Emergency Dentistry

Sac Dentist

General Dentistry & Family Dentistry located in Sacramento, CA

A mouth wound, cracked tooth, or knocked-out teeth are all emergency situations that should have you headed to an emergency dentist immediately. If you live in or near Sacramento, California, visit Sac Dentist. Their team of dental experts are here to take care of the emergency dental needs of everyone in your family. Call the office nearest you at the first sign of a dental emergency. You can also use the convenient online booking system to schedule your appointment.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What does an emergency dentist do?

Emergency dentists treat oral injuries and pain that need to be fixed or addressed immediately. Emergency dental situations usually involve saving knocked-out or broken teeth. Coming into Sac Dentist within 30 minutes of your tooth or mouth injury could mean the difference between saving or losing the tooth.

Is it time to call an emergency dentist?

It's never a bad idea to find emergency dental care if you're concerned about a severe oral injury or condition for yourself or a member of your family. These types of situations are generally considered dental emergencies:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • A loose permanent tooth
  • Severe tooth or mouth pain
  • Bleeding inside your mouth from your gums, cheeks, or tongue
  • An injury to your mouth or face
  • Swelling in your mouth, gums, or tongue
  • A severely cracked or broken tooth
  • A cut or tear on your lips

You may not be dealing with a dental emergency if you chip a tooth but it doesn't appear as if you'll lose the tooth entirely. With that said, don't hesitate to speak with one of Sac Dentist's experienced dentists. They'll explain how to handle your tooth until you can visit the office.

How should I handle a knocked-out tooth?

Act quickly, and there's a good chance you can save a knocked-out tooth. Without immediate dental care, there's a chance you'll lose the tooth. In this situation, clean both the injured tooth and inside your mouth. Rinse your mouth and tooth with warm water, being careful not to touch the tooth by the roots.

Gently handle the tooth by the crown (top) as you rinse it. If possible, try to place it back into the socket in your gum where it came out. Bite down softly on a gauze pad to hold the tooth in place until you can get to Sac Dentist. Call the office right away or have someone call for you who can explain the situation.

If the tooth cannot go back into the empty socket, hold the tooth in your mouth next to your cheek or keep it in a glass of milk. The moisture will help prevent the roots from drying out. When you're facing a dental emergency, call Sac Dentist for expert assistance.