Dental emergencies often occur suddenly, without warning. If you’re struggling with extreme tooth pain, a cracked tooth, or even a knocked-out tooth, Kaveh Kanani, DDS, can help at Around the Corner Dental Health Spa in Tarzana, California. Dr. Kanani completed a one-year urgent care residency in Brooklyn, New York, so he understands that some dental needs simply can’t wait. Call Around the Corner Dental Health Spa today or book an appointment online to learn more.
Emergency dentistry is any type of dental problem that can’t wait for treatment. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, you may have severe oral pain or trauma. Most dental emergencies require immediate treatment.
Around the Corner Dental Health Spa is equipped with 3D cone beam CT scans and other technology to diagnose and treat trauma to the oral cavity right away. Dr. Kanani sees most emergency care patients within 24 hours, so you never have to wait for the right treatment.
If you’ve had an accident or injury that’s impacting your ability to chew, speak, or bite down properly, you may have a dental emergency. Some of the most common types of dental emergencies include:
Contact Dr. Kanani right away if you experience a sudden rush of foul-tasting liquid in your mouth, as this may indicate that you have a burst abscess.
While you can’t prepare for a dental emergency, there are a few steps you can take to preserve your teeth when you do. These include:
If you have a knocked-out tooth, carefully rinse the area and try to insert the tooth back into the socket. Gently hold it with sterile gauze until you reach Dr. Kanani’s office for your emergency appointment. If you can’t reinsert the tooth, store it in a cup of milk or saliva, but don’t put it in water.
To care for a cracked tooth, gently clean the area with warm water and use a cold compress to reduce swelling. If possible, locate the piece of the cracked tooth and bring it with you to your appointment in a cup of milk or saliva.
For a severely bitten tongue or lip, gently clean the area with warm water and use a cold compress to reduce swelling and pain. If the pain is extreme, you can take over-the-counter (OTC) anti-inflammatory pain medication.
First, floss out any food that you have stuck in your teeth to see if that relieves your pain. If it doesn’t, try taking OTC anti-inflammatories and apply a cold compress to reduce pain and swelling.
Around the Corner Dental Health Spa is equipped to treat nearly any dental emergency. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book online today.