At Jonathan C. Wang DDS Inc., we are here to help you, as soon as possible when you suddenly find yourself experiencing an uncomfortable or painful dental emergency. We know that something as simple as a broken tooth or toothache can cause you significant discomfort.
Dental pain can have multiple origins. To pinpoint the exact cause of your pain, it is important to see a dentist. Whatever the reason behind your dental issue, if you need a dentist located in Pleasanton, CA, we are here to help. Everyone at our practice is dedicated to relieving discomfort and restoring your smile.
Common Dental Emergency Tips
Dental injuries should not be overlooked. If you ignore them, you increase the risk of permanent damage or expensive future treatment. It is best to call Dr. Jonathan C. Wang right away.
See below for some of the most frequently occurring dental emergencies and how you can deal with them while still contacting Dr. Wang:
If you are suffering from a toothache, rinse your mouth thoroughly with warm salt water. Try to take out any food particles that may have accumulated between your teeth by flossing.If there is also swelling of your cheek or jaw, you MUST SEE A DENTIST IMMEDIATELY since some swellings can lead to life-threatening situations.
Broken or Chipped Tooth
Make sure to preserve all parts of the broken or chipped teeth. Rinse your mouth using warm salt water and keep the pieces moist in water.
To increase the chance of saving your tooth, please call Dr. Wang immediately. Immediately place the tooth ideally in cold milk and pack that container in ice if possible. If milk is not available, use cold water.
Remember, do NOT attempt to clean the tooth root by scrubbing any dirt off. Do NOT hold the root of the tooth with anything. There are cells on the root that are critical to the successful replantation of your tooth.
Missing Crown or Filling
If your crown has fallen off, it can lead to severe pain and potentially cause an infection. When Dr. Wang sees you for an appointment, he will diagnose your condition thoroughly by discussing your treatment options and provide treatment to relieve any pain/discomfort you may have at this time.
An abscess is a painful infection that occurs within the nerve of your tooth or between the gum and tooth surface. It requires prompt treatment to ensure the infection does not spread through your gums and teeth to other parts of your body.