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Dental emergencies can happen when you least expect it. Aside from being highly inconvenient, a dental emergency can be extremely painful. At Anaheim Dentist we are open 7 days a week, until midnight, to help you with your dental emergency so you can get back to doing the things you enjoy.
There are many different types of dental emergencies. A dental emergency can be anything from a crown coming off a tooth to a tooth being knocked out. Below you will find a brief description of the different types of dental emergencies Anaheim Dentist can help you with, as well tips to help you with your situation. Call our office at (714) 527-7775 for an emergency appointment today.
A person suffers from a toothache when the nerve of the tooth becomes exposed and/or damaged. This can happen when a tooth breaks, a filling falls out, or there is a large cavity on the tooth. A toothache should be treated immediately to relieve pain and discomfort. Call our office at (714) 527-7775 for an emergency appointment today.
If your tooth has been knocked out, it is important to see a dentist as soon as possible. The longer you wait to see a dentist the less of a chance there is to save your tooth. The first step is to retrieve the tooth that has been knocked out. Be sure to hold it by the crown (the part that is usually exposed in the mouth). If the tooth is dirty, gently rinse it with water but do not scrub the tooth or remove any tissue fragments. If possible, try to re insert the tooth into the socket. Make sure the tooth is in the right position first. If it is not possible, do one of following: place the tooth in your mouth between your gums and your cheek, put the tooth in a cup of milk, or put the tooth a cup of water that has a pinch of table salt. This is done to prevent the tooth from drying out. Call our office at (714) 527-7775 for an emergency appointment today.
If you tooth has been pushed out of place due to trauma, it is important to see a dentist right away. To relieve pain, take an over the counter pain medication such as ibuprofen. Apply a cold compress outside of the mouth over the area. Call our office at (714) 527-7775 for an emergency appointment today.
A tooth can become cracked or broken for a number of reason: eating or biting on something hard, decay which causes the tooth to become weak and break, and trauma. Whatever the reason, a cracked or broken tooth can become very painful, make it difficult to eat or function normally, and cause infection. Sometimes the area around a broken tooth can become swollen. It is important to visit our dental office as soon as possible if you have a cracked or broken tooth to prevent further complications. If you do not have pain or swelling around your broken or cracked tooth it is still important to have our office see it right away. Leaving a broken or cracked tooth untreated can lead to an infection in the bone which causes bone loss and can affect the teeth around it, not to mention it can lead to other major health problems. Call our dental office at (714) 527-7775 for an emergency appointment today.
A person can suffer from wisdom teeth pain anytime in their adult life, but is most common between the ages of 17 and 25 years of age. A wisdom tooth can cause pain for different reasons. One, the tooth may be growing in the wrong direction. This not only causes pain but can damage the tooth next to it. Two, the wisdom tooth that has began to erupt (come out of the gum) can become infected when bacteria gets under the gum tissue. Three, wisdom teeth are the very last teeth toward the back of the mouth which makes them hard to keep clean. Often times a person will get a cavity on these teeth for that reason. Call our dental office at (714) 527-7775 for an emergency appointment today.
Restorations can come off due to a number of reasons. One reason is due to excessive force. That means eating something hard or some sort of trauma to the teeth. Another reason a restoration can become detached is due to decay under the restoration. If bacteria get under the restoration, the tooth may decay causing the cement and bonding to come undone. It is important to call our dental office as soon as possible if your crown, bridge, or veneer falls off because the teeth underneath are at risk. If you eat or bite down on the tooth without the restoration you are at risk of breaking of cracking the tooth, which will cause discomfort and may cause you to lose the tooth. You may also feel pain or sensitivity on the teeth when exposed without the restoration. Call our office at (714) 527-7775 for an emergency appointment today.
A filling can fall out, break, or become loose for different reasons. For one, the filling may be old. If this is the case, bacteria can get under the filling causing a cavity under the current filling. Second, if the filling is large the pressure from eating can cause the filling break or crack. An accident may also cause the filling to break, fall out, or become loose. Whichever the reason, a loose, broken, or missing filling can lead to sensitivity and discomfort. It is important to visit our dental office as soon as possible to prevent further complications, such as breaking the tooth or damaging the nerve, and to prevent infection. Call our dental office (714) 527-7775 for an emergency appointment today.
Swelling anywhere in the mouth is the sign of an infection. An infection can occur for a number of reasons, which include a decayed (or rotten) tooth, broken teeth, a failed root canal, gum disease, a filling that has fallen out or is broken, or trauma to the teeth, mouth, or face. An infection in the mouth can be extremely painful and needs to be treated immediately. Even if there is swelling and little or no pain, the infection still needs to be treated to prevent further complications such as pain and bone loss. The infection may present itself in the form of swelling, or an abscess such as a bubble or pimple in the mouth. Leaving an infection untreated has also been linked, in extreme cases, to death and/or major health issues. Call our dental office at (714) 527-7775 for an emergency appointment today.
Gum tissue bleeds and becomes swollen due to gum disease, or periodontitis. This means that there are bacteria attached to the teeth around and under the gums that is causing the gum tissue to become infected. This bacteria is commonly referred to as tartar or calculus. This kind of bacteria builds up on teeth leads to bone loss which causes teeth to become loose. If untreated, this condition can lead to loss of teeth. Gum disease has also been linked to major health issues such as heart disease. It is important to call our dental office as soon as possible to treat this issue.
It is not uncommon for a denture, partial denture, or flipper to crack or break. These appliances are made of delicate material, so things like excess force (such as eating something hard or crunchy), may cause them to break. An accident (such as dropping the appliance) is another cause of damage. In the event that you do crack, break, or lose a tooth from you denture, partial, or flipper it is important to see our dental office right away. Using a broken or cracked appliance is dangerous as you are at risk of chocking on a broken piece. It is also important that you are able to eat properly to maintain a healthy diet, not to mention that this can also be embarrassing. Call our dental office at (714) 527-7775 for an emergency appointment today.
It is not un-common for people with dental braces to break a bracket or dental appliance. If the bracket is causing you pain call our dental office right away to schedule an appointment. Waiting to see your dentist may lead to discomfort, shifting or the tooth or teeth, and longer overall treatment time. Call our dental office at (714) 527-7775 for an emergency appointment today.