Cosmetic Dentistry & Dental Implant Specialists located in Encino, CA & West Hollywood, CA
If you experience oral trauma or develop a severe toothache, emergency dentistry can provide prompt relief and prevent additional complications. At Sargon Dental, serving Encino, California, the West Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, and Pleasant Grove, Utah, Sargon Lazarof, DDS, and Dan Dansie, DDS, provide same-day emergency dentistry consultations. To schedule an appointment, call to speak with a member of the administrative staff, walk-in during normal business hours, or click the online booking tool.
Emergency Dentistry Q&A
What is emergency dentistry?
Emergency dentistry provides immediate care for potentially serious oral health problems. Minor issues like mild toothaches or chipped teeth can typically wait a day or two for treatment. But if your pain is severe or you lose a permanent tooth, contact Sargon Dental right away. Dr. Dansie can quickly diagnose and treat the problem, ensuring your smile remains healthy and bright.
What issues does emergency dentistry treat?
At Sargon Dental, Dr. Dansie uses emergency dentistry to treat various oral health problems, including:
- Cracked and chipped teeth
- Loose teeth
- Knocked-out teeth
- Oral abscesses
- Severe toothaches
- Cuts and lacerations
- Bleeding that won’t stop
- Sensitive or swollen gums
- Objects stuck between teeth
You might also benefit from emergency dentistry if you damage a restoration like a crown, bridge, or dental implant.
What should I do if I damage a restoration or lose a tooth?
If you experience a dental emergency, like a knocked out permanent tooth or a severely damaged dental restoration, stay calm and act quickly.
Knocked out tooth
Gently pick up the tooth. Then, try and put the tooth back into its socket. If the tooth won’t stay or it wobbles around, put it in a glass of milk or tuck it inside your cheek.
Once you’ve secured the tooth, call Sargon Dental and explain the situation. The administrative team can get you in for emergency dentistry and provide recommendations to limit the bleeding or pain.
If you severely crack or damage a restoration like a crown or bridge, carefully pick up the pieces and put them in a plastic bag or wrap them in aluminum foil. Then, contact Sargon Dental. The administrative team will schedule a same-day appointment if possible and provide additional recommendations.
How can I protect my teeth and gums?
The easiest way to protect your teeth and gums is to practice good oral hygiene. Dr. Dansie recommends brushing and flossing regularly and visiting Sargon Dental at least twice a year for an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning.
To prevent damage to your teeth, consider wearing a mouthguard or night guard. These custom appliances provide an extra layer of protection against teeth grinding, oral trauma, or temporomandibular joint disorders.
To request an emergency dentistry appointment, contact Sargon Dental. Call the nearest office to speak with a member of the administrative team, walk-in during normal business hours, or click the online booking tool.
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