When do I need to see an emergency dentist?
At Gentle Care Dentistry, Dr. Brianne Luu and her team serve patients in and around the areas of Covina, Glendora, and Azusa, California. She has dedicated her practice to serving those in the community and providing a wide range of treatments and services to new and established patients and families. One aspect of her practice is that of emergency dentistry.
What is emergency dentistry?
Emergency dentistry is a field of dental work that is focused on immediate treatment needs for patients to help bring their smiles back to health. It is often related to an unexpected condition or injury that requires the attention of a dentist as soon as possible. Not every dental office provides emergency dental services. Knowing what constitutes a dental emergency is the first step in finding out if you are in need of an emergency dentist for care.
How do I know if I need the assistance of an emergency dentist?
In most situations, a patient might have damage to the smile or experience pain and discomfort that cannot be controlled. This is often an indication that an emergency dental appointment needs to be made. Below are just a few of the more common instances that may require the services of an emergency dentist:
- Severe toothaches
- Severe injuries to the soft tissues (gums)
- Fractured/broken teeth
- Foreign bodies lodged in the teeth or gums
- Tooth loss
- Lost/broken dental restorations
- Signs of severe infection
What do I do if I have a dental emergency?
Your first step is to call a dental office that provides emergency dental services to determine if you are in need of an immediate appointment. If your condition occurs during off-hours and you can wait for the following day for treatment, our on-call team may be able to offer solutions for you over the phone. This may include calling in prescription medication for you to pick up and use until you can get into the office for assistance.
Contact Dr. Brianne Luu of Gentle Care Dentistry today.
If you are seeking an emergency dentist “near me” in Glendora, Covina, or Azusa, California, we welcome you to call Gentle Care Dentistry for immediate treatment. The office is located at 232 North Azusa Avenue and can be reached by calling +1 626-466-9596.
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