It seems dental emergencies happen at the most inconvenient times. A dental emergency such as pain and swelling can be indicative of a potentially serious condition, and it’s important to have this evaluated as soon as possible. A dental emergency doesn’t always require one to be in pain. Maybe your denture broke, chipped a tooth, lost a filling/crown or maybe you have bleeding and swollen gums. These are all things that should be addressed quickly to prevent potentially more extensive and costly treatment.
A broken tooth may mean the internal pulp is exposed to bacteria that can cause it to decay. Emergency treatment requires a root canal to remove the exposed pulp, thereby saving the rest of the tooth from decay or infection. The tooth is then restored with a dental crown to make it as healthy and functional as possible.
Loosened or Avulsed Teeth
An avulsed tooth, or knocked-out tooth, can be replanted into the smile if they are kept healthy and taken to a dentist as quickly as possible. But teeth that were just loosened also require prompt examination and treatment to prevent their eventual loss. Our doctors will work to preserve your natural smile as much as possible.
Severe Pain, Bleeding, or Swelling of the Gums
Severe gum disease, as well as cuts within the smile caused by a traumatic accident, can lead to a severe infection of the gum tissue. Signs of these infections include a swollen face, bleeding gums, and strong, persistent oral pain. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should see a dentist as soon as possible.
We understand that emergencies happen, this is why we do our best to be available as soon as possible. If you are having a dental emergency AND it is after regular business hours, please call In Motion Dentists from anywhere in Los Angeles County or Orange County at (626) 594-0374 and we will do our best to accommodate you, most often within the same day.