Dental Emergency Van Nuys
Do you know what to do if you have a dental emergency in Van Nuys? Any emergency can be a scary event, and regular emergency rooms are not usually equipped to handle dental emergencies. If you have a dental emergency, we can help. We can stabilize your tooth or soft tissue injury and get you back on the road to dental health.
Common dental emergencies include:
• A knocked-out tooth:
This is a true dental emergency in Van Nuys. If you have a knocked-out tooth, rinse any debris from the tooth, and place it in a tooth preservation kit or between the cheek and gum if you cannot easily put it back in its socket. Do not put the tooth in water. See our expert in dental emergency in Van Nuys just as soon as possible to save the tooth.
• A dislocated tooth:
A tooth can be pushed deeper into or partially out of its socket. This emergency can lead to the loss of the tooth if it is not promptly treated. The tooth may need a root canal treatment, and it will need to be stabilized so that it can become anchored by the bone again.
• An abscessed tooth:
An abscessed tooth can be extremely painful, and while you may be able to wait for regular office hours, the pain may be more than you can bear. A root canal treatment and antibiotics can alleviate the pain until the tooth can be permanently restored.
Before a dental emergency occurs, you can be better prepared by having a dental emergency kit on hand. Your kit should include some basics such as a tooth preservation kit, a filling repair kit, some gauze, nitrile gloves, salt packs to make a saltwater rinse, dental floss to work out any food or debris that has gotten stuck beneath the gumline, a cool pack, and tea bags to help stop bleeding. You can also keep a phone number for our expert in dental emergency in Van Nuys in your emergency kit.
Reduce your risk of suffering from a dental emergency in Van Nuys by practicing good dental hygiene and scheduling routine dental checkups as recommended. Wear a mouthguard during contact sports and a night guard if you grind your teeth. Do not bite your nails, chew on ice, or bite or chew anything that is not food or that is particularly hard.
Call us today to learn more or to schedule your appointment with our dentist in Van Nuys.
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