The most obvious kinds of dental emergencies are oral injuries. If your tooth is knocked-out, loose, cracked, broken, or otherwise damaged, it will need to be treated by a dental professional to restore it and prevent further complications.
However, a lot of other conditions also count as dental emergencies. Pulled-out dental work (such as a filling or crown) is considered an emergency because your vulnerable tooth could be damaged further if your dental work is not replaced. Toothache pain that lingers for hours or days or any facial swelling points to a serious dental issue is also considered a dental emergency.
As a rule, any oral health problem that is causing you significant discomfort, pain, or bleeding counts as an emergency. It’s important to get care from an emergency dentist in Modesto as soon as possible to resolve your issue and restore your oral health.
Time is of the essence. Recover your knocked-out tooth, rinse it off with clean water only. Put it in milk or place gently back into the tooth socket or set in your mouth next to your cheek to keep it moist. Make sure to only handle the top of the tooth, known as the 'crown' and not touch the tooth root to avoid damaging this delicate area.
Next, call us and let us know you’re coming in right away. You must have your tooth replaced and splinted within 1-2 hours. If you wait too long, the pulp of the tooth may die, and we will not be able to save it. So, above all else, prioritize coming into Downey Park Family Dentistry right away.
Do not try to treat your pain or bleeding on your own. To ensure that your tooth can be replaced and saved, come see Dr. Acree as soon as you can. Call now at (209) 529-0674 to make your same-day appointment in Modesto.
During any dental emergency, we offer powerful numbing agents and sedation to get you out of pain immediately and keep you comfortable throughout your procedure. Depending on the type of dental emergency you are experiencing, our Modesto team will suggest different treatments to repair oral damage. Some of the most common emergency procedures include:
Dental crowns are used to treat large cavities that are too extensive for treatment with fillings, and they are also the best option for repairing cracked and damaged teeth. Crowns may also be required to protect a tooth after root canal therapy. The crowns made at Downey Park Family Dentistry look and feel natural, so you will still enjoy a beautiful, aesthetically-pleasing smile after your treatment.
Root canal therapy may be required to restore a tooth that has become infected due to deep decay or an oral injury. During treatment, the damaged and decayed tooth pulp is removed from the interior of the tooth. area is filled with a dental material and a crown is placed over the tooth to retain the tooth strength and integrity.
A dental implant or a bridge is a great option to replace a tooth that is too damaged by decay or has been knocked out and is not savable. Implants use a titanium screw-like fixture and a specialized implant crown to restore the empty space. A bridge uses 3 or more fused dental crowns to restore the vacant spot. Both are effective dental procedures that will restore your bite to normal function and improve the aesthetics of your smile.