Emergency Dental Care at Mountain View, CA
If you have a dental emergency Smiles Dental can help. Teeth can become sensitive due to a variety of reasons: clenching, breakage or fractures in teeth can lead to tooth pain. Decayed teeth or a restoration that has broken or become loose can also cause a tooth-ache.
Should you experience heavy pain during closed business hours, please call a hospital for immediate attention. Infections in the mouth can be dangerous and affect vision, sinus, brain and heart functions. If you are visiting during business hours, our team will do everything possible to help you by arranging an appointment with our general dentist.
What to expect?
You will be attended by a general dentist. A focus exam and an X-ray will be provided to help diagnose the cause of your tooth or gum pain. Should the root be involved you may or may not be treated on the same day. However, a thorough examination and a plan to help relieve the pain is administered by applying a local anesthetic to calm the area down. After your dental emergency, has been addressed at Smiles Dental, you will be provided options to avoid dental pain in the future.
Knocked Out Tooth:
Should you have a tooth knocked out, it is important to immediately rinse it and replace it back into the socket, hold it in place and contact Smiles Dental. If it is after the working hours, follow these instructions and then immediately go to the nearest hospital for emergency care. If the tooth cannot be reinserted into the socket, rinse the tooth gently with clean water and place it in a cup of milk and rush to the dentist or hospital for immediate emergency care.
: If you have a tooth that has broken off partially, gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water and call Smiles Dental for an immediate appointment. Should it be after business hours and you are experiencing extreme pain, contact your local hospital.
If the pain is dull and not severe, we advise that you keep that area clean from any food and bacteria by rinsing with warm salt water and brushing gently until you are able to schedule an appointment with our dental team. If you are in pain or you are unable to receive a call within an hour; do not put yourself at risk of infection or other medical issues. Please contact your local hospital.
Bitten tongue or cut lip Mountain View:
If you have a bitten tongue or a torn lip, clean the area by rinsing with warm water and then apply pressure with a clean cloth. If the bleeding does not stop after a couple of minutes, it is advised that you see a dentist. If it is after business hours, please contact your local hospital or a medical facility so that your injury can be treated. Cuts in and around the mouth can be dangerous and lead to heavy infection.
Call Mountain View dentists Dr. Bill Hall, Dr. Tiffany Chan, and Dr. J. Janice Chou at (650) 964-2626 to schedule a consultation today!