Emergency Dentist Cerritos CA

Emergency Dentist

EMERGENCY DENTIST IN CERRITOS, CA

If you ever have a dental emergency in Southern California, you will be in good hands at Dentist of Cerritos. We are available for your emergency dental needs and keep appointments open for last-minute dental treatments. Our friendly and helpful staff will make you and your family feel at ease.

WHAT IS A DENTAL EMERGENCY?

You may wonder what the difference is between a dental problem that can wait or a full-blown dental emergency. When in doubt, always call us at Dentist of Cerritos so we can advise you. Our number is (562) 414-5064, and you can call us any time of day or night. The types of dental emergencies we treat include:

KNOCKED-OUT TOOTH

A knocked-out tooth needs to be taken care of immediately, within an hour if possible, for the best chances of the tooth being reattached. If we are not available or you are out of town, go directly to your nearest emergency room.

BROKEN OR CHIPPED TOOTH

Come see us right away. We want to be sure that the nerves aren’t exposed and that no serious damage has been done (other than to the visible part of the tooth.)

PAIN OR INFLAMMATION

Pain, especially acute pain, as well as swelling, can indicate something is very wrong. You’ll want a diagnosis as soon as possible, particularly if you have any signs of an abscess such as blood or pus.

OBJECT STUCK IN TEETH OR BRACES

An object stuck in the mouth, gums, teeth, or braces can be very problematic if left to fester. It might feel silly if “all it is” is just a piece of food that got lodged in the wrong place. But if not removed carefully by our skilled Cerritos dentist, it could cause some major problems.

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Emergency Dentist Cerritos CA

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IN A DENTAL EMERGENCY?

Call our office right away at (562) 414-5064, no matter what time it is. We will provide instructions. You can also go to the emergency room if something serious happened like a tooth got knocked out. Rinse off the tooth in clean water but leave the pulp intact and store it in milk if possible if it cannot be put back into the tooth socket. You can also hold the tooth in your mouth with saliva covering it until you see the doctor.

HOW CAN YOU PREVENT DENTAL EMERGENCIES?

Hopefully, you and your family will never experience a dental emergency. They can’t all be prevented, but here are a few ways to reduce your chances:

  • Maintain proper dental hygiene and visit Dentist of Cerritos twice per year for checkups and cleanings.
  • Wear a propermouth guard when playing contact sports such as hockey or boxing.
  • Don’t chew on overly hard foods or items such as ice or popcorn kernels.
  • Reduce sugar intake to lower your risk of cavities and gingivitis.

WHAT DOES A DENTAL EMERGENCY COST?

Don’t let the potential cost of a dental emergency treatment stop you from seeking prompt help when something is amiss with your mouth. In most cases, the fees are actually quite reasonable, and many are covered by insurance. We also offer convenient payment options and financing.

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