Emergency Dentistry

located in Laguna Beach, CA

Emergency Dentistry services offered in Laguna Beach, CA

Emergency dentistry prevents irreversible complications, like permanently missing teeth or fast-spreading infections that start in your mouth. At Laguna Beach Dental Excellence in Laguna Beach, California, Haleh Fazeli, DDS, and the team provide emergency dentistry services for issues, such as knocked-out teeth, broken teeth, dislodged restorations, and severe mouth pain. Find out more about emergency dentistry by calling the office or booking online today.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

A serious dental complication can arise at any time, whether it’s an acute injury or a disease that has slowly gotten worse over time. Emergency dentistry provides the attentive care and treatment you need shortly after a dental emergency. 

Avoiding emergency dentistry when you need it can lead to serious complications, ranging from increased discomfort to tooth loss to infection that spreads throughout your body. Many of the complications of an unaddressed dental emergency are irreversible, and timely care is crucial. You should contact Laguna Beach Dental Excellence right away if you notice signs of a dental emergency.

When you make an emergency visit to Laguna Beach Dental Excellence, the team examines you right away and may take X-rays for an augmented view of your teeth and jaw. An examination with X-rays helps them detect complications causing your pain.

When do I need emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is necessary when a complication arises that could compromise your teeth, oral health, oral function, or overall health. There are many issues that qualify as dental emergencies, including:

  • Severe or worsening toothache
  • Chipped teeth
  • Lost fillings
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Broken crowns

There are many possible causes of toothache, so it’s best to take your toothache seriously and get an examination from Dr. Fazeli and the team at Laguna Beach Dental Excellence. They may detect tooth decay, an abscess, gum disease, or other issues causing your pain. 

What should I do in the event of a dental emergency?

Before you get a chance to come to Laguna Beach Dental Excellence for emergency dental care, there are a few steps you can take to improve your outcome. For example, if you have any knocked-out teeth, dislodged restorations, or loose tooth fragments, the team at Laguna Beach Dental Excellence recommends storing teeth, restorations, and fragments in a saltwater solution or milk. 

While you may rinse off debris, be careful not to remove any tissue still attached to the tooth or fragment. If possible, you may safely keep a knocked-out tooth in its socket until you get to the office. 

Find out if you have a dental emergency and what to do next by calling Laguna Beach Dental Excellence or scheduling an appointment online today.