Peninsula Dental Excellence
General, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Dentistry located in Mountain View, CA
If you damage a tooth, lose a tooth, or experience a severe toothache, emergency dentistry services can pinpoint the underlying problem and prevent further damage. At Peninsula Dental Excellence in Mountain View, California, expert general, cosmetic, and reconstructive dentists Jeff Yoshihara, DDS, and Colin Au, DDS, have years of experience in emergency dentistry. Using safe, effective, and proven treatment methods, they can keep your smile in top shape. To make your appointment, call the office, book online, or stop by during normal business hours today.
Emergency Dentistry Q & A
What is emergency dentistry?
Emergency dentistry provides immediate treatment for potentially serious problems, including knocked-out teeth, oral lacerations, severe toothaches, and tooth damage. It can also address broken or damaged restorations, including chipped crowns and broken braces or retainers.
What are some types of dental emergencies?
There are several types of dental emergencies. Peninsula Dental Excellence regularly provides emergency services for a wide range of issues, including:
Toothaches and oral pain
Most minor toothaches respond well to rest and over-the-counter painkillers. However, if your tooth pain lasts for days or prevents you from biting or chewing, it could point to an infection. Peninsula Dental Excellence regularly performs root canals to keep infections from getting worse. However, if you wait to seek treatment, an extraction might be necessary. If your tooth continues to ache, don’t delay making an appointment.
If you damage a tooth while playing sports or as the result of a car accident, it might dislodge and become loose. Advanced gum disease can also cause a tooth to loosen. If you have a loose tooth, avoid touching it or pushing on it with your tongue. Instead, visit the offices of Peninsula Dental Excellence. Your provider can splint the tooth and treat the source of your gum disease. These treatments can prevent further loosening or the need for extraction.
If you knock out a tooth, carefully pick it up by the crown and rinse it off with warm tap water. Then carefully place the tooth back in its empty socket. If it won’t stay in place, you can put it in a glass of milk or tuck it inside your cheek. Then call Peninsula Dental Excellence or stop in. The practice always sets aside time for same-day emergency dentistry appointments.
Lost or damaged dental work
If you lose or chip one of your crowns, don’t wait to visit Peninsula Dental Excellence. Left untreated, damaged or lost crowns leave your teeth highly vulnerable to decay and infection. If possible, save the remaining piece of your restoration and bring it to your appointment.
If I experience a dental emergency, what steps should I take?
If you or a loved one experiences a dental emergency, it’s important to stay calm and act quickly. First, try and stop any bleeding by rinsing your mouth with water and placing gauze or a clean tissue on the site of the injury. Next, call Peninsula Dental Excellence right away. While you’re on the phone, let them know about the source of your discomfort or emergency. This allows them to better prepare for your arrival.
Don’t wait to receive emergency dentistry treatment. Make an appointment at Peninsula Dental Excellence by calling the office, booking online, or walking in during normal business hours today.
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