Emergency Dental Care When You Need It Most
We understand the urgency of emergency dental situations and we will do everything in our power to respond as quickly as possible. If an emergency arises while the office is open, it is best to call as early in the day as possible. Dr. Garcia reserves special times each day for those who need emergency dental care and they will be seen as quickly as possible. If your emergency occurs after office hours, call our office to learn how you may reach our dentists.
Are You Having a Dental Emergency?
What counts as a dental emergency? While any number of injuries and aches can be dental emergencies, some of the most common include:
There are certainly emergencies that aren’t included here. If you have a problem that causes tooth pain or oral bleeding, please contact us immediately. Your mouth should never be painful. Tooth decay and oral injuries usually require professional attention and don’t improve on their own.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I think I'm having a dental emergency, but I'm not certain. What should I do?
When in doubt, call us. There is no reason not to. If you’re not having an emergency, that’s only good news. But if you are having one and don’t get treatment, you could end up with serious pain and a more expensive dental bill further down the road. Don’t hesitate to contact us – better safe than sorry!
I had a tooth fall out. What should I do?
Recover the tooth if possible and place it in a cup of milk. Come to our clinic as quickly as you can so we can try to replant the tooth in your mouth.
What should I do if I lose a filling?
Tooth fillings can occasionally come loose. You should contact us immediately, but there are still a few things that can help until you get in for care. Dental cement at pharmacies can close the gap and protect your tooth pulp from damage. If you can’t find dental cement, sugar-free gum is an effective alternative – do NOT use gum that contains sugar. Remember that these solutions are only short-term fixes; only a dentist can replace the filling for optimal protection.
How should I handle a toothache?
Toothaches can be dull and throbbing, often making it difficult to eat or sleep. For mild pain, contact us to schedule a regular appointment to assess the condition of your tooth. If you’re experiencing sharp, moderate, or severe pain, contact us to book an appointment as soon as possible as it may be serious. You may take over-the-counter pain medication according to the instructions. Never take more pain medication than you are allowed. Also, do not use medication only as an alternative to coming to the dentist.
How do I treat a swollen face and dental abscess?
When an infection gets so far into the tooth, it can invade inside the pulp of the tooth and cause swelling and intense pain. Contact us as soon as possible. Here are our tips for addressing these concerns while you wait to see us: