Dental Emergencies

General Dentistry in Burbank, Ca

Dental Emergencies services offered in Burbank, CA

Dental emergencies require immediate attention. At Green California Dental Group in Burbank, California, general dentist Varand Kerikorian, DDS, specializes in diagnosing and treating dental emergencies. He offers same-day care for toothaches, oral abscesses, and damaged restorations. Call the office or use the online booking feature today to make an appointment.

Dental Emergencies Q & A

What are dental emergencies?

Dental emergencies are oral health problems requiring immediate treatment. If you get hit in the mouth and lose a tooth or have a severe toothache that keeps you from eating, contact Green California Dental Group promptly. The sooner you take action, the sooner you’ll feel better.  

What are some common dental emergencies?

At Green California Dental Group, the providers treat dental emergencies, including:

  • Cracked and chipped teeth
  • Knocked-out permanent teeth
  • Damaged dental restorations
  • Broken orthodontic appliances
  • Cuts that won’t stop bleeding
  • Severe toothaches
  • Swollen, puffy gums

You could also benefit from emergency dentistry if you get something stuck between your teeth, like a toothpick or a piece of food.  

What should I do if there’s a dental emergency?

If you or a loved one has a dental emergency, it’s crucial to stay calm and act quickly. Here are three common scenarios, including recommendations:   Loss of a permanent tooth If you lose a permanent tooth, pick the tooth up carefully by the crown and rinse it off in tap water. After gently cleaning off any dirt or debris, put your tooth back in its socket. If your mouth continues bleeding, put your tooth inside a glass of milk and call Green California Dental Group.   Severe toothache Most toothaches respond to at-home remedies, like taking anti-inflammatory medication or applying an ice pack to your cheek. If your symptoms continue or get worse, contact Green California Dental Group. Your provider can schedule a same-day appointment and identify the underlying cause.   Tongue bite Call Green California Dental Group immediately if you bite your tongue, and it won’t stop bleeding. The staff can make recommendations to reduce swelling and discomfort and prevent infection.  

Is there any way to prevent dental emergencies?

There’s no way to entirely prevent dental emergencies, but you can reduce your risk by practicing good oral hygiene. Green California Dental Group recommends brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing regularly, and visiting the office every six months for preventive teeth cleaning. You should also avoid bad habits that might damage your enamel, like nail-biting, chewing on ice cubes, or opening packages with your teeth. Call Green California Dental Group or book an appointment online today to receive treatment for dental emergencies.