Severe mouth pain, knocked-out teeth, or an abscessed tooth are all good reasons to find an emergency dentist near you as soon as possible. Antonio Margiotta, DMD, of Dental Artistry of Walnut Creek in Walnut Creek, California, is ready to serve the emergency dental needs of your entire family. If you have a dental emergency, call the office, or use the convenient online booking system.
Emergency dentists treat mouth and dental injuries that require immediate attention. Dental emergencies are typically any situation in which you need to save a broken or knocked-out tooth. Making it to Dental Artistry of Walnut Creek within half an hour of your mouth or tooth injury gives you the best chance to save your tooth.
It's never a bad idea to find emergency dental care if you're concerned about a severe oral injury or condition for yourself or a member of your family. These types of situations are generally considered dental emergencies:
Chipping a tooth in and of itself doesn't always warrant emergency dental care. If the tooth is chipped, but it doesn't appear as if you'll lose the tooth entirely, it's probably not a dental emergency. With that said, don't hesitate to speak with Dr. Margiotta. He'll explain how to handle your tooth until you can visit the office.
A knocked-out tooth is no laughing matter. It's one of the most severe dental emergencies. If you don’t receive immediate dental care, you may be at risk of losing the tooth. Do your best to rinse your mouth and the damaged tooth. Rinse your mouth and tooth with lukewarm water. Try to avoid touching the tooth's roots.
Gently handle the tooth by the crown (top) as you rinse it. If you can, hold the cleaned tooth by the crown and reinsert it into the empty socket. Try to gently bite down to keep your tooth in place until you can get to Dental Artistry of Walnut Creek. Call the office right away. Or, have a family member or friend call to let the staff know you're on your way.
If the tooth can't be replaced in the empty socket, place it in a small cup of cold milk. The milk will help preserve the roots until you can make it into the office. When you're facing a dental emergency, call Dental Artistry of Walnut Creek for expert assistance.