Dental Emergencies

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in West Covina, CA

Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergencies services offered in West Covina, CA

Dental emergencies require you to think and act quickly. At Queens Dental Group in West Covina, California, general and cosmetic dentists AJ Suchak, DDS, Om Suchak, DDS, and their team provide same-day diagnosis and treatment of dental emergencies. If you break a tooth or have a severe toothache, don’t wait. Call the Los Angeles-area practice, walk in during business hours, or book online to make an appointment today.

What are dental emergencies?

Dental emergencies are oral health problems that require immediate care. If you have a severe toothache or you get hit in the mouth and lose a tooth, contact Queens Dental Group right away. Making it to the office within 30 minutes could be key to preserving your smile.

What are some common dental emergencies?

At Queens Dental Group, the team treats various dental emergencies, including:

  • Chipped and cracked teeth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Broken dental restorations
  • Damaged orthodontic appliances
  • Cuts and lacerations that won’t stop bleeding
  • Oral abscesses
  • Toothaches
  • Tooth sensitivity

You might also benefit from emergency treatment if you get something stuck between your teeth, like a toothpick or a piece of food.

What can I do if a dental emergency occurs?

No two dental emergencies are exactly alike, but here are three common situations that Queens Dental Group regularly treats:

Knocked-out tooth

If you fall or get hit in the mouth and lose a permanent tooth, rinse the tooth off in tap water and try putting it back in the socket. If your tooth won’t stay put, place it in a glass of milk and call Queens Dental Group immediately.

Severe toothache

Almost everyone experiences toothaches. Most improve with at-home treatments, like taking over-the-counter pain medication or applying ice to your cheek, but if your symptoms continue or worsen, you might have a cavity. Emergency dentistry can pinpoint the cause of your discomfort and make treatment recommendations.

Tongue bite

If you bite down on your tongue and it won’t stop bleeding, make a cold compress. Get a clean washcloth, run it under cold tap water, and apply the washcloth to your tongue. After the bleeding slows, have a friend or family member call Queens Dental Group and make an appointment.

Is there any way to prevent dental emergencies?

You can’t prevent dental emergencies entirely, but you can significantly reduce your risk by practicing good oral hygiene. The team at Queens Dental Group recommends brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing regularly, and visiting the office every six weeks for preventive teeth cleaning. If you play sports, protect your teeth by wearing a mouthguard.

To receive treatment for dental emergencies, call Queens Dental Group, walk in during business hours, or book online today.