newport beach dental emergency

When you sustain a crack or a chip to a tooth, or if a restoration or prosthetic has been damaged, then you need emergency dental care. Our team can see you, and even make a time to treat you outside of normal business hours. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, oral surgeon takes a look at how to respond to common dental emergencies.

When to Call Our Office

When should you alert us? If the issue is potentially life threatening, then please proceed to an emergency room or call 911. Otherwise, any damage or discomfort to your teeth or gums could be considered a dental emergency, which means you should see us right away. Call our office, even outside of normal business hours, and we will reach out and find a time to see you quickly and treat the issue, so you avoid complications to your oral health.

Immediate Actions

What should you do in between your call to us and when you arrive? First, rinse with warm water and bite down on gauze to stem any bleeding that occurs. A cold compress to the side of your face and reduce facial swelling. Be sure to take an over-the-counter pain reliever as well. If a tooth is damaged, see if you can recover any pieces and if so, bring them with you. If a tooth is knocked out, pick it up by the crown, not the root, and place it in a glass of salt water or milk and again, bring with you. If a restoration or prosthetic is damaged or compromised, be sure to let us know so we can fabricate a replacement.

Our Treatment Options

Our team can restore teeth to their proper positions and if they happen to be gone for good, offer durable and lifelike replacement with dental implants. Our custom crowns can address minor and severe dental damage, repairing your teeth and offering a lifelike appearance. Our team can also address loosened teeth, replace restorations or prosthetics, and more. We take a personalized approach to ensure an optimal fit and a lifelike appearance, so you enjoy results designed to last for years to come and that protect your overall oral health.

If you have any questions about our approach to emergency dental care, or if you would like to arrange an appointment following an injury to your smile or any unexplained discomfort, then contact our team today to learn more.

Talk To Balboa Dental Surgery About Emergency Dentistry

We want to help you avoid the complications of a damaged tooth or compromised restoration! With our advanced treatments and technologies, we can restore your smile to optimal health, function, and beauty once again. To learn more about easing your dental emergencies, or to schedule your appointment, contact your Newport Beach, CA oral surgeon at (949) 630-0143!