If you are experiencing a dental emergency, call our office immediately! Time is of the essence when it comes to saving a knocked out tooth, or when it comes to getting you out of pain quickly. Getting you in to see an emergency dentist is a priority. If left untreated, dental emergencies such as abscesses can deteriorate the rest of your smile and cause oral health complications.
Knocked Out Tooth
A knocked out tooth is a common dental emergency. At Everlasting Smiles, we strive to immediately take care of our patients who are experiencing this painful situation, and to save their tooth. If your tooth has been knocked out, you place it in your own saliva in the pocket of your cheek, or in a glass of milk, and call our office immediately for help!
Teeth can be incredibly strong, but they can still chip, break or crack (fracture). Remember, treating a broken tooth at home is not an option; you need to see Dr. Ma as soon as possible.
As advanced as modern dentistry is, broken fillings can still happen. The most important thing to remember is not to delay in getting treatment for a broken filling. Many teeth can start out with a small break and would only need a filling, but the longer treatment is delayed, the bigger the problem becomes.
Badly infected teeth can jeopardize the health of their neighbors. Fortunately, we can help! If treated immediately, these infections are easy to recover from and can be prevented from causing lasting damage to your mouth. After treatment, Dr. Ma will likely prescribe an antibiotic to treat the dental infection and prevent complications.
Sore or Loose Tooth
Are you experiencing tooth pain? Does it hurt to chew or when air touches your tooth?
The first step to take if you are suffering with persistent toothache (for longer than a day or two) is to call Dr. Ma to schedule an exam. During your appointment, Dr. Ma will likely x-ray your tooth to help determine if a cavity, crack, abscess or other problem is causing your pain before discussing treatment options with you.
The first few moments after an oral accident are vital in determining if your recovery will go smoothly. Dental trauma due to an accident is common and can happen due to motor vehicle accidents, falls, sports injuries or physical altercations. If you have experienced an oral accident resulting in a tooth being knocked loose, a filling being damaged or a tooth being fractured, call Dr. Ma immediately to schedule an emergency appointment.
Dr. Ma and our office team are committed to making sure your oral surgery experience is comfortable.