Emergency Dental Care (After-Hours or Urgent Dental Care) – San Diego, CA*

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Overview

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.

Dental Emergencies

TOOTHACHES

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. 

KNOCKED-OUT TOOTH

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.

CRACKED TOOTH

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. 

Recovery

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.

Insurance Coverage

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.

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