Emergency Dental Care Specialist

Willow Glen Dental Center

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in San Jose, CA

The team at Willow Glen Dental Center in San Jose, California, hopes you never experience a dental emergency, but they know that accidents and injuries happen. If you or a loved one knocks out a tooth, suffers an intraoral laceration, or fractures a jaw, it’s important to seek professional emergency dental care right away. Call the office for immediate assistance or book your visit online today.

Emergency Dental Care Q & A

What is emergency dental care?

Emergency dental care is a branch of oral health care focused on the diagnosis and treatment of both extraoral and intraoral injuries. Emergency dentists, like the team at Willow Glen Dental Center, participate in extra training and education to learn how to effectively alleviate pain and, whenever possible, preserve your natural, permanent teeth.

Emergency dental care benefits active individuals like athletes as well as individuals involved in automobile accidents, falls, and work-related injuries. Signs you might need emergency dentistry include:

  • Tooth loss
  • A loose tooth
  • Severe mouth pain
  • Bleeding from the mouth
  • Difficulty biting or chewing
  • Swollen gums

If you injure your mouth and require immediate medical attention, you’ll likely benefit from emergency dentistry.

What types of issues does emergency dentistry treat?

The emergency dental team at Willow Glen Dental Center treat a wide variety of dental emergencies, including:

  • Cracked and chipped teeth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Cheek and tongue lacerations
  • Fractured jaws
  • Toothaches
  • Oral abscesses

You might also benefit from emergency dental care if you get a foreign object, such as a toothpick or hard piece of food, lodged between your teeth.

What if I need emergency dental care for a knocked-out tooth?

If you knock out a permanent tooth, it’s important to act as quickly as possible. First, carefully pick up your tooth by the crown and rinse it with cool tap water to clear off any debris. If possible, try to put the tooth back in your socket. However, if it won’t stay in place, you can put it in a glass of milk or tuck it inside of your cheek.

Next, call the team at Willow Glen Dental Center and let them know that you’re coming in. They may be able to provide you with some additional tips to limit pain and discomfort on your way over.

How can you prepare for emergency dental care?

If you need emergency dental care, remember to come prepared. Bring your identification, any insurance information, and a list of all current medications and dosage instructions. Your provider may also need to know your medical history and current health status.

Some procedures may require that you be sedated. If possible, make travel arrangements beforehand so that you can get home safely.

If you or a loved one requires emergency dentistry, the team at Willow Glen Dental Center can help. Call the office for assistance with your dental emergency, or book online today.