General Dentistry located in Redlands, CA
Dental emergencies can happen at any age and at any time of day. At ViVE Dental in Redlands, California, skilled dentist Linda Sah, DDS manages bleeding, pain, and other symptoms of dental emergencies with individualized treatment plans. The team reserves time each day to make dental emergencies a priority. To find help for your dental emergency, call ViVE Dental today or request an appointment online.
Dental Emergencies Q & A
What are dental emergencies?
Dental emergencies are complications or injuries that severely compromise your oral health. They require near-immediate attention from a dental professional to save your oral health or preserve your tooth.
Not all dental emergencies require the same care, but the team at ViVE Dental can swiftly create an individualized treatment plan according to your type of dental emergency. Addressing your complication with a personalized procedure or set of procedures can alleviate pain, bleeding, and other troublesome symptoms.
If your dental emergency involves the loss of a tooth or partial tooth, keep it moist either in your mouth or in a glass of cold whole milk. In many cases, as long as you handle it properly, a knocked-out tooth can be reattached.
Which complications are considered dental emergencies?
There are many complications that the team at ViVE Dental considers dental emergencies, and they all require you to visit the office as soon as possible. You should contact ViVE Dental right away for possible emergency care if you experience:
- Severe and unbearable pain
- Continuous oral bleeding
- Knocked-out tooth
- Fractured or broken tooth
- Locked or stuck jaw
When you have a dental emergency, your treatment becomes the team’s first priority. They may give you additional instructions to follow on your way to the office.
How can I prevent future dental emergencies?
Preventing a dental emergency isn’t always possible as they often happen very suddenly due to traumatic impact or other unforeseen occurrences. Some dental emergencies stem from illnesses or poor oral hygiene, so one of the most important steps to prevent dental emergencies is taking part in a thorough oral hygiene routine.
Additionally, you can lower your chances of experiencing a dental emergency by:
- Wearing a mouthguard during contact sports
- Following aftercare instructions after a dental procedure
- Visiting regularly for check-ups
- Avoiding using your teeth to cut materials
- Avoiding crunching on popcorn seeds, ice cubes, and other solid objects
There may be other steps for you to take according to your personal lifestyle.
In case of a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to call ViVE Dental right away or book the next available appointment online today.
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