It’s hard not to feel anxious when faced with a dental emergency, but our team at A&R Advanced Dental Group is here to help. If you call us during our regular office hours, we will make arrangements to give immediate attention to your situation and see you for an emergency dental appointment as soon as possible at our Brooklyn or Pomona offices. We offer evening hours and appointments on Sundays for your convenience.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency outside of our regular office hours, give us a call and follow the instructions provided. We will get back to you as soon as possible. If you have uncontrolled bleeding, severe facial trauma, or a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Emergencies
What is considered a dental emergency?
Dental emergencies usually fall into one of three categories: bleeding that won’t stop, severe tooth pain, or a tooth that needs immediate care in order to be saved, either because it has been knocked out or badly damaged. If you are experiencing any of these, call our office as soon as you are able and we will make arrangements to see you for an emergency appointment.
Can a knocked out tooth be put back in?
You may be surprised to learn that an adult tooth that has been knocked out can often be saved. It’s important to hold the tooth by the crown and avoid touching the root; rinse away any dust or debris with milk or saliva. You can try to reinsert the tooth back into the socket or place it in a small cup of milk or saliva, which helps preserve it until your appointment. Call our office immediately and we will see you as soon as we can to save your tooth.
What should I do if my tooth breaks off?
If your tooth breaks off and the damage is severe, the remaining tooth structure is sharp, or you’re experiencing pain, it’s considered a dental emergency. Call our office and we will see you as soon as possible to repair your tooth. If you can, bring in the broken tooth pieces. A piece of sugarless gum can be placed on the broken tooth to protect it from further damage and help with any sensitivity. If your tooth has a small chip and you’re not experiencing any pain, we can repair it with dental bonding or a veneer, but it’s not considered an emergency that needs same-day treatment.
Is a tooth abscess dangerous?
Tooth abscesses can be quite dangerous, which is why they’re considered a dental emergency. In addition to causing severe pain, a dental abscess can spread infection to other teeth, soft tissues, and the jawbone. Infection can even spread to other parts of the body or the bloodstream, which can be fatal. It’s important to get prompt treatment for abscesses.
Will a toothache go away?
Toothaches may come and go, but they’re almost always a sign of a serious dental issue that needs treatment. If you have a severe or recurring toothache or a toothache that has not gone away after a few days, call our office for emergency treatment. You may have an infection, cavity, or fractured tooth.
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