Pain or Inflammation
Pain, especially acute pain, as well as swelling, can indicate that something is very wrong. You’ll want a diagnosis as quickly as possible, particularly if you have any signs of an abscess, such as blood, pus, or bumps on the gums.
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 (like a popcorn kernel). But if not removed carefully by your Cerritos emergency dentist, it could cause some major problems, including a bacterial infection and abscess.
Loss of a Crown or Bridge
If you have a temporary or permanent bridge or crown that pops off, we want to know about it. If we don’t replace the restoration, the teeth will start to shift (this happens very quickly!). Before you know it, the crown/bridge doesn’t fit anymore. Remaking a crown or bridge is not cheap but if we can cement it back on as soon as possible, we can prevent this unexpected cost.