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Dental Emergencies Specialist

Advanced Family Dentistry

Dentists located in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

The best way to prepare for a dental emergency is to have a dentist you trust to care for your teeth when you need it most. At Advanced Family Dentistry in Rancho Cucamonga, California, board-certified dentist Reza Parhizkar, DDS, provides comprehensive care for dental emergencies. Whether you have a knocked-out tooth or lost filling, Dr. Parhizkar can help. Call Advanced Family Dentistry or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Dental Emergencies Q & A

What are dental emergencies?

Dental emergencies are oral health concerns that require prompt care. Like any emergency, these issues typically can’t wait for a next-day appointment. The earlier you seek care for a dental emergency, the more likely you are to preserve your teeth and gums. That’s why it’s important to call Advanced Family Dentistry the moment you experience a dental emergency.

What are the signs of dental emergencies?

Common signs of dental emergencies include:

  • Severe toothache
  • Jaw swelling
  • Non-healing canker sore
  • Bleeding that won’t stop
  • Loose permanent tooth
  • Dental abscess

A dental abscess is a pus-filled sac that can form near the tooth root. It’s a sign of infection that requires immediate treatment. If an abscess ruptures, potentially harmful bacteria can infiltrate your bloodstream and circulate throughout your body. Treating the infection at the first sign of trouble is the best way to prevent it from spreading.

How can I care for dental emergencies?

If you have a dental emergency, taking certain precautions can help protect your oral health while you wait for your emergency appointment. Contact Advanced Family Dentistry for comprehensive advice on preserving your tooth health before your visit. Common dental emergencies include:

Knocked-out tooth

A knocked-out tooth occurs when the entire tooth, including the root, pulls away from the socket. Once you locate the tooth, gently rinse it without disrupting the root portion. Carefully insert it into your socket, root-side toward the gums, and bite down to hold the tooth in place. If you can’t fit the tooth back into its socket, store it in a container of milk or saliva until your visit.

Cracked tooth

When you have a cracked tooth, jagged edges can cut the tissue in your mouth. To protect your teeth and gums, you can cover the tooth with wax paraffin or sugarless chewing gum. If you can find the fractured tooth, rinse it and bring it with you to your appointment.

Sudden jaw swelling

Sudden swelling around the jaw is a telltale sign of an abscessed tooth. While you can apply a cold compress to the jaw, avoid taking anti-inflammatory medication until Dr. Parhizkar can determine the cause of your swelling.

Severe toothache

A severe toothache can indicate an infection. Before your emergency appointment, apply a cold compress to the area and avoid chewing with the affected tooth. 

To learn more about dental emergencies, call Advanced Family Dentistry or schedule an appointment online today.