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Emergency Dentistry in Mountain View
Whether you’ve chipped a tooth, are suffering from a toothache, or you’ve pulled out a piece of dental work like a crown or filling, emergency care is critical. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency in Mountain View, contact Peninsula Dental Excellence for a same-day appointment right away. Our team is skilled and trained to care for emergency dental issues with efficiency and compassion. We’ll get you back to optimal health and a pain-free smile as soon as possible!
What Is a Dental Emergency?
Recognizing When You Need Care
You may be able to quickly identify a knocked-out tooth or lacerations to your cheeks or lips as dental emergencies, but there are also some less obvious dental emergencies that also require prompt care. A serious, persistent toothache or a pulled-out filling or crown also qualify as a dental emergency. If you do not seek immediate care for these issues, you may be putting yourself at risk for tooth infection or other oral damage that will require more costly treatment down the road.
As a rule, you need emergency dental care if your condition is causing serious pain or bleeding and you cannot treat it on your own. If your issue meets both of these criteria, it’s an emergency. Call us at (650) 968-9186 to let us know that you’ll be coming in!
Get Relief From
Toothaches and Oral Pain
A minor toothache that goes away after a day or so can be caused by issues like clenching or a piece of food that is stuck in a hard-to-reach place. If tooth pain persists for a few days or if it gets worse, your tooth may be infected. This may indicate that you need a root canal to remove the source of the infection and save your tooth. If you leave your tooth untreated, it may eventually require extraction, so it’s important to contact us right away and get the emergency treatment you need!
Get Treatment for
A Loose Tooth
Most commonly, loose teeth are caused by dental trauma. However, they can also be caused by poor dental hygiene that results in advanced stages of gum disease. If your tooth feels loose in its socket, you should avoid touching it, moving it with your tongue, or doing anything else that may loosen it further. Contact Peninsula Dental Excellence immediately for an appointment. By splinting your tooth or treating your gum disease, we may be able to prevent it from loosening further and keep it from falling out.
What to Do
With a Knocked-Out Tooth
- If your tooth is knocked out, recover it by grabbing the top chewing surface (not the fragile root).
- If the tooth is dirty, rinse it with warm water and gently replace it into its socket. If you can not replace it in your mouth, put it in a baggie of cold milk and bring it with you to your appointment. This will keep your tooth alive while you head to our office.
- It is important to come in for a same-day appointment immediately because your tooth must be replaced in 1-2 hours, or it will begin to die and we will not be able to save it.
Lost or Damaged Dental Work
Pulling out a crown or filling may not seem like an urgent dental emergency, but it is. The enamel beneath your dental work is likely weak and highly vulnerable to decay and infection. Losing a piece of dental work may even cause toothaches and sensitivity. We recommend that you recover the lost or damaged dental work, if possible, and bring it into our office during your appointment. Contact us right away for emergency treatment to get out of pain and prevent any further damage.
At Peninsula Dental Excellence
We know dental emergencies can be painful, stressful, and untimely. That is why we always have room for same-day patients at our office. If you need immediate care, please give us a call at (650) 968-9186 and let us know when you’re coming in, so we can prepare for your arrival. However, if you can not get to a phone, we also accept walk-ins at 1704 Miramonte Avenue, Suite 4, Mountain View, California 94040. If you’re in Mountain View, come to our office to get the emergency dental care you need.