Whether you suffer a knocked-out tooth or a sudden toothache, dental emergencies often occur when you least expect them. Prashant Amin, DDS, and Valay Desai, DDS, offer prompt emergency care at DNTL Studio in Upland, California. If you need emergency dentistry, call the team to schedule a same-day visit or use the online booking tool today.
Emergency dentistry is a specialty that focuses on addressing time-sensitive dental concerns. If you have a dental problem that can’t wait 24 hours, emergency dentistry services ensure you get the care you need quickly.
As a practice that specializes in emergency care, DNTL Studio offers same-day appointments for patients who need prompt treatment.
Understanding the warning signs of an emergency dental concern is critical to your overall health. Ignoring a serious dental problem threatens your comfort and health, increasing your risk of complications such as infection or tooth loss.
Common signs of dental emergencies include:
A small bump can form over damaged or infected teeth — a telltale sign of an infection. If this abscess ruptures, it can cause severe pain and spread harmful bacteria.
The DNTL Studio team encourages you to contact the office immediately if you have a dental emergency. The dedicated staff can schedule you for the earliest available appointment to ensure you receive prompt care.
They can also provide tips to preserve your teeth while you wait for your emergency appointment. Steps you can take may include:
If you have a knocked-out tooth, carefully rinse off any bacteria and try to insert it back into the socket. Your gums may be too swollen and tender to support the tooth. In that case, store the tooth in a small container of saliva or milk and bring it to your appointment.
When your tooth fractures, gently rinse your mouth with warm water to remove any bacteria. Apply a cold compress to reduce swelling, and take anti-inflammatory pain relievers to alleviate discomfort. If possible, try to locate the fractured piece of tooth and bring it to your appointment.
Biting your tongue can be painful, but early intervention can accelerate healing. Apply pressure to your tongue with a clean washcloth to slow the bleeding. You may also use a cold compress to reduce swelling before your visit.
Determining the underlying cause of a toothache is essential before administering treatment. If you have a severe toothache, apply a cold compress to the area, and don’t take pain relievers until your dentist uncovers the cause.
DNTL Studio strives to improve the patient expereince. We use the revolutionary iTero scanner; the industry standard for intraoral scanning. The scanner produces the most detailed 3D scans of any scanner without the discomfort of traditional impression methods.
Call DNTL Studio today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about emergency dentistry.