Angeles
Our Los Angeles dental emergency treatment provider will examine the tooth to identify the cause of the problem. We will ask about your symptoms and may perform imaging tests or other diagnostics. We will stabilize the tooth, take steps to address your pain and make recommendations for how to protect the long-term health and function of the tooth. You may benefit from a root canal treatment, a new filling or crown, or other treatments and restorations.
When you have a dental emergency in Los Angeles, our team is ready to help. Call us today to find out more or to schedule an appointment with our dentist in Los Angeles.