Buena Park Emergency Dentistry
Experiencing a dental emergency is never fun. We get it! It's painful, it's stressful, and you're worried about your smile. This is only natural. At Primary Dental Care, we use all of our experience and dental know-how to offer the most comprehensive and caring emergency dental services that the Buena Park area has to offer. With dentists specializing in general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and more - children and adults can count on Primary Dental Care for impeccable emergency dental care when they need it the most
Having a Dental Emergency in Buena Park? Don't Wait!
When it comes to dental emergencies, one of the most important things to remember is not to wait to get treatment. Whether you had a tooth fractured or severely cracked - or you're experiencing severe dental pain, the pain you're experiencing is a sign that something is not right. So naturally, you shouldn't ignore it! And this isn't just a dentist trying to encourage you to pay for a visit! Treating teeth that require immediate treatment is imperative if you want to keep them. When the vulnerable insides of your teeth are exposed to bacteria, infection is only a step away. So if you're experiencing dental pain after an accident, schedule an emergency appointment today.
"When is it a dental emergency?"
Whether you've knocked a tooth out in Buena Park or fractured a molar in Garden Grove, the fact remains that many patients aren't quite sure what we consider an "emergency". Naturally, if you're worried about your teeth you should always try to see a dentist to get the best possible answers for your particular situation or condition. But what if you can't make it to the dentist right away? Many times, parents or patients who have suffered a chipped tooth of any severity wonder how quickly it needs to be taken care of. Chipped teeth are one of the few conditions that can easily scare a patient, but they can actually be quite mundane. Small chips from biting down too hard or encountering a tough piece of food, while irritating, are generally not too serious and can be handled at your earliest convenience. No long term damage will come of a superficial chip. Sometimes, if you can locate the chipped piece of tooth, your dentist can even bond it back to your natural tooth. However, this isn't always the most effective -- especially for front teeth, which often encounter the greatest possibility of a chip.
So What is considered a dental emergency?
- A tooth is missing or has been knocked out
- You're experiencing severe tooth-ache as a result of an abscess or some sort of facial trauma
- You've damaged a tooth, and it's moved in its socket but has not been completely knocked loose
What to do if you've lost a tooth
If you've lost a tooth and you're waiting to see a dentist, it's best to first rinse the affected area with clean, warm water. Next, if you can find the tooth that's been dislodged, gently rinse it off - but be careful not to remove any of the tissue or roots attached to it. If you can't gently guide the tooth back into its socket by gently working it in and carefully biting down on a piece of gauze, place it in a jar of milk or your own saliva to help preserve it until you can be seen by a dentist.
Not Sure What to Do? Call Your Dentist: When you're experiencing a dental emergency of any kind, you can count on us at Primary Dental Care to get you the answers you need. Call (714)537-5700 or email today to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.