There are many reasons that patients need an emergency dentist.
We find that a dental emergency can strike at any time. Dr. Peyman Saghizadeh, Dr. Sam Saghizadeh and our staff at Newbury Dental Group will try to accommodate any last minute appointment requests so that the patient does not have to continue struggling with oral pain. If you have a toothache or a major dental emergency, call 805.375.9383 right away.
People have dental emergencies during the most unlikely of activities from biting into a hard piece of candy to getting hurt while engaging in a favorite sport. Whether you sustain a severe injury or chip your tooth, it is critical that you know how to contact your dentist during times of emergencies. Reaching us soon after an injury will improve the chance of saving your tooth as opposed to waiting and losing it. It may also reduce your costs since it will avoid the need for more extensive restoration methods.
Do I need emergency dentistry? Call us if…
- Toothache – Did you brush, rinse and floss and it still hurts.
- Tooth Knocked Out
- Gum/Tongue/Cheek Injuries – If bleeding will not stop.
- Broken/Loose Braces – Call your orthodontist immediately.
- Chipped/Broken Teeth – If the chip is significant or your tooth is cracked or your tooth is in pieces.
- Lost Filling/Crown
- Tooth Loose
Reasons for Needing an Emergency Dental Visit
The American Dental Association reported that the number one cause of adult tooth damage every year is playing sports. This spans all types of athletics and creates the need for emergency appointments throughout Newbury Park CA. Even a backyard game of basketball can lead to someone damaging a tooth or someone knocking a player’s tooth out.The same holds true for kids playing sports as well. While there are ways to protect yourself like wearing a mouth guard, a dental emergency is still possible. When an emergency strikes call 805.375.9383.
Car accidents are another leading cause of tooth injury. While the enamel on your teeth is strong, it may not be strong enough to prevent your tooth from breaking when colliding with the steering wheel. With millions of accidents a year, teeth are a common victim. We recommend that patients of Newbury Dental Group get examined at a local emergency room after being in a car accident; just to make sure that they have not sustained any physical injuries. Afterward, call us for a dentist appointment. The emergency room does not treat tooth damage, so you will need to see both types of medical providers.
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Severe and sudden toothaches are another reason people in California end up needing an emergency dentist. Dr. Peyman Saghizadeh, Dr. Sam Saghizadeh can examine teeth and determine what is causing the pain. It may be a little cavity that grew into a big one and now requires a root canal. Another possibility is gum disease, which can cause the gums to recede, exposing the tooth and roots. Both can lead to intense pain and require emergency treatment. We do not want patients of Newbury Dental Group to experience oral pain and will do our best to treat you right away so that you can remain comfortable.
If a tooth infection is left untreated for a long period of time, it can lead to a dental abscess. This is extremely painful. An abscess is a major tooth infection that can settle into your jawbone and the floor of your mouth. If it does, oral surgery may be necessary in order to remove the infection. We can let you know if we see an abscess during your dental exam with Dr. Peyman Saghizadeh, Dr. Sam Saghizadeh.
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How can I relieve dental pain while waiting for an emergency dental appointment?
We can help patients to stay comfortable and live a life that is pain-free. If you visit Newbury Dental Group experiencing pain, we will identify what is creating the issue and the treatment options available for dealing with it. Often, we will also prescribe medication to help with the pain. This can prevent you from feeling discomfort while your tooth is being treated and at home. You may also want to apply a cold compress or ice pack to the area in order to reduce or prevent swelling.
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When a tooth has fallen out…
If your tooth has been knocked out, try to find it. Once located, rinse the tooth under warm water without scrubbing it. Next, place it in a cup of milk and bring it with you to your dental appointment. We will try to save the tooth, if possible. If not, Dr. Peyman Saghizadeh, Dr. Sam Saghizadeh will discuss options for replacing the tooth. This may include dentures, a dental bridge or dental implants.
When a tooth is broken…
It is common for people to damage a tooth while playing sports or getting into a car accident. It is likely that the tooth will become cracked or chipped. As long as the tooth structure remains in place, we can typically correct it with various dental treatment options. There are multiple ways that we can restore a patient’s teeth. Some of which include dental veneers and a dental crown. Both are excellent options and can restore your tooth to full functionality while keeping it natural looking. As an emergency dental facility, we can provide you with information on what your options are and the best way to restore your tooth while achieving the goals that you have for your smile. To schedule an appointment, call 805.375.9383.
When a tooth is infected…
As an emergency dentist, we will assess the situation and inform you of where the infection is and the best way to quickly treat it. Our job is to keep you comfortable, healthy and pain-free. Patients trust us to remove infections and keep their teeth and gums in excellent oral health. Whether fixing a general cavity or treating a dental abscess, we make it possible for a tooth to be free from infection and pain. Dr. Peyman Saghizadeh, Dr. Sam Saghizadeh can resolve the issue in a way that keeps patients comfortable during any necessary procedures.
How can an emergency dentist help me?
At Newbury Dental Group we strive to keep our patients comfortable and free from injury or pain. As such, we are cognizant of the fact that most dental emergencies are unplanned. If your tooth has been damaged or you are in pain, call 805.375.9383 right away so that we can schedule your appointment and treat the issue quickly. Our friendly staff will do our best to accommodate your schedule and ensure that you can get back to a life that is free from oral pain. While many dentists, require you to schedule appointments far in advance – our staff will work with you in each situation to get you the necessary treatment right away. You can also help to avoid dental emergencies by receiving teeth cleanings twice a year and maintaining a healthy diet year-round.
Emergency Dentist FAQ
Find the tooth and rinse it gently in cool water. (Do not scrub or clean it with soap — use only water!) If possible, replace the tooth in the socket immediately and hold it there with clean gauze or a wash cloth. If you can’t put the tooth back in the socket, place the tooth in a clean container with cold milk, saliva or water. Get to the Emergency Dentist immediately. The faster you act, the better your chances of saving the tooth.
Contact your emergency dental office as soon as possible. The baby tooth should not be replanted because of the potential for subsequent damage to the developing permanent tooth.
Contact your Dentist immediately. Quick action can save the tooth, prevent infection and reduce the need for extensive dental treatment. Rinse the mouth with water and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling if the lip also was injured. If you can find the broken tooth fragment, place it in cold milk or water and bring it with you to the dental office.
You need immediate medical attention. Keep in mind that an emergency medical team might be able to reach you faster than you can get to the hospital. A severe head injury can be life-threatening.
Call our office immediately. Over-the-counter children’s pain medication, dosed according to your child’s weight and age, might ease the symptoms. You may apply a cold compress or ice wrapped in a cloth to the face in the area of the pain, but do not put heat or aspirin on the sore area.
When an emergency occurs, it leaves you with all sorts of fears because of the what-ifs. Unlike other medical emergencies, dental issues are rarely life-threatening. If you experience dental distress, you should not panic as there are many techniques that repair and restore your teeth. When you call our office, follow the medical advice that our staff gives you as it will sustain you until your appointment time. Here are a few other things you can do as well to enhance recovery.
- If you crack your tooth, rinse your mouth out and use a cold compress.
- If you have lost an adult tooth, keep the roots moist. You can lightly push it back into place or put it in a cup of milk or an OTC product to preserve it. Remember that time is critical for this type of injury, so contact our office quickly to receive emergency care.
- If it is a baby tooth, do not worry as there will be no permanent issues because of its loss. For blood loss, apply a small amount of pressure and contact us for a check-up.
- If you have a toothache, take an OTC medication for relief of pain or inflammation. Dentists recommend acetaminophen or a product like Orajel for quicker relief.
- Keep your mouth clean as possible so that you avoid the spread of bacteria.
- If you have food stuck between your teeth, try to remove it gently.
- If you experience pain, rinse your mouth with warm water to get rid of debris.
- If you happen to bite your tongue, you need to clean your mouth out with warm water and apply a cold compact to reduce swelling.
Contact our office immediately after an injury occurs so that we can administer treatment as quickly as possible.
Taking preventive measures is the best way to avoid accidents and injuries. Here are a few basic tips you can follow.
- Do not bite hard candies, popcorn, or ice.
- Wear protective gear when engaging in sports.
- Do not open packages with your teeth.
- Take care when biting down not to cause injury to your tongue or cheek areas.
Helpful Related Links
- American Dental Association (ADA). Glossary of Dental Terms. 2015
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD). Home Page. 2015
- WebMD. WebMD’s Oral Care Guide. 2015
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