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3 Kinds of Dental Emergencies & What to Do

We know just how stressful dental emergencies can be for you or your family. Regardless of the extent of your emergency, contact West Hills Smiles immediately. Our dentists are trained to handle any class of dental emergency, so stay calm and call us right away. Even if it is after hours, your care is our priority. Read on to see what you should do in a variety of dental emergencies.

  • A knocked-out tooth. If you have a knocked out tooth, there is hope in saving it! Call us immediately for our dentists to help you. Be careful when handling and transporting the tooth in order to keep it salvageable. If at all possible, leave it in the tooth’s socket. If you can’t, then milk will help keep the tooth’s cells moist and alive.
  • A lost or broken restoration. When your crown or fillings breaks or falls out, you will need to fix it in order to avoid more damage. Call our office to see if you will need to schedule an appointment or if you need immediate attention.
  • Dental pain or sensitivity. If you are feeling constant pain or sensitivity in your teeth, then is most likely is a sign of an infection. Leaving it alone or simply ignoring the pain will not make it go away. You will need to seek dental assistance eventually. Avoiding treatment for an infected tooth can lead to tooth loss and spread the infection. Our dentists may suggest a root canal treatment.

Knowing how to handle emergency situations properly will eliminate pain and stress. Call West Hills Smiles with any further questions or concerns you may have. We always suggest frequent visits with us to help avoid any emergencies and keep your smile shining.

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