While most visits to the dentist Laguna Hills are planned, you might experience a dental emergency that requires immediate treatment by our emergency dentist Laguna Hills. Emergency situations include chipped, fractured or knocked out teeth, lost crowns, and other accidents. If you have experienced any of these call our office immediately so that we may treat you as soon as possible. Certain dental emergencies will take precedence over other appointments depending on how time sensitive the damage is.
If one of your adult teeth has fallen out, it may be possible to reimplant it. Do your best to avoid touching the root of the tooth. Do not brush the tooth. If it must be cleaned, rinse it very carefully. Keep the tooth safe in a cup of milk or water and saliva while you are on your way to our office. Come to our office as quickly as possible, as even a half hour can make the difference in saving a tooth.
If your tooth is broken, but is still partially connected to your jaw, bring as much of the broken tooth to our office as possible. We will need to evaluate the damage and see how it can be repaired. Cracked teeth may not cause pain, so if you experience trauma to the mouth and are unsure, come to our office immediately to have it checked.
If you experience a dental emergency, get treatment immediately. Depending on the damage, your ability to act quickly can help save your teeth, avoiding costly restorative treatments, or the repercussions of leaving damaged teeth untreated. Do your best to keep your mouth clean by rinsing it out gently with warm water before coming into the office.
Dental emergencies are never expected, but they can be prevented. If you are involved in any sports, be sure to wear a mouth guard at all times to protect your teeth. Do not clench or grind your teeth out of habit. If this is a problem, consult our emergency dentist Laguna Hills on ways to prevent teeth grinding. Avoid chewing on or eating tough foods like popcorn kernels.