Accidents happen. When those accidents involve your teeth, you could be looking at a dental emergency, something as serious as any other injury. Unlike common dental problems that can wait a day or two for treatment, a dental emergency requires immediate treatment, or it runs the risk of quickly getting worse. Sekhar Chakka, DDS, at Stadium Dental & Orthodontics, provides emergency dental services at his practice in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Don’t ignore mouth pain or injury. Call the practice today or request an appointment online.
Emergency dentistry focuses on dental situations that need immediate treatment — those that fall outside of routine checkups and problems. It includes injuries that can lead to long-term damage, a risk of the condition getting worse, or developing into a danger to your general health if left untreated.
Dr. Chakka and the Stadium Dental & Orthodontics team offer emergency same-day, after-hours, and Saturday appointments.
Common reasons for needing emergency dentistry include:
Emergency dentistry ensures that you get the professional treatment you need as soon as possible. Swift dental care determines if Dr. Chakka can save your tooth and reduces the amount of time you have to put up with discomfort.
In a dental emergency, the steps you take at home before arriving at Stadium Dental & Orthodontics are just as important as the care Dr. Chakka offers. Here are some ways you can improve your chances of a successful emergency treatment:
If you lose your tooth, gently rinse the tooth under lukewarm water until clean but make sure you keep any attached tissue intact. Carefully try to insert the tooth back into its socket. If it doesn’t go back in, place the tooth into a sealed container of milk and bring it with you to your visit.
Place any tooth pieces into a sealed container and bring them to your appointment.
Take an over-the-counter pain reliever like acetaminophen (Tylenol®), ibuprofen (Advil®, Motrin®), or naproxen sodium (Aleve®) to ease the pain and swelling. Hold an ice pack over the swollen or painful area. If you’re bleeding, place a clean cloth or linen over the area and apply gentle but firm pressure.
If your dental emergency is caused by a head injury, call Stadium Dental & Orthodontics and explain what has happened. Make sure you get your head injury checked out at your local hospital emergency room before visiting Stadium Dental & Orthodontics. The team will advise you on what to do in the meantime.
Accidents happen, and you must receive fast, expert dental care when they do. Stadium Dental & Orthodontics offers same-day, after-hours, and Saturday appointments. Call today or request an appointment through this website.