Emergency Dentists in Los Gatos
Dental emergencies happen in the blink of an eye leaving you scared, in pain, and desperate for relief. At Los Gatos Dental Group, we want to be the practice you turn to for the support and skilled care you need most during this difficult time. If you or a family member is experiencing severe dental damage or pain, contact our Los Gatos location right away! If your call falls within regular business hours, we’ll be able to provide treatment on the same day so that your recovery starts right away. We make every effort to see emergencies as soon as possible. Please understand that we already have a full schedule and will do our best to squeeze you in, but there may be some waiting times while we attend to others who have previously scheduled appointments. If you are in pain, we can usually get you numb quickly, so at least you are out of pain. If it is after hours or on the weekend, please call the office. The recorded message will have instructions on how to reach our answering service, and they will get you in touch with one of the doctors. Here are some helpful tips for what to do during the most common dental emergencies we see.
Do you still have the tooth? Only hold it by the white portion (the crown) – don’t touch the root, if you can help it. If the tooth is dirty, rinse it carefully and then place it back into its original socket holding it in place. If this isn’t possible, either hold the tooth in your cheek or place it in a cup of milk, not water. Your goal is to not let the tooth dry out! Time is of the essence in this situation, so contact our office right away to schedule an emergency appointment. Once you arrive, we determine whether reattaching the tooth is possible.
If significant pieces of the tooth have been detached, gather them and bring them with you to our Los Gatos location. In the meantime, a cold compress held against the appropriate cheek should help reduce swelling.
A stuck piece of food or foreign debris could be causing the discomfort. Rinse and floss thoroughly to dislodge anything. Don’t place an aspirin on the gum tissue or tooth, as this could cause burning. If the discomfort continues, reach out to Los Gatos Dental Group right away.
If you’re experiencing heavy oral bleeding or a broken jaw, don’t wait – go straight to your nearest emergency room. After your initial care, our team can assist you with correcting any damaged or lost teeth you suffered in the accident. Contact our Los Gatos, CA practice today to schedule an emergency appointment! We see people from Cupertino, Campbell, San Jose, Saratoga, and other surrounding areas.