Do you have a dental emergency? We will see you today to help you get relief. As an emergency dentist, Dr. Tostado has room in his schedule to see you during regular office hours.
What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?
If your dental emergency includes problems like profuse bleeding after a traumatic injury, swelling around your face or neck that causes difficulty breathing, or a fever, then you should go to the emergency room.
Most dental emergencies don’t require immediate life-saving medical attention, however. Dr. Tostado can provide treatment, advice, or referrals for emergencies like:
- Cracked or chipped tooth
- Lost dental restorations
- Knocked-out tooth
- Tooth abscess
- Soft tissue injury
Tips from an Emergency Dentist
What if you can’t get to the dental office right away?
Here are some tips that can help you stay comfortable until you can come see Dr. Tostado:
- Rinse your mouth with warm water to remove debris after a dental injury.
- Place a cold compress against your face to dull the pain of a toothache or soft tissue injury.
- Try using dental floss to remove bits of food or other items that may be lodged between your teeth.
- Use an emergency dental kit with temporary dental cement to protect a tooth that’s lost a filling.
- If your tooth has been knocked out, hold it by the crown and avoid touching the root. Rinse it off gently in a bowl of clean water and try to replace it in the socket. If that’s not possible, don’t worry about rinsing it but come see us as quickly as possible. If it can be replanted within 20 to 30 minutes it can be possible to save it. Store the tooth in your mouth between your cheek and teeth or wrapped in a moist (not dripping wet) cloth or paper towel.
Despite your best efforts to remedy tooth pain at home, dental emergencies won’t wait. You’ll need professional treatment in order to prevent costly or painful future problems.
Call us right away if you need to see an emergency dentist. Or you can fill out our Request an Appointment form and we will call you to set up the appointment.