Emergency Dentistry in Glendale CA
It seems that no matter how well you look after your family’s oral health, dental emergencies happen, and it always seems like they’re after normal business hours.
There’s nothing more frustrating and excruciating than having to wait until the next day to see a dentist. If your child has a dental emergency, you can feel especially helpless while waiting to get treatment.
At the office of Lucio H. Kim, DDS, we understand that a dental emergency means prompt treatment is needed. You should not have to spend any longer than necessary to get in to see us. Daytime emergencies are usually always easily accommodated because we make room in our schedule for such purposes.
In addition, for your convenience and safety, we have a plan in place that allows you to easily reach us after hours. Just call our main number, follow the directions on the recorded message, and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.
Handling a Dental Emergency
It can be a relief to know that emergency treatment is readily available, but you should also be aware of steps you can take until you can get in to see us.
Note: If your dental trauma involves injury to the head, neck, or jaw, please call 911 or go directly to an emergency room.
Knocked-Out Tooth: Please call our office right away. It is important that you don’t touch the root of the tooth. If it is dirty, just carefully hold the crown of the tooth and very gently rinse it in water. Don’t scrub the tooth. You may accidentally dislodge attached tissue fragments. Place the tooth in a cup of milk so it does not dry out before you get to our office.
Broken Tooth: Gently rinse your mouth with warm water making sure the area is clean. Placing a cold compress on and off your cheek every 20 minutes will provide some relief and reduce swelling.
Lost Filling or Crown: It may be painful to lose a filling or crown, but it also weakens the tooth. Call our office as soon as possible.
Severe Toothache Pain: Any type of severe pain is a sure sign that something’s wrong and needs to be addressed immediately. You may experience pain because of a cracked, broken, or decayed tooth or advanced periodontal disease. If you have a bump on your gum, you may have an abscess that requires a root canal. For pain relief, use ice packs placed on and off for 20 minutes.
Dental emergencies should be dealt with quickly. The sooner we see you in an emergency, the greater the odds are of preserving the tooth. We know how to efficiently handle emergencies, and we are here to help you receive the prompt treatment and relief you need.
Your comfort and peace of mind is as important to us as your oral health. If you have a dental emergency, please call our Glendale dental office as quickly as possible at (818) 242-3739.