Emergency Dentistry
in San Diego

If you’re dealing with a dental emergency, there’s no need to put off getting care. Call our team right away to save your smile! Wondering if your situation counts as a dental emergency? Keep reading to find out.

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Do I need emergency dental care?

It can be tough to know when to seek immediate help, but if you're dealing with persistent pain or have had an injury to your mouth or teeth, it's a clear signal to reach out to a dentist right away. If you're experiencing unexplained pain or something has come loose in your mouth, don't hesitate to give us a call. Our team will assess your situation and provide guidance on how to care for yourself until you can receive professional assistance. Your smile matters to us!

Same-Day Care

During a dental emergency, everything can happen so fast. If you need to get help right away, give us a call and we’ll do our best to get you in on the same day.

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DID YOU KNOW?

If you lose a tooth, place it in cold milk while you head to your emergency appointment.

Source: Mayo Clinic

The Benefits of Emergency Dentistry

Say Goodbye to Pain

Say goodbye to dental pain. Discover effective solutions to alleviate discomfort and regain control of your life.

Reclaim Your Confident Smile

Don't let dental issues affect your confidence. With our expert dental services, you can regain your bite and transform your smile.

Stop Complications in Their Tracks

Dental emergencies can lead to more serious problems if left unchecked. Take proactive steps now to protect your oral health and avoid further complications.

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Emergency Exam Includes:

Necessary X-Rays
Limited Exam
Treatment Plan

Find a solution to your dental emergency

No one plans to have a dental emergency, and that’s why we offer affordable emergency dental exams, so you don’t need to wait to get the care you need to relieve your dental pain.

What do I do in a Dental Emergency?

Keep Calm & Reduce Bleeding

Dental emergencies can turn an ordinary day into a stressful experience, but it's crucial to remain calm because your dentist is here to assist you. Start by taking a deep breath and assessing the situation. If there's any bleeding from your dental injury, use a sterile gauze strip to apply pressure to the affected area. Maintain the pressure until the bleeding stops or until you reach our office.

Control Swelling & Pain

If you're experiencing pain or swelling, you can temporarily alleviate it using over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. However, avoid aspirin and similar blood-thinning medications, as they may hinder clot formation and make it more challenging to stop bleeding. In addition to medication, apply a cold compress to the cheek or lip near the affected area for relief.

Call Us Right Away

After addressing your dental emergency, don't hesitate to give us a call right away. Even if you're unsure about the severity of your situation, our team is here to evaluate the injury and ensure you receive the necessary care as promptly as possible. Your well-being is our priority.

Problem-Focused Exams

When issues arise, our team can perform problem-focused exams (also known as limited exams) to help address the issues. Limited exams allow us to focus on what’s hurting or injured so we can get you out of pain and back to normal again.

Digital X-Rays & Imaging

Better diagnostics means better results. With modern imaging techniques, we can quickly and accurately assess your dental emergency, and create a treatment plan right away, so you can relieve your dental pain and get back to your life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I’ve knocked out a tooth?

If you accidentally knock out a tooth, act quickly to improve the chances of saving it. Gently pick up the tooth by its top part (the crown), avoiding touching the root. Rinse it carefully with warm water to remove debris, without scrubbing. If possible, try reinserting it into the socket without forcing it. If it doesn't fit easily, store it in cold milk and contact us right away for guidance and to prepare for your visit. Time is of the essence — the tooth needs to be replaced and splinted within 1-2 hours to avoid further damage.

What should I do if my dental work has fallen out?

If any of your dental work, such as a filling or crown, has fallen out, it's important to take action right away. Place the dental piece in a plastic bag or container and bring it with you to our office. Then, contact us right away to set up an emergency appointment. Losing dental work can leave sensitive parts of your mouth exposed to bacteria, which can cause infections, decay, or other problems. Don't wait to call us so we can fix your dental work and protect your smile.

What should I do about a severe toothache?

If you have a severe toothache for more than two days, it might mean there's an infection that needs immediate care. Call us right away to make an appointment. To ease the pain temporarily, apply a cold compress to your cheek, take pain relievers from the pharmacy, or use a numbing gel like Orajel. Keep in mind that professional help will be required to treat the cause of the toothache and prevent more serious problems. A root canal might be necessary to save the tooth.

What should I do about a chipped, broken or cracked tooth?

If you chip, break, or crack a tooth, you need professional care to assess the damage and prevent further problems. It's difficult to know how bad the damage is without a full examination. Ignoring it can lead to infections and other issues. Call us immediately for an appointment so we can check the damage, determine how to fix and protect your tooth, and create a plan to get you out of pain.

What should I do about a loose tooth?

If your tooth is loose because of an injury, it's important to get in touch with us immediately for a same-day appointment. Not taking care of a loose tooth promptly can cause the nerves that support the tooth to die, which could lead to losing the tooth. To keep it stable, please don't play with the loose tooth using your tongue or fingers. Once you're in our office for emergency treatment, the dentist will secure the loose tooth to the ones next to it using a stabilizing splint. This splint helps support and begins the healing process, helping your tooth to reattach to the gums. Please, don't hesitate to contact us for assistance — we're here to help save your tooth.

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