A dental emergency can be excruciatingly painful. If you don’t know what to do, you may feel even worse. Fortunately, our dentist in Los Angeles is available to provide 24-hour emergency dentistry 7 days a week, even if you’re not a current patient.
How can you know whether or not your situation is a true “emergency?” Here are some of the most common problems that need immediate attention:
A Filling That Has Fallen Out
Sometimes old fillings start to leak and may fall out when you least expect it. We don’t need the old portion that fell out, but the remaining tooth will need to be filled quickly before it breaks apart further.
A Knocked Out Tooth
If you’ve knocked out a tooth or chipped it in an accident, it’s vital that youlocate any remaining fragments. Rinse them off gently and store them in a cup of water or milk and bring it directly to our dentist in Los Angeles to see if we can bond them back in place.
Fully avulsed (knocked out) teeth that are still in one piece can gently be placed back into the tooth socket, if possible. This raises the chances of saving your tooth once you receive professional care.
A Crown Falls Off
Having a crown come off may feel quite scary. The most important thing is to make sure that you’re not in pain or have a bigger problem going on. Instead of trying to cement the crown back on yourself, bring it in so that we can make sure there is not an infection or cavity on the tooth underneath.
An Abscessed Tooth
Swelling near the gumlines usually indicates an abscessed tooth or severe gum disease. In rare situations, these infections can spread to the brain. Call us right away for emergency treatment, extractions, or possible antibiotics. Putting it off could put you at risk of losing the tooth altogether.
New Patients are Always Welcome
Our dentist in Los Angeles , Dr. Alexander S. Moradzadeh,D.D.S, is able to assist you 24 hours a day. We invite you to call our office immediately, so that we can get you out of pain as quickly as possible, even if it’s after business hours. Leave a message and one of our team members will return your call as quickly as possible to walk you through the next step. For inquiries or further information please contact Crystal Dental Center at 213.748.8448 or visit www.CrystalDentalCenters.com.