Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics
Serving the Inland Empire including Hesperia, San Bernardino, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, and Rancho Cucamonga, CA
We all know that accidents happen. Thankfully, the team at Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics makes sure to treat any dental accidents occurring in Southern California's Inland Empire and hi/low desert regions immediately. With over 45 years of expertise in the field, the team offers emergency dentistry to address any unwanted complications. With offices in San Bernardino, Rancho Mirage, Hesperia, Palm Desert, and Rancho Cucamonga, call or go online right away if you think you are having a dental emergency.
Emergency Dentistry Q & A
What is a dental emergency?
Many factors go into defining a dental emergency. Typically, it involves pain, swelling or discomfort, and the problem is so severe that you can’t do anything about it without seeking professional help.
Some examples of dental emergencies include:
A knocked-out tooth
One of the most severe emergencies, a knocked-out tooth means that the nerve and tissue in the affected tooth are damaged. Typically, this can be fixed if addressed quickly. The longer you wait, the less likely you are to reach full nerve and tissue recovery.
You should contact a team member at Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics right away if you feel your tooth is moving and might fall out.
Chipped, fractured or cracked tooth
Fractured and cracked teeth are very severe dental emergencies and should be treated right away. Usually, this points to damage both inside and outside of the tooth.
If your tooth is chipped and doesn’t hurt, you can wait a few days to see the dentist, though you should address it sooner rather than later.
Lacerations, puncture wounds, and tears to the lips, cheek, and mouth all constitute dental emergencies.
What should you do for a knocked out tooth?
Avoid touching the tooth as much as possible, though you should gently rinse it with water. You should store the tooth in a cup of water until you contact a team member at Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics for further guidance.
Is a tooth abscess considered an emergency?
Dental infections and abscessed teeth are among the leading reasons for emergency dental treatment.
Some symptoms of an abscessed tooth include:
- Unprovoked pain
- Redness and swelling in the gum
- Hot/cold sensitivity
- Open or draining sore in the mouth
How can you avoid a dental emergency?
You can take simple precautions to avoid dental emergencies, like wearing mouth protection while playing sports and avoiding hard foods that are especially capable of cracking your teeth.
Dental emergencies are no small thing, making it essential to have a dedicated group of experienced dentists available to address any eventuality. Contact Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics immediately if you have a dental emergency.