Emergency Dentistry in Anaheim, CA
Broken or lost teeth not only cause significant discomfort but can be the source of long-term health issues if left untreated. At Southland Dental, Dr. James Lin and our team treat emergencies to alleviate any dental pain and to help patients regain the full function and comfort of their bite.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency call our Anaheim emergency dentist at 714-758-7777.
How to Preserve Damaged or Lost Teeth
While our practice strives to see every patient the same day as their emergency, it is best to take precautions against further damage and to preserve the remaining healthy structure of the tooth. Take the following steps if you have experienced a cracked or broken tooth:
- Gently rinse with saline solution
- Bite down on gauze to stem any bleeding
- Coat sharp corners of damaged tooth with wax
In addition to breaking a tooth, losing a tooth completely due to physical trauma can lead to discomfort. With the proper care, a separated tooth may be placed back into the socket and integrated into the jaw. If a tooth has been completely ejected from your bite, follow these steps:
- Pick up the tooth by the crown, without touching the root
- Rinse the tooth gently under lukewarm water
- Preserve the tooth in milk, saline solution, or inside the cheek
- If possible, place the tooth back in the socket
Alleviating Dental Pain
Southland Dental is not only committed to ensuring patients’ dental health following an emergency, but their immediate comfort as well. We provide prompt treatment to ensure pain associated with a dental emergency is alleviated, and have options for sedation available when necessary.
Once patients are comfortable, we provide a thorough exam to determine the nature of the dental emergency and restore or treat teeth that have been affected.
Aesthetic Restorative Treatments
When restoring teeth or replacing broken or missing teeth, we use durable, cosmetic materials to create a seamless, comfortable smile. Whether an implant-supported restoration is needed to replace a missing tooth or a crown is required to cap a tooth that has cracked, these restorations are matched to the shade of the neighboring teeth and support the full function and comfort of a healthy bite.
Contact Southland Dental Today
Don’t allow yourself or a loved one to continue feeling pain from a dental emergency. Contact Southland Dental and our team today, where we schedule same-day appointments for dental emergencies in Anaheim.