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If you are expereincing a dental emergency such as pain, swelling, abscess, or a knocked out tooth, our team is here to help. Give our office a call at (760) 744-0804 today.
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When you face a dental emergency, you need help right away. No matter what type of injury or trauma you faced, it is important to have experienced and professional help as soon as possible. For any type of emergency dentistry situation, call us immediately.
We can help with many emergency dentistry problems on the same day they occur. We can help if you have knocked a tooth loose or out of your mouth, cracked a tooth, or even chipped a tooth. Once the bleeding is controlled, call our office and we will tell you how to proceed and when we can get you seen.
If a tooth was knocked out of your mouth, only touch the part of the tooth you would chew with to protect the roots. Rinse it under a bit of clean water, and put the tooth in a container with some water and bring it in. We can often put a knocked-out tooth back into its socket where it can be saved, if allowed to heal properly and we see you soon enough after it was knocked out.
If you were in some type of an accident and experienced facial or dental trauma, then you need to also come in and see the family dentist. We can look at your injuries and come up with a treatment plan that can restore form and function to your mouth as necessary. Contact us right away so we can let you know how we can help you with your emergency dentistry situation today!
What Is Emergency Dentistry?
An emergency dentist specializes in offering emergency oral care. This means that Dr. Doche’s dental practice in San Marcos, CA provides urgent care to patients that otherwise find it difficult to make a same-day appointment with their own dental office. Essentially, it is 24 hours of emergency dental services, 7 days a week.
Perhaps you have severe tooth pain on a weekend or in the middle of the night. Maybe there is an accident during a holiday when all businesses are closed and you are desperately in need of a root canal. This is the perfect occasion and the whole objective of an emergency dentist. An emergency dentist can quickly diagnose and determine the gravity of the situation and treat you according to your emergency needs and in a prompt manner. There are just times in life when dental care is immediately needed, and in these times an emergency dentist is who you need to call.
What Is Considered a Dental Emergency?
Dental emergencies are any incident involving your mouth that requires immediate medical attention. Severe pain or bleeding are among the most common urgent dental problems. When a tooth has been knocked out or knocked loose, it is also considered an emergency. Severe infections that cause considerable pain and swelling can lead to an abscess and possibly be life-threatening. If this occurs, you should immediately call San Marcos’s family dentist, Dr. Doche. He will ensure that your immediate issues do not turn into lifelong problems.
When Should You See an Emergency Dentist?
Most minor cracks and chips are not serious and do not merit a visit to an emergency dental clinic. In that case, simply make an appointment within the week with a cosmetic dentist. But If a tooth cracks or breaks, and you can see yellow dentin or red exposed pulp and it is accompanied by severe pain or bleeding, then it should be treated as an emergency. Call Dr. Doche, your emergency family dentist in San Marcos immediately.
Things to remember in the case you break or chip your tooth:
- Rinse your mouth out with warm water
- Apply pressure to stop any bleeding
- Preserve your broken tooth in milk, saline solution, water, or your own saliva
- Apply a cold compress to reduce pain and swelling
- Take an over-the-counter pain killer
- See an emergency dentist as soon as possible
Dental treatments for broken or chipped teeth vary from case to case, and your dentist will discuss the options available in your situation. The best possible thing you or anyone can do for the well-being of a broken tooth is to see an emergency dentist.
How Do I Get a Dentist Appointment in an Emergency?
If your normal family dentistry cannot provide you with an appointment because it is after hours, or they simply don’t have time to fit you into their schedules, do not panic. The next thing to do is type “urgent dental care near me” in your search engine. An emergency dental practitioner in your area should pop up. Give them a call and explain your situation. It is that simple.
What Happens in an Emergency Dentist Appointment?
Before anything can be done, your dentist needs to determine what the problem is. The dentist will look for worrying signs such as gum inflammation, infection, and exposed nerves. They will then examine for any damage to wisdom teeth, lost or loose crowns, and any broken teeth that have rough edges.
Pain will be treated, as well as swelling and treatment of facial trauma that is affecting the teeth. But that doesn’t mean the problem can be completely fixed in one appointment. Mending the underlying problem may take an additional visit. However, an emergency dentist can provide a temporary solution to buy you more time.
When you come in for emergency dental care, you may not be in the right frame of mind to make decisions about your treatment as well as dental insurance and the costs involved. You can get help for pain now and then make decisions later.
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