Emergency Dentistry

Alamo Dental Excellence

General Family Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Alamo, CA

Why go somewhere else to save your smile when you can work with the experts? At Alamo Dental Excellence, George Saleeb, DDS, and the skilled dental team have successfully helped people suffering from dental emergencies in Alamo, California. If you knock out a tooth or have intolerable tooth pain, call the office for expert emergency dentistry services or make an immediate appointment online.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is dental treatment available to you soon after you’ve suffered a mouth injury. Dental emergencies can arise while playing a sport, but just because you’re not an athlete doesn’t mean you won’t ever need this type of dental care.

Biting into a piece of food that’s too hard can be enough to seriously damage your teeth. You can damage your teeth in an automobile accident or some other situation that can cause injury. You could also wake with severe tooth pain or even an abscess.

 

When should I seek emergency dental attention?

When it comes to your teeth, it can be hard to know what a dental emergency is versus what can wait until a convenient time to visit Alamo Dental Excellence. Generally, a chipped tooth or a small crack in the tooth isn’t pressing and doesn’t require immediate treatment.

When the damage to your tooth is any more significant, however, fast dental treatment can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth. Get emergency treatment at Alamo Dental Excellence when:

  • Your tooth has been knocked out of your mouth
  • Your tooth has a large crack
  • A large piece of the tooth has broken off
  • You have damage to soft tissue (the gums or inside the cheek)

The staff at Alamo Dental Excellence is highly trained and experienced in emergency dental care. They take every step possible to preserve your natural tooth. If you’re not sure your dental issue is a real emergency, call the friendly staff and ask them if you should come in right away or make a later appointment.

 

What do I do if my tooth is knocked out?

If you’ve knocked out a tooth, you need to act quickly. Pick up your tooth by the crown, not the root. Rinse your tooth in clean water or brush off any debris; leave the root intact. You should attempt to hold the tooth in the socket, between your gum and your cheek, or you can put it into a cup of milk.

Bring the tooth with you when you visit Alamo Dental Excellence. In some cases, the team will be able to save your knocked-out tooth.

When you face a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to call Alamo Dental Excellence. If you’d like to get to know their team before an emergency arises, call the office or schedule your visit online.