Emergency Dentistry

Murrieta Family Dental Group

General Dentistry located in Murrieta, CA

Abscessed teeth, a broken tooth, or a bleeding mouth wound are all good reasons to contact Murrieta Family Dental Group for emergency treatment. Roya Levi, DDS, and her team at Murrieta Family Dental Group in Murrieta, California, can serve the emergency dental needs of everyone in your family. Call the office at the first sign of a dental emergency. You can also use the convenient online booking system to schedule your appointment.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

Murrieta Family Dental Group

What is emergency dental care?

Emergency dentists treat oral injuries and pain that need to be fixed or addressed immediately. Most dental emergencies are situations in which you might lose a broken or knocked-out tooth for good. Coming into Murrieta Family Dental Group within 30 minutes of your mouth or tooth injury can mean the difference between saving and losing your tooth.

Is it a dental emergency?

It's never a bad idea to find emergency dental care if you're concerned about a severe oral injury or condition for yourself or a member of your family. Common dental emergencies often include:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • A loose permanent tooth
  • Extreme mouth or tooth pain
  • Bleeding inside your mouth from your gums, cheeks, or tongue
  • Trauma to your face or mouth
  • Swelling in your mouth, gums, or tongue
  • A severely broken or cracked tooth
  • A tear or laceration on your lips

 

Chipping a tooth in and of itself doesn't always warrant emergency dental care. If the tooth is chipped, but it doesn't appear as if you'll lose the tooth entirely, it's probably not a dental emergency. Even so, you can't go wrong by calling an experienced dental team at Murrieta Family Dental Group. They're trained to handle dental emergencies and can walk you through what to do with your tooth until you can visit the office.

How should I handle a knocked-out tooth?

Act quickly, and there's a good chance you can save a knocked-out tooth. Put off going to the dentist and there's a chance you'll lose the tooth. Promptly clean your mouth and the injured tooth, especially if it's fallen out and gotten dirty. Rinse your mouth and tooth with warm water, being careful not to touch the tooth by the roots.

Hold the tooth by the crown (the smooth white top part) as you rinse it. Using light pressure, reposition the cleaned tooth in the empty socket in your gum. Close your mouth slowly. Hold the tooth in place with your fingers or gently bite down on it to help it stay in place until you can visit Murrieta Family Dental Group. Call the office right away. Or, have a family member or friend call to let our staff know you're on your way.

If you are unable to place the tooth back into its socket, put your tooth in a small cup of milk to help preserve it until you get to the office. When you're facing a dental emergency, call Murrieta Family Dental Group for expert assistance.