Long Beach Dentist for Emergency or Urgent Dental Care
Same-Day appointments now available forEMERGENCY or URGENT DENTAL CARE We are here to take care of patients with teeth emergency for dental surgery, Cracked or fractured tooth, root canal, swelling, toothache, wisdom teeth, nerve pain, teeth pain, throbbing pain, broken tooth, broken crown & bridges, loose crown & bridges, loose fillings, loss tooth, tooth abscess, tooth related Facial swelling, canker sore, bleeding gums, teeth sensitivity, infected teeth and jaw pain. We accept different kinds of dental insurance/dental insurance plans including PPO and Cash patients. Walk-in patient are also welcome
Visit us at Velasquez Dental or call us when you have a teeth emergency
***Go to your dentist regularly to prevent any dental emergency.
*** The Dentist can help when you're in pain ---(Teeth, gums & mouth)
Financing available. If eligible, we're here to help and we offer affordable dental care, low income dental care and and a low cost/price dental treatment.
Major Dental Emergencies:
1. Swelling: Swelling in the mouth is probably the most serious condition that requires attention, specially if it comes with fever and/or difficulty swallowing & breathing. Facial swelling associated with dental cavities, infection and boil needs immediate treatment.
2. Toothache: Toothache can be caused by a cavity, advanced gum problem, gum recession, root exposure, root caries, root infection due to bone loss and deep cavity that has penetrated the nerve of the tooth. These are the reasons why you need to go to your dentist immediately so you can get it check.
3. Loss of a Tooth: When a tooth is avulsed (knocked out from the socket) due to trauma. It is necessary to remember to call your dentist immediately and make sure to preserve the tooth cleaning it properly and put it in a closed container filled with milk. Go to your dentist as soon as possible.
4. Cracked/ Fractured Tooth: When you bite down with a racked tooth you will feel a sharp pain. It quickly disappear and perhaps you ignore it. You avoid certain foods or chew on one side of your mouth. Does this sound familiar? you may have a cracked tooth. A cracked tooth can result from many causes. An accident such as a blow to the mouth, grinding and clenching your teeth, an uneven pressure or stress on a tooth may lead to a crack. Teeth that have lost a significant portion of tooth structure through aging, wear or large fillings maybe be brittle and susceptible to cracking. Exposing tooth enamel to extreme changes in temperatures, such as eating hot food and drinking ice water, and chewing on hard objects or food such as nuts can contribute to cracking. A crack may appear as hairline fracture, running vertically along the tooth. A crack often is invisible to the eye and may not show on x-ray, which can make the diagnosis difficult. You may not even be able to tell which tooth hurts or whether the pain is from a top or bottom tooth. You can help your dentist which tooth is causing the problem by noting when and where you have sensitivity to heat or cold, to sweet, sour or sticky food and approximately where the pain is when you are chewing. A cracked tooth hurts because the pressure of biting cause the crack to open. When you stop biting, the pressure is released and a sharp pain results as the crack quickly closes. Even though the crack maybe microscopic, when it opens, the pulp inside the tooth may become irritated. The pulp is a soft tissue that contains the tooth's nerves and blood vessels. If the crack irritates the pulp, the tooth may become sensitive to extreme temperatures. If the pulp becomes damaged or diseased as a result of the crack, root canal treatment maybe necessary to save the tooth. Depending on the size and location of the crack, your dentist may restore the tooth with bonding, an onlay, or a crown. A severely cracked tooth may need extraction. Your dentist will determine the best treatment for you. Tiny cracks are common and usually do not cause problems. Regular dental checkups are important. They allow the dentist to diagnose and treat problems in the early stage. If you continue to have pain, avoid chewing on that side of your mouth and see your dentist for an exam. 5. Loss of Filling: Loss of filling can be bothersome, either it leaves you with a big hole and sharp edges that's irritating to your tongue, cheeks or soft tissues of the mouth. A temporary solution can be done by packing a temporary cement like Temp-Aid (available from any drug store or pharmacy) until you can go to your dentist, otherwise just leave it open, keep it clean and go to your dentist immediately. 6. Broken Denture:Broken denture can be uncomfortable and it can cause damage to the ridge (existing bone) or irritating to the gums and the tongue so go to your dentist as soon as possible to get it fix. In some cases, broken denture is caused by an old ill or loosefitting appliance. Over the years, dentures get worn down on the chewing surfaces but it doesn't change on the tissue side of the denture.As we age, our bone and gums change from constant chewing which then causes the denture to become loose, prone to fracture and eventually break. In this case although it may not seem to be an urgent situation, you still need to go to your dentist. 7.Broken / Loose Crown or bridge: Broken crown or bridge can be a chipped porcelain on a PFM (porcelain fused to metal) or fractured porcelain on a full porcelain crown. This causes irritation to the tongue and soft tissues, it need to be checked,fixed and/or replaced by your dentist. Loose crowns can also cause further damage if you don't attend to it immediately. One of the many reasons why crown or bridge loosens is the presence of a recurrent cavity underneath it or around the margins of the crown where the tooth and the crown meets. It is best that you get it checked as soon as you can.