Nobody wants to experience a dental emergency, but they do happen from time to time.
Nobody wants to experience a dental emergency, but they do happen from time to time. Whether you slipped and fell and damaged a tooth, had a tooth knocked out while playing a contact sport, or even if a crown or filling has failed, it’s important to get help right away in order to minimize pain and the risk of complications.
At New Image Dental, we offer same-day appointments to all of our patients who are having dental emergencies in San Diego. Dr. Leslie and Dr. Scott always have a spot available for dental emergencies, whether you make an appointment online, over the phone, or walk into our office.
The definition of a dental emergency is actually quite broad. If you are experiencing a dental problem that is causing you pain, interfering with your day-to-day life, and you cannot treat it on your own, this qualifies as a dental emergency. The following situations are examples of emergencies:
These issues require immediate restorative treatment to ensure the best possible results.
The most important thing to do in an emergency is to remain calm and call us right away. We will fit you in and provide you with a same-day emergency appointment to ensure you get treatment as soon as possible.
If you have had a tooth knocked out, rinse it with water and place it back into the socket if possible, or in a baggie with cold milk. In cases of excessive bleeding, clean gauze or cotton balls can be used to absorb blood. Blood flow should slow within a few hours of the injury.
Pain can be treated with over-the-counter drugs like acetaminophen and ibuprofen. Aspirin should NOT be used, as it is a blood thinner and prevents proper clotting.
Fast treatment is absolutely critical for preserving your tooth and minimizing your pain. At New Image Dental, we can always see our patients for same-day treatment for dental injuries.
Don’t let a dental emergency prevent you from living your life. Get treatment from Dr. Leslie or Dr. Scott, get relief from your pain, and get things back to normal. Call or schedule an appointment from our website now to get started at (619) 457-6803. You may come by our office at 8989 Rio San Diego Drive, #170, San Diego, CA 92108 for a walk-in emergency appointment in San Diego.