There are many causes of dental emergencies. Sometimes, emergency dental problems are sudden, but other oral health issues can develop over time until they become an emergency. Patients who play sports can be prone to dental injuries, especially if they do not wear a properly fitted sports mouthguard. Other injuries to teeth may be caused by eating hard food and ice.
At Fullerton Craft Smiles Dental, Dr. Kush Patel treats patients with dental emergencies in Fullerton, CA. Broken restorations like dental crowns, bridges, or dentures can be fixed in our office. We can also address tooth injuries and loss. However, some injuries need to be treated in a hospital. Please call 911 if you have severe trauma that has also affected your teeth.
Common Dental Emergencies
Learn how to care for your oral health problem immediately before calling our office:
- Knocked-Out Tooth: Try to locate your permanent tooth if it has just been knocked out of your mouth. We may be able to reattach your lost tooth if it is transported to us in a cup of cold milk. Keeping the tooth moist increases the likelihood of reattachment. However, if we cannot reattach the tooth, we will recommend a dental implant.
- Broken Tooth: Rinse your mouth with water and apply a cold compress if you have just broken a tooth. We can provide a dental crown, tooth bonding, or porcelain veneers to restore your tooth.
- Lost or Broken Restoration: Contact our office if you break or lose a dental bridge, denture, or crown. Do not try to repair your restoration or place it back in your mouth. We will help create a new restoration for you.
- Tooth Pain: Dental pain is typically caused by tooth decay or an injury. Call our office if you feel severe tooth pain so we can find the cause. We can repair your smile and relieve your discomfort.
Call Our Dental Office Today
If you do not have a dental emergency, schedule a dental appointment with us on our website. New patients can also contact our office for a consultation at (714) 888-7008 while current patients may call (714) 526-2828.