Emergency Dental Clinic Los Angeles & West Hollywood, CA

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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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.



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.



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.



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.



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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Emergency dentistry provides urgent dental care to patients who experience sudden, severe dental pain or trauma to their teeth, gums, or mouth. It involves immediately diagnosing and treating dental emergencies such as broken or knocked-out teeth, severe toothaches, infections, abscesses, and other dental injuries. Emergency dentistry is vital for patients requiring urgent dental care who cannot wait for a regular dental appointment.

The cost of emergency dental care can vary depending on several factors, such as the severity of the dental emergency, the location of the dental clinic, and the type of treatment needed. The cost of an emergency dental visit can range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars, depending on the complexity of the procedure. Many dental insurance plans cover emergency dental care, but it is best to confirm your coverage with your insurance provider. If you don’t have dental insurance, some emergency dentists offer financing options or payment plans to help make emergency dental care more affordable.

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