Urgent & Dental Emergencies In Encino, Los Angeles, CA
Sargon Dental Institute Offers Emergency Dental Services In Nearby Communities
For most dental procedures, a patient can simply wait until they see their dentist for their next cleaning or checkup. This includes procedures such as routine cleanings, x-rays and examinations. For a variety of other issues, an appointment can be set with the dentist between cleanings and routine checkups.
Sometimes a dental issue comes up that cannot wait for a routine checkup, or even an appointment between checkups/cleanings. These ailments are considered “dental emergencies,” and need to be handled by an emergency dentist.
Dental Emergency Examples
While some oral health issues may come up between checkups, they are not always considered “emergencies.” For instance, a patient may have a tooth that is beginning to ache, or may notice signs of gum disease. If this is the case, the patient can speak with their dentist’s office and see what the best timeframe would be to set an appointment to see the dentist.
Other oral health issues require immediate attention in order to relieve pain, maintain overall oral health and/or prevent more damage occurring. Some of these emergency situations include:
- A Tooth Being Knocked Out
- A Dislodged Tooth
- Extreme Pain or Throbbing
- Lasting Pain
- Cut or Other Trauma to the Tongue, Gums or Cheeks
- Damage to the Jaw
If the source of the problem is treated immediately, it can dramatically decrease the chances of further damage. The emergency dentist may even be able to reverse the damage. If an emergency situation occurs and the patient decides to wait for it to be treated, the damage may become more severe over time. Because of this, it’s important to visit your emergency dentist as soon as any emergency situation occurs.
Treating Damage Until You See An Emergency Dentist
Avoid Dental Emergencies
Often times, dental emergencies can be avoided with proper care of the teeth, gums and jaw. Here are a few ways that you can avoid trips to see the emergency dentist: