Anything done to your teeth which requires immediate or prompt attention from a dentist, particularly something which causes pain, is considered a dental emergency. Dental emergencies typically include:
Patients can visit the Encino Dental Studio for the best in cosmetic and restorative dental treatments such as crowns and veneers. Here, our dentists can help San Fernando Valley patients, including those in Tarzana, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Van Nuys, North Hollywood and surrounding areas, dealing with issues such as discoloration, chipped or cracked teeth, and gaps from our welcoming office in Encino, California.
”I had an emergency when I broke my tooth. They were able to see me the same day. Both the doctor and staff were nice and knowledgable. They fixed my tooth. It was in the front and cosmetically I was concerned with the shape and color but it turned out perfect.
Love Dr. Amir and staff.Oscar A.
What is considered a dental emergency?
- Infections or abscesses
- Tender or inflamed gums
- A knocked out or very loose tooth
- Chipped, broken, or cracked teeth
- Deep cuts in gums, lips, or other soft tissues
- Canker sores which don’t heal as quickly as they should
- Broken or lost onlays, veneers, crowns, bridges, dentures, or dental implants
- If your tooth is knocked out or broken, you should contact Encinco Dental Studio right away
Some issues can wait a day or two; it is best to at least call the office so you can talk to a professional and determine what the best option is for you.
What should I do if my tooth is knocked out?
In some instances, a tooth which has been knocked out can be put back into the socket. This can only work if you get to the dentist as soon as possible. If you knock out a tooth, try to put it back in the socket. It is very important to avoid touching the root. If you can’t put the tooth back, try to put it between your gums and cheek and if all else fails put it in a glass of milk. Teeth which have fallen out because of decay typically can’t be replaced back to the socket. For lost dental crowns or fillings, use a piece of sugarless gum to fill the space where it came out and come into the office right away.
How can I avoid a dental emergency?
When you are playing sports or involved in an activity where your mouth could receive an impact, it is important to wear a protective mouthguard. You should also not use your teeth to pry off lids or chew on hard candies or ice. These can damage teeth. Brushing and flossing routinely can also assist to keep teeth healthy and healthy teeth aren’t as vulnerable to emergencies.
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