What is Emergency Dentistry?
Your emergency dentist can take care of any serious problems that suddenly arise involving your teeth and gums. If your teeth or gums are in pain, or severely aesthetically affected, you should see your dentist as quickly as possible. Some of the problems that may cause you to need emergency dentistry include:
Knocking Out a Tooth | It is possible that emergency dentistry could save your tooth. Wash your mouth out with warm water. Keep the tooth moist and go see your dentist immediately.
Chipped or Broken Tooth | If you have knocked out pieces of a tooth or teeth, rinse your mouth and the pieces. Collect the pieces, keeping them wet if possible, and bring them to your dentist immediately.
Persistent Toothache | If you have tried to remedy your toothache with warm water rinses and normal brushing and flossing unsuccessfully, visit your dentist. A toothache can be painful and distracting, so we provide immediate relief at Fountain Valley Dental.
Object Stuck in Teeth | If you are unable to remove an object from between your teeth with floss, it’s time to visit your dentist. Don’t use sharp tools to try and remove the object; instead, trust your dentist to do the work. Do not leave the object in your teeth, because it could cause pain or infection.
Broken Jaw | When you hit your jaw and think it may be broken, see your dentist immediately. You will need an x-ray and examination to determine the next steps for your recovery.
Excessive Bleeding | If your tooth hits your lip or you bite your tongue or lip, watch for excessive bleeding. If the bleeding does not subside or if you are in extreme pain, see your dentist for emergency dentistry.
Lost Dental Work | When you lose a filling, crown, or other piece of dental work, you should see your dentist as soon as possible. The more quickly we can fix your dental work, the less discomfort you will experience.
Broken Orthodontics | If your wires or brackets break, visit your dentist right away so that you can avoid the pain of poking metal in your mouth.
We’re Here For You
Whether it’s you, your child, or your friend, accidents are bound to happen. Because accidents are part of life, you should have a dental team you can trust to always be there. Dr. Whitted makes time in his schedule for his patients who need emergency dentistry. We care about your needs and want you to rest assured that if you have a problem that needs immediate attention, we can provide that for you.
Call Fountain Valley Dental today to set up an appointment with a dentist who cares about making your life safe and worry-free.