Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergencies can occur at any time. As dental health professionals, Dr. Abri knows that we are obligated to follow through and assist you in a medical emergency. The “Good Samaritan” law tells us that we must ethically do all that we can do within our limitations.

What should I do in an event of a dental emergency?
Please call the practice immediately so that we can arrange your appointment as early and convenient for you as possible.

What should I do to cure a toothache?

If you are suffering from a painful toothache, something is wrong and requires attention. Contact us immediately. Painkillers such as Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen are recommended; do not exceed the maximum dose.

What should I do if I have a swelling?
Swellings are caused by an infection. Contact us immediately to receive treatment or antibiotics.

What should I do if I have fractured my tooth?
Fractured teeth can usually be restored so there is no need to panic. If the tooth is painful, avoid hot or cold foods and avoid eating or biting on that side i.e. relieve the tooth from extreme temperatures and pressure. Painkillers such as Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen may help. Pain free treatment is usually available by contacting us early.

What if I have lost a crown?
Keep your crown safe so it can be re-cemented as soon as possible to avoid further damage and the need for root canal treatment. Contact us immediately.

What if I have knocked a tooth out?

  • Tooth needs to be re-implanted into its socket immediately.
  • Try not to handle tooth root too much to protect the fibres around the root surface.
  • If possible, place tooth back into the socket and splint in place with silver paper.
  • DO NOT place tooth in water.
  • DO place tooth in cold milk or on one side of your mouth between your teeth and cheeks
  • Contact us immediately

 

What if I have broken my denture?
Broken dentures can usually be repaired relatively easily. Please resist the temptation to glue them together your self as this often makes a repair very difficult. Contact us to organize the repair.

Remember, for all dental emergencies, please call the practice immediately so that we can arrange your appointment as early and convenient for you as possible.

Preventing Emergencies

Our dental staff in the Los Angeles and Valencia dental offices can help prevent potential medical problems by having each patient complete an updated medical history. By having the patient provide any changes in health status, as well as changes in his or her prescription medication, potential problems can be avoided.

Knowledge of any chronic disorders, allergies, heart problems, and current medications allow our dentists to plan individual dental treatment based on your specific needs. Your medical history is very important to us, and we want to be alert to any of your health problems.

Our Los Angeles and Valencia dental office has emergency supplies and drug kits that are readily accessible anytime an emergency may occur. We routinely check supplies for quality to determine that they are in working condition.

 

Available at our Los Angeles dental offices conveniently located in Beverly Hills, Valencia and Burbank.