Dental emergencies refer to oral injuries that affect the teeth, gums and other oral tissues. These emergencies can be serious and may lead to major dental problems as well as permanent damage if they are not promptly addressed. Our emergency dentists offer skilled emergency dental care for a variety of dental emergencies, including:
- Chipped and broken teeth
- Knocked-out teeth
- Dislodged teeth
- Loose or broken brackets, bands and wires
- Lost fillings and crowns
- Soft tissue injuries
Most of these injuries can be handed noninvasively, but some may need to be surgically treated. You may need an emergency root canal for an abscess, infection or severe tooth damage. Dental surgery may also be needed for a luxated or knocked-out tooth. In some cases, soft tissue injuries may also benefit from dental surgery, and severely damaged teeth may need to be extracted. Most people recover quickly and without complication after dental surgery, but you may need to take it easy for a few days. We will provide you with aftercare instructions to minimize the risk of complications.
Regardless of the type of emergency, quick action may mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth. Call us to schedule an appointment with our emergency dental surgeon in Los Angeles.