Accidents happen, which is why our team offers emergency care at our office in San Diego, CA. Some typical oral injuries are cracked or broken teeth, and teeth that have been knocked out. Incidents may happen when biting or chewing food that's too hard for your teeth to handle, a mishap when playing sports, a bad fall, or a blunt-force injury. You may or may not feel pain, but it is important to get your mouth checked following an injury to look for hidden damage. At Dental Express San Diego, we will consistently make your dental crisis a priority by offering fast treatment along with recommending ways to prevent future issues.
"I had the best dental experience yesterday I was in and out in not time.i was in so much pain .i got three teeth pulled quick no pain at all.. the staff was very friendly. I would recommend dental express to all my family and friends .. no doubt It was a FIVE STAR Experience thanks guys see u in three weeks."- M.M. / Yelp / Nov 08, 2019
"Got an appointment the same day I called and they even did my cleaning! Marwa the hygienist was thorough and efficient. She made me feel at ease throughout my cleaning. Thank you!"- N.W. / Yelp / Nov 05, 2019
"Very much enjoyed my visit today . Being a dental assistant I always get laughed at for being nerd being in the chair myself. Dr. Martin and his assistant Teresa helped me to feel reassured and calm. I will forever love this office and honestly can't wait for my next appt lol now I'm excited to get work finally done.thank you guys so much. See you soon!"- C.M. / Yelp / Nov 01, 2019
"I wanted to leave a separate review for Marwa my hygienist for the day she was super nice and easy with my sensitive gums. She educated me more about flossing and and brushing the right way.overall this dental office was what I've been looking for. Happy PT here ! :) thank you Marwa :)"- C.M. / Yelp / Nov 01, 2019
"They went beyond my expectations. I am very pleased and will continue getting my dental care from them."- A.L. / Google / Nov 01, 2019
Toothaches are possible for a variety of reasons. Visiting our office can help you rule out decay or infection as a possible cause. We are able to see you for the same day or walk-in appointment if you should find yourself unexpectedly experiencing discomfort.
BITTEN TONGUE OR CHEEK
If you bite your tongue, cheek, or lip, be sure to clean the area gently with water and apply a cold compress to help reduce any swelling. Visit our office or go to the emergency room.
First, locate the tooth. Then, gently rinse the tooth under running water if the tooth appears to be dirty. Please do not aggressively scrub the tooth or remove any tissue fragments. If you are able, try to re-insert the tooth and hold the tooth in place while you head to the dentist. Another option is to place your tooth in a cup of milk and bring it with you to the office. Timing can be very critical so try to get to the office right away.
If you crack your tooth, immediately rinse out your mouth with warm water. You may apply a cold compress to the face to help keep any swelling down. Be sure to visit our office as soon as possible for further treatment.
The best treatment for dental emergencies is prevention. To avoid having a dental emergency, be sure to follow precautions, such as wearing a mouth guard during sports and physical activities.
What To Expect
Each dental crisis is different so a member of our team will carefully evaluate your problem before a diagnosis during your consultation. X-rays may be required to check for additional issues. Once we understand the extent of your problem, we will discuss your treatment options.
Based on the severity of your dental emergency and the treatments provided, we will provide instructions to help you recover. We may write you a prescription for antibiotics or pain medication, which should be taken as directed. We will let you know if you should schedule a follow-up examination or an appointment for secondary treatment. After your dental emergency is treated, you may talk with a member of our team about ways to prevent future injuries, including a custom-made mouth guard to be worn while playing sports. You should maintain your daily oral care regimen with flossing and brushing to keep your gums and teeth strong and healthy. During your yearly dental exam at Dental Express San Diego, our team will continue to observe your healing progress.
If you have dental insurance, we'll contact your insurer to ascertain your benefits after we have established your treatment plan. For those without insurance, Dental Express San Diego accepts multiple payment methods and can help you find low-interest financing to make your care more affordable. Don't delay treating a dental crisis due to concerns over price because waiting may lead to bigger and more serious issues.
Emergency Dental Care
If you are bleeding, in pain, or are experiencing a trauma or injury to your teeth, gums, or jaw, contact Dental Express in San Diego, CA for emergency care. Our talented team will help to manage your pain and repair any injuries to your teeth, gums, jawbone, or restorations. Fast treatment is the trick to preserving your oral health and preventing potential problems so do not hesitate to get in touch with our office in San Diego, CA for assistance.