Mountainside Dental Group Performs Emergency Dental Services
Mountainside Dental Group has served residents of Yucaipa, CA and La Quinta, CA and the surrounding area for more than a decade, providing a wide range of dental services. Among our specialties is emergency dentistry. Our ability to immediately care for patients with sudden dental issues helped us earn national acclaim. Our entire team is committed to friendly customer service and high-quality dental care. Call us today to learn more about the scope of our emergency dental services.
Understanding What Constitutes a Dental Emergency
Our team at Mountainside Dental Group can treat all kinds of dental emergencies, but it is important to understand what a dental emergency is before visiting. Many individuals with toothaches or tooth sensitivities would be better served by scheduling an appointment for our award-winning general dentistry services. However, dental emergencies require immediate treatment. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), these tooth injuries include cracks, chips, and avulsions. Dental emergencies may also include tooth abscesses from cavities that have not been treated and various soft tissue injuries to one’s lips or tongue.
Dental Emergency Preparation
Dental emergencies can happen at any time. You can take precautions to help prevent them, but they are unfortunate life circumstances that you cannot always avoid. Wearing a mouthguard during physical activities and abstaining from chewing ice or hard candy may lower your risk of a dental emergency, but we also recommend being prepared just in case. It is prudent to keep a small dental first aid kit nearby. This kit should include a small container with a lid to hold any teeth that are knocked out, acetaminophen to reduce pain on the way to visit Mountainside Dental Group, and gauze to help control bleeding.
What to Do in the Event of a Dental Emergency
If you or a loved one experiences a dental emergency, call Mountainside Dental Group right away. We can handle the treatment for each member of your family, regardless of age. We always set aside time in our busy schedule to be able to treat patients who need immediate assistance. After you call to alert our team to your issue, be sure to gently rinse your mouth with warm water or a saline solution to lower your chances of unforeseen infections and consider applying a cold compress to the affected area to reduce swelling.
Treatment for Dental Emergencies in Yucaipa and La Quinta, CA
As soon as you arrive at our clinic in Yucaipa, CA and La Quinta, CA, our dental professionals will assess your dental emergency and determine a treatment plan. We will begin by helping relieve your pain and discomfort. Once you feel better, we will discuss ways to care for cracked teeth, teeth that have been knocked out of your mouth, infections, and more. Potential treatment options include:
If your tooth has been knocked out, we may be able to put it back in place. Bring it to us when you visit for treatment so that we can attempt to reinsert it. The chances of being able to put your tooth back in place are significantly higher if you visit us within 30 minutes of your accident.
In some instances, Mountainside Dental Group can repair cracked or chipped teeth using restorations such as fillings, implants or crowns. If your tooth is too damaged for such a treatment, we can extract it and begin work on a bridge that will fill the space left by the now-missing tooth.
Tooth abscesses result from cavities that have not been treated. Essentially, they are severe infections that cause considerable pain and significant harm to your oral health. To help alleviate any pain associated with an abscess, we can make a small cut to drain the pus and relieve pressure. Sometimes, a root canal may be necessary to remedy the issue.
Call Mountainside Dental Group for Emergency Dental Services
Just as you have your primary care physician saved in your contacts list for physical injuries, you should keep Mountainside Dental Group’s number handy for when a dental emergency becomes a reality. If you or your child suffers a tooth avulsion, cracked tooth, or painful abscess, seek our assistance immediately. By treating your problem quickly, we can minimize further damage and procedures. We proudly serve patients from Yucaipa, CA and La Quinta, CA and the surrounding area, so contact us today with any dental concerns.