Emergency Dentistry – Beverly Hills, CA
Urgent Dental Care
Without the Wait
Did you know that 1 in 6 Americans will have a dental emergency this year? Whether it’s a painful toothache or knocked out tooth, moving fast and getting professional attention immediately is essential, and you can do exactly that by calling Beverly Hills Complete Dentistry. We schedule emergency patients as soon as we can, often the same day, so we can stop their pain and get their oral health back on track without delay.
Why Choose Beverly Hills Complete Dentistry for Emergency Dentistry?
- Same-Day Emergency Appointments Available
- Two Dentists with Decades of Experience
- Approach to Care That Puts Your Comfort First
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
There are many different types of dental emergencies, some of which we’ll touch on below, but generally, you should give us a call if you’re feeling any type of oral pain. Even minor dental pain, or pain that goes and comes away, may indicate a serious infection or injury that could create even bigger problems if ignored. After you contact us, there are a few things you can do on your own to reduce discomfort and give us the best chance of saving a distressed tooth:
Does your jaw hurt all the time? Does it click, pop, or even become stuck while opening or closing? Swapping warm heat and a cold compress can help soothe aching muscles until you’re able to see us. You can also take an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication.
After rinsing and flossing around the tooth to remove any food debris, go ahead and take an OTC medication if the pain persists. A cold compress can help manage any swelling, and rinsing with warm salt water a few times an hour will ease discomfort as well.
Pick up as many pieces of the tooth you can find, store them in a safe container, and remember to bring them to our office. The remaining tooth may have a sharp edge that could accidentally injure the inside of the mouth, so be sure to cover it with some sugarless gum or dental wax (found at your local pharmacy).
We can put a knocked-out tooth back into place, but only if we see someone within an hour or so of the accident. Quickly, pick up the tooth, give it a gentle rinse, and place it under the tongue. This will keep it alive until you can make it to our office.
Can you find the restoration? If so, clean it off, then try to place it back onto the tooth, using a small dab of toothpaste as a temporary adhesive. If the filling or crown is completely lost or broken, cover the tooth with some dental cement or sugarless gum until you can see us.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
Preventing a dental problem is always the best approach, especially when it comes to emergencies! Here are a few things you can do to avoid a sudden, unexpected trip to the dentist:
- Preserve your teeth and DON’T chew on things like ice, popcorn kernels, rock candies, fingernails, pens, pencils, etc.
- Need to get a package open? Always grab the scissors and NEVER use your teeth.
- Stay safe while playing sports and wear a protective mouthguard.
- Come see us for regular checkups so we can catch minor problems before they turn into an emergency later.
The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
Seeking out treatment for a dental emergency as soon as you can is always wiser than simply waiting and trying to “tough it out.” Delaying care will only allow a toothache or injury to become worse, leading to additional damage that will require more extensive (and expensive!) care to fix. The best thing to do for both your smile and your wallet is to come see us immediately so we can address the issue as early as possible.