Frequently Asked Questions About Emergency Dentistry
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Dental Emergency FAQs

Dental Emergency FAQs Anaheim, CA

Every dental emergency is unique, and the appropriate treatment may depend on various factors such as the extent of damage and when the injury occurred. However, you don't have to navigate it alone. We are here to assist you in determining the type of care you require for your dental emergency in Anaheim.

What is a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency is any situation that requires immediate attention from a dental professional to alleviate pain, stop bleeding, or prevent permanent damage or tooth loss. Examples include severe toothaches, broken or knocked-out teeth, infections, and severe gum swelling.

How Can I Prevent Dental Emergencies?

You can prevent dental emergencies by taking care of your oral health, attending regular dental check-ups, avoiding hard or sticky foods, wearing a mouthguard while participating in sports, and avoiding using your teeth to open packages or cut things.

What Should I Do If Something is Stuck in My Tooth?

If something is stuck in your tooth, try to gently remove it with dental floss. Do not use sharp objects or excessive force, as this can damage your gums or tooth enamel. If you can't remove the object or the pain persists, see your dentist as soon as possible.

What Should I Do If My Tooth Gets Knocked Out?

If your tooth gets knocked out, try to locate the tooth, and handle it by the crown (top), not the root (bottom). Rinse it gently in water and try to place it back in the socket, holding it in place with a clean cloth or tissue. If you can't reposition the tooth, keep it in a container of milk or saliva and see your dentist immediately.

Are Emergency Dental Services Expensive?

The cost of emergency dental services can vary greatly depending on the specific treatment required, ranging from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. However, dental insurance typically covers some of these costs. If you do not have insurance, we can work with you to create a flexible payment plan that allows you to cover the cost of treatment at your own pace. Our priority is to ensure that you receive the care you need, regardless of your financial situation.

What Dental Emergencies Do You Treat at Dentist of Anaheim?

Some of the most common dental emergencies that we treat are:

  • Tooth loss due to trauma
  • Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
  • Tooth or jaw pain
  • Swollen or bleeding gums
  • Broken braces
  • Objects lodged in teeth or gums.

Dental Emergency in Anaheim? Don’t Hesitate to Call!

Contact us at (714) 261-2098 right away if you are experiencing a dental emergency.