Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry services offered in Anaheim, CA

Emergency dentistry is available if you damage a dental restoration or lose a permanent tooth. At AppleTree Dental in Anaheim, California, Mike Kang, DDS, and his compassionate team provide same-day emergency dentistry to people of all ages. They can prevent the problem from worsening and help you feel better. To make an appointment for you or your child to receive emergency dental care, call the office or schedule an appointment online today. 

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry provides immediate treatment of serious oral health problems. 

If you or your child has a dental emergency, contact AppleTree Dental immediately. The team always makes time for same-day visits and can make recommendations to ease your symptoms on the way. 

What types of issues does emergency dentistry treat?

AppleTree Dental uses emergency dentistry to treat various issues that require prompt care, including:

  • Cracked and broken teeth
  • Damaged dental restorations
  • Knocked-out permanent teeth
  • Broken braces
  • Severe toothaches
  • Oral abscesses
  • Cuts that won’t stop bleeding

You might also benefit from emergency dentistry if you get something lodged between your teeth, such as a toothpick.

When should I seek emergency dentistry?

Seek emergency dentistry at AppleTree Dental if you or a loved one develops tooth, jaw, or gum pain and it doesn’t improve with ice or over-the-counter medication. You might also need emergency care if the pain occurs alongside other problems like bleeding, swelling, or difficulty chewing.

What should I do if I need emergency dentistry?

No two dental emergencies are exactly alike, but here’s what to do in three common scenarios:

Knocked-out tooth

If you lose a tooth after a sports injury or blow to the mouth, pick up the tooth by its crown and rinse it in tap water. Then, put the tooth back into its socket, but if it wobbles around, place it in a glass of milk. After securing the tooth, call AppleTree Dental.

Damaged dental restoration

If you break a crown or a dental bridge, collect all the pieces and put them in a sandwich bag or wrap them in foil. Then, call AppleTree Dental or stop by during normal business hours. Your provider can make repairs or provide a temporary restoration.

Tongue bite

If you bite your tongue and it won’t stop bleeding, apply a cold compress to the wound. Because a swollen tongue is difficult to talk with, have a friend or family member contact AppleTree Dental and explain the situation.

How can I reduce the need for emergency dentistry?

The easiest way to reduce the need for emergency dentistry is to practice good oral hygiene. AppleTree Dental recommends brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing regularly, and visiting the practice every six months for preventive teeth cleaning.

To receive emergency dentistry, call AppleTree Dental, walk-in during regular business hours, or schedule an appointment online today.