Fast, Effective Care When You Need it Most
Dental emergencies are painful and can be scary at times especially when there is an infection, broken, or even missing teeth. However, you don’t need to worry because we at Newport Smiles offer emergency services that make your anxieties and pain go away. If you’re undergoing a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to immediately call our dental office. At Newport Smiles, we make sure to help patients who require urgent dental care or emergency treatment. Our amiable and attentive staff can assist you and help you get the help you need as soon as possible. We will do our best to get you an emergency oral appointment on the same day.
What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?
Accidents concerning your teeth can happen at any time. These unexpected accidents can cause toothaches, injuries, or dental trauma and may lead to tooth extractions. They may seem inconvenient or even frightening, but Newport Smiles is equipped to quickly handle such emergency dentistry treatments you need and make you feel better immediately.
Some of the most common dental emergencies include:
- Wisdom tooth removal
- Repair or replacement of fillings
- Wounds on the soft tissues
- Root canal therapy
- Broken or missing dental restoration
- A loose or knocked out tooth
- Teeth and gum infections
- Cracked tooth
- An abscessed tooth or a dental abscess
- Severe tooth pain, emergency toothache
- Tooth infection
- Broken tooth
- Chipped tooth
- Dental trauma, from an injury
- Emergency tooth extraction
- Gums that are inflamed or bleeding
- Inflamed tissues and nerves inside the permanent tooth, known as pulpitis
If you aren’t sure that you have a dental emergency, feel free to call our dental practice and one of our staff can assist you through your options and help you make an appointment.
Whether you need urgent same-day dental care or need a dentist after office hours near Newport Beach, we’ll make sure to tend to your dental needs and help you relieve the pain to be able to smile comfortably and confidently once more. All of our dentists’ credentials have been validated and fact-checked. Moreover, we possess advanced technology, modern facilities as well as a comfortable environment that will help you feel relax while we treat your condition.
Trusted & Experienced Dental Experts
Dr. Aarti Puri at Newport Beach, California has 20+ years of experience in offering a huge range of dental services and has the tools and equipment necessary to handle urgent situations. Set up an emergency dental appointment with us today so we can immediately treat and improve your dental health. We also offer affordable orthodontic braces, cosmetic dentistry including dental veneers, restorative dentistry including dental implants, denture stabilization, partial and complete dentures as well as offer financing or payment plans and accept various PPO dental insurance providers for you to save your money.
We at Newport Smiles are fully aware of and compliant with the current COVID-19 pandemic rules and requirements. To ensure all our patients and staff’s safety from the coronavirus, we follow and maintain the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s infection control guidelines, as well as those of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Dental Association (ADA).
FAQ for Dental Emergency
What should I do if I have a dental emergency?
Some dental emergencies need immediate dentist attention or urgent care while others can be treated on your next visit. It is important to know the difference between these two, especially when you’ve encountered a dental emergency outside of normal office hours.
Here is a list of urgent dental emergencies:
- Loose or knocked-out teeth
- Inflamed cheeks with a toothache
- Toothache that does not subdue
- Injured jaw
- Extreme or severe sensitive teeth
- Painful swelling
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, contact your dental expert as soon as possible.
Below are the minor dental emergencies:
- Dull toothache
- Broken or damaged retainer or night guard
- Lost bridges, crowns, or fillings
- A broken or cracked tooth
- Mild tooth sensitivity
If you think you have a non-urgent dental emergency, it is just as important to visit your dentist at the soonest possible time. Although these situations can let you go throughout your day without affecting your daily routine, you still need to let your dentist be aware of your current oral health as soon as you can.
Can the emergency room pull a tooth?
Only a dentist is allowed to conduct a tooth extraction. A non-dentist’s medical license can be revoked in some states if the non-dentist performs tooth extraction and result in medical malpractice. What an emergency room doctor can only do is temporarily alleviate the pain by prescribing antibiotics or pain relief medicines. Visiting your dentist is required to treat your problem.
What is the most common dental emergency?
Getting a tooth knocked out is the most common dental emergency. It usually occurs during an accident or when the patient is playing contact sports. Save your knocked-out tooth and maintain its moisture so Dr. Aarti Puri, DDS can reconnect it to your mouth.
What should I do if I have an emergency and can’t get a hold of my dentist?
There are a lot of things you can do to alleviate the pain or help your tooth survive until you visit your dentist. When in pain, you can take OTC pain medicines. When your mouth is inflamed, you can use salt water to wash off your mouth. Placing a cold compress on top of your swollen cheek can also effectively reduce the inflammation. If there is bleeding, place gauze or a clean cotton cloth on the part that is bleeding and apply pressure to the area by biting it down to stop the bleeding.
What if a tooth gets knocked out in an accident?
If your tooth has been knocked out, quickly preserve your tooth in a moisturized solution by placing it in milk or saline. This is because it’s still possible for your dentist to be able to safely reattach it in your mouth. You have to take note that the tooth must be clean. You can also use milk or saline to clean out any dirt in the tooth. See your dentist as soon as you can as it will only need at least an hour to have the tooth successfully put back in your mouth. Do not use water to clean or soak the tooth as it can damage the cells in the roots. If milk or saline is not available, you can use your mouth to keep it moist. To reduce the risk of getting a knocked-out tooth, we recommend that you use a mouthguard.