Beaumont Cherry Valley Dental
Daniel Park, DDS
Cosmetic and General Dentist located in Beaumont, CA
When you're in severe tooth pain or have experienced tooth loss or injury, you can't afford to wait days for an appointment. Immediate medical care can prevent a treatable issue from becoming a major problem. The team at Beaumont Cherry Valley Dental in Beaumont, California, led by Daniel Park, DDS, offers emergency dentistry—same-day dental appointments when it matters most. If you have a dental emergency, call the practice right away or click the appointment request button.
Emergency Dentistry Q & A
What is emergency dentistry?
Emergency dentistry is a type of treatment for when you need immediate dental attention to ease pain and provide the best possible chance of saving your tooth.
In situations like this, leaving it untreated for even a day could lead to severe deterioration in your oral health.
How do I know if I need emergency dentistry?
Most times, tooth pain can wait a day or two until you can get a dental appointment. Other times, however, the damage to the tooth or mouth is so severe you need immediate treatment to avoid it from getting worse. These instances include:
Even if a tooth comes out cleanly, you will have damaged nerves, tissues, and blood vessels. If you receive treatment within an hour, the tissue may still grow and support the tooth once again.
Broken or cracked tooth
A broken or cracked tooth becomes unstable. If the tooth cracks into the root, it can also cause nerve pain.
A tooth can dislodge because of injury or decay. With prompt action, Dr. Park can attempt to reposition the tooth and stabilize it.
Lost crown or filling
A lost crown or filling can expose the nerve beneath, making it hypersensitive. The sooner you see your dentist, the sooner he can replace the crown and repair any damage.
It can be tempting to try to temporarily fix your dental emergency yourself until you can get to the office, but never do this — you could harm yourself even further and cause more damage.
What is pediatric emergency dentistry?
A child’s dental needs differ from an adult’s. They lose their first teeth from the age of 5 or 6 and continue to do so until they turn 12, so any mouth trauma could affect their permanent teeth if not addressed.
Children need emergency care for the same reasons an adult does, but for other reasons too. These reasons include if their tooth has pushed up into the jawbone, if they have a persistent toothache, or if a tooth has turned black.
If your child has hurt their cheek, tongue, or lip, or has received a head or jaw injury, take them to an emergency room for immediate attention.
Dr. Park truly cares about his patients. If you have a dental emergency, call Beaumont Cherry Valley Dental or request an appointment through this website.