Dental Emergency Treatment in La Palma
When you face a dental emergency, do not hesitate to call Beverly Dentistry at (562)-865-0999. We make certain you receive the care you need as quickly as possible. We know how frightening and painful an emergency can be, and Dr. Beverly Gonzales provides fast, comfortable, and quality dental services to people living in La Palma, Cerritos, Buena Park, and Cypress.
Here are some of the most common dental emergencies:
Dislodged Teeth – Whether due to a sports injury or car accident, pieces of the tooth left remaining in the gums can create an infection and lead to more serious oral health issues. To stop bleeding, apply pressure to the area. An ice pack can help keep swelling to a minimum.
If a tooth comes out whole, hold it by the crown and gently rinse it in warm water. Reinsert it into the socket or safely tuck in inside your cheek. Sometimes, if you can see a dental professional immediately, the tooth can be replanted into the socket. For children who are unable to keep the tooth in their mouth, place the tooth in a cup of warm milk or with saliva until you can be seen by a doctor.
Damaged Teeth - If possible, locate the piece of tooth that has chipped off and put it in a safe place. Sometimes the chipped piece can be successfully bonded back onto the tooth.
Toothaches - Advancing decay or damage are usually a sign that the pulp, or inner chamber of a tooth is injured or infected. The pulp contains many nerves that become inflamed when harmed or if infection is present. This causes pain, and if it is not immediately addressed, the infection can spread to other teeth. Infection can even enter the blood stream and infect other areas of the body. Dr. Gonzalez may recommend root canal therapy, a tooth-saving procedure that prevents tooth loss and restores function.
Worn Dental Work - Loose crowns or lost fillings are common emergencies. Sometimes teeth and oral tissues undergo slight changes which cause crowns or fillings to come loose. This exposes fragile areas in your teeth and can lead to infection. Teeth are also vulnerable to further damage, such as cracks if the dental work is not repaired quickly. If a crown has become loose, almost any drug store sells dental adhesive paste which can temporarily secure the crown until you can be seen by the dentist.
Be Prepared with Dental First Aid Items
Including dental items in your First aid kit is a good idea, so you are prepared should you be faced with a dental emergency. Here are a few suggested items:
- Orajel® for topical relief
- Pain relievers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen
- Dental adhesion to secure loose crowns
- Ice packs
Dr. Beverly Gonzales Makes Time to Treat Dental Emergencies
Dr. Beverly Gonzales is a compassionate dentist who makes time for those facing emergencies. She restores dental health to patients in La Palma, Buena Park, Cypress, and Cerritos. For the sake of your oral and overall health, do not delay getting immediate treatment when facing an emergency!