If you need an emergency dentist, residents of Santa Ana, CA and surrounding communities should know that they can count on the award-winning team at OC Dental. We provide same-day emergency dentist appointments because we know that a dental emergency can be both painful and distressing.
When you call our office please make sure to mention that you do need an emergency dental appointment, so we put you in front of the line and will give you a free exam and X-Ray.
The key to saving a tooth in the event of a dental emergency is having it treated promptly. At OC Dental, we are proud to offer same-day emergency dental care in Santa Ana, CA. If your emergency occurs outside of office hours, feel free to give us a call anyway – we may still be able to see you or refer you to another practice. We also offer Saturday hours to fit our patients’ schedules and needs. Until you are able to receive treatment, there are steps you can take in order to give your tooth or teeth a good chance of being saved.
BROKEN, CHIPPED, OR CRACKED TOOTH
A tooth that is broken in some way could be susceptible to infection, so it is important to keep it as clean as possible. Rinse your mouth with warm saltwater. Apply a cold compress to the face. Recover any tooth fragments, if possible, and bring them to the dentist’s office wrapped in wet gauze or a wet towel. You can apply a dental cement over the affected area to help alleviate pain and preserve the tooth.
BITTEN TONGUE OR LIP
Clean the area with a wet cloth and use a cold compress to help with any swelling.
Move the jaw as little as possible. It could help to wrap a tie or scarf around the head to keep the jaw in place.
A toothache is another common complaint that could be considered a dental emergency. Toothaches can have many causes, so it’s a good idea to see your dentist soon to have the problem diagnosed and treated promptly.
If you suffer from a dental emergency, OC Dental is available in Santa Ana, CA to offer same-day emergency dental care.