Oral health emergencies are hard to endure, but patients at our Riverside, CA dentist’s office can be happy to know that treatment is readily available. We want the people who come to us for general dental care to know that they are not on their own if they suffer a dental injury, or if they find themselves with an alarming amount of dental pain. By bringing you in for urgent care, we can see what the cause of your problem is and determine how it can be addressed before the situation worsens. We are also prepared to restore the affected tooth so that you remain confident in your smile.
A Badly Injured Smile Can Be Treated Through Emergency Dental Work
Emergency dental services are available for patients who suffer dental injuries. Because you have the ability to arrange care on short notice, you do not have to go to an emergency room if you have broken one tooth – or several – after an accident. (With that said, the emergency room is the appropriate place if your injury has also affected your general health.) When you arrive, we can take a careful look at the problem and determine the most conservative approach to fully restoring your oral health and smile.
We Can Restore Teeth That Are Broken, Chipped, Or Cracked
Chipped, cracked, and broken teeth can call for more than just the restoration of their appearances. A tooth injury can lead to an infection, or cause internal damage that has to be addressed. Through root canal treatment, your dentist can make sure that there are no lingering internal problems that might be affecting your oral health. After performing this work, we can place a permanent dental crown over a tooth so that it remains safe and supported.
If an injury has not led to internal problems, a root canal procedure can be avoided. Depending on the severity of damage to the tooth, we may even be able to move forward with more conservative cosmetic dental work. However, this will not be recommended if the damage has affected your bite function.
Taking Care Of An Injury That Leaves You With Missing Teeth
If an accident causes you a tooth, or multiple teeth, we will have to evaluate you to determine if the problem will lead to prosthetic dental work. Carefully handle a lost tooth by its crown, and keep it moist in milk or water (with a small amount of salt added). If the tooth cannot be recovered, or if the damage is too serious, we can discuss the placement of a dental bridge to close the gap left in its absence.
Our Riverside, CA Dentist’s Office Can Help You During An Oral Health Emergency
Our Riverside, CA dentist’s office is prepared to help patients who find themselves in need of urgent dental work. To learn more about our services, or to contact one of our locations closest to you, we can be reached at the following:
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.
Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.