Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Excellence Dental Services

Dental Services Center located in Fullerton, CA & Chino Hills, CA

When severe tooth pain strikes or a tooth gets knocked out, you can’t wait for care. Trust Excellence Dental Services and their affiliated practices for help. Whether you need an emergency root canal or tooth extraction, the skilled dental professionals offer expert emergency dental services to provide relief and prevent further complications. Call Excellence Dental Services in Fullerton, California, if you’re suffering a dental emergency to get scheduled right away.

Emergency Dentistry Q&A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry helps you when you’ve suffered an injury or develop sudden mouth pain. You may experience a dental injury during sports play, a car wreck, or a fall.

Biting into a piece of food that’s just too hard can also seriously damage your teeth. Emergency dentistry is also helpful if you wake with extreme oral pain or develop an abscess on your gums.

How do I know that I need emergency dental care?

Some dental emergencies are clear. These include:

  • A knocked-out tooth
  • A tooth with a large crack or significant piece broken off
  • Damage to the gums
  • Damage to soft tissue (the gums or inside the cheek)
  • Severe tooth pain or an abscess

Generally, a small crack or tiny chip can wait for a future visit, but call the office if you have any concerns. Expedient dental treatment can mean the difference between losing a tooth and saving it.

Your dental team does everything possible to try to save your natural tooth and, if you have an infection, prevent its spread.

What are emergency dentistry treatments?

Emergency dental treatments are tailored to your particular case.

If you have tooth pain due to an infection that’s affecting the pulp of your tooth, you may need a root canal. A root canal doesn’t cause pain; it resolves it by removing the infection and restoring your affected tooth. If your tooth is infected beyond repair, your provider can perform an emergency extraction to prevent further pain.

A tooth that’s been knocked out may be replaced if you act quickly. Transport the knocked-out tooth to the dental office right away. Hold it in your gum or in a cup of milk to keep its integrity.

Chips and cracks can be bonded after being thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Sometimes you may need a crown placed, which is a cap-like restoration placed over the damaged tooth. Bonded teeth and crowns are strong and match your natural teeth, so they function normally and match your smile.

If you’re facing a dental emergency, call Excellence Dental Services to arrange an appointment. More routine appointments may be scheduled using the online tool.

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