Emergency Dentist

The success of any dental procedure depends on many factors, including the patient’s oral health, lifestyle, medications being taken, and whether home care instructions are carefully followed. Sometimes accidents can break or dislodge something.

Be familiar with the following categories of dental emergency so that you can quickly get the help you need:

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Strong Pain and Swelling Outside Office Hours

If over-the-counter pain relievers don’t work, call us and the doctors’ exchange will connect you with Los Angeles dentist Dr. Elyassi to write a prescription for something stronger or antibiotics and will call it into your pharmacy. He will then schedule you for the next day when the office is open. Even though you may have heard that as a home remedy you can put an aspirin directly on your teeth and gums, it is not advisable.

Broken Baby Tooth

Clean your child’s mouth with warm salt water and make sure your child has no signs of other facial injuries. Check to make sure the tooth is a baby tooth and not an adult tooth. If you think there is a chance it is an adult tooth, put it in milk and bring it with you when you bring your child in to Wilshire Smile Studio.

Knocked-out Adult Tooth

You will need to act quickly to save the tooth. First, hold the tooth by the top (not the roots) and try to put it back in its socket. If you can’t do that, put the tooth in milk or hold it gently in your mouth between your cheek and gum until you can get to our office.

Tooth Pushed or Knocked Out of Alignment

Don’t try to push the tooth back into place yourself—you don’t want to risk shifting the alignment of your other teeth. Call us for an emergency appointment and take over-the-counter pain medication until you can come in.

Loss of a Crown or Abutment

Don’t worry! A little petroleum jelly (such as Vaseline) or a denture adhesive gel can help. Put a little bit inside the crown, put it back over the tooth (which should be easy because it only fits on one way), and then bite down gradually. That should hold it in place until you can come into the office.

And remember: the best way to avoid dental emergencies is to come in for check-ups regularly and to take good care of your teeth and gums.

If you have questions, call Los Angeles dentist Dr. Elyassi and the friendly experts at Wilshire Smile Studio during office hours Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 323 – DENTIST.

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