Accidents can occur any time, anywhere, resulting in the need for urgent dental care. Any trauma to the mouth causing teeth fracture, chipping of teeth, or loss of fillings can generate severe pain and discomfort. When you encounter a dental issue that demands immediate dental care, Diana Dizik, D.D.S General & Cosmetic Dentistry, offers emergency dental care to restore dental health or ease the pain.
Our emergency dentists help our patients relieve their discomfort and restore the damaged teeth to make them feel better quickly.
Symptoms of Dental Emergencies
Dental emergencies require immediate dental care. If you experience one or more of the symptoms below, call us and schedule an immediate appointment with our emergency dentist. We make ourselves available for our patients 24*7 to treat all the dental concerns before the symptoms worsen.
- Dull toothache with severe sensitivity to cold and hot food and drinks.
- Acute toothache.
- Intense gum bleeding.
- Severe infection and swelling in the gums.
- Locking of the jaw, causing difficulty in opening or closing of the mouth
Types of Dental Emergencies
Dental emergencies can take several forms - they can range from severe toothaches and swelling to broken teeth or lost teeth.
Some of the common dental emergencies include:
- Abscesses or infections in the gum.
- Dental accidents or external trauma damaging the teeth.
- Cracked, chipped, broken, or fractured teeth.
- Severe toothache.
- Lost dental restorations like fillings, crowns, bridges, onlays, or veneers.
- Jaw pain.
- Knocked-out Tooth.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
Though unexpected accidents and mishaps can cause various dental emergencies, we can prevent some of them by taking proper precautionary measures.
While participating in sports and games, wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth. Mouthguards are available in different forms - custom-made, boil-and-bite, and ready-to-use.
- Never Use Your Teeth as a Tool.
Do not use your teeth to tear packages or open bottles, as they can lead to various teeth injuries.
Hard foods, including ice, can often lead to chips, breaks, or several kinds of teeth damage. Therefore, avoid munching on hard foods.
- Follow Good Oral Hygiene Practices
Follow a good dental hygiene routine, including brushing twice a day and flossing at least once to avert many dental emergencies, particularly tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. Ṭaking care of the teeth diligently can help prevent conditions from developing into a dental emergency.
When you encounter a dental emergency during the odd hours, you do not have to suffer the pain and discomfort all night waiting for the regular dental office to open. At Diana Dizik, D.D.S General & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer emergency teeth repair services 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to save our patients from dental emergencies. However, to prevent dental issues from getting severe, attend to them as soon as possible.
If you suffer from any dental emergency, call us at (650) 348-5424, and we will be in touch soon to take care of your dental concerns.