Emergency Dentist in Santa Rosa
Dental emergencies can be overwhelming, especially if you do not have a clear idea of how to treat the accident while waiting to see the dentist. Whether you’ve knocked out a tooth during a sports game, or chipped an existing restoration, emergency treatments are essential at saving the health of the tooth and alleviating pain. At Sai Dental Care, we provide emergency dentistry in Santa Rosa. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, contact
our practice immediately at (707) 575-1000 to schedule an appointment.
What are Dental Emergencies?
There are various types of dental emergencies and each requires care to protect damaged teeth and alleviate pain as you wait for an appointment with our Santa Rosa emergency dentists.
Knocked Out Tooth – also known as an avulsed tooth, this occurs when a tooth is dislodged from its socket. If you still have the tooth, make sure to hold it delicately and clean it of any dirt. With an intact tooth, one that has no cracks or chips, it is possible to place it back into its socket. If you are unable to do so, place the tooth into a cell growth solution like Save-A-Tooth® or small container of milk until you can see your dentist. Knocked out teeth have the highest probability of being saved if you see a dentist and return the tooth back into its socket properly within 1 hour of the accident that dislodged it.
Lost Fillings and Crowns – If your restoration has fallen out, you should make an appointment with our emergency dentists as soon as possible and bring the crown with you. If you can’t see the dentist right away, you can re-attach the crown or filling with temporary dental cement, which can be purchased at some pharmacy stores.
Broken Braces and Wires - While broken brackets and wires are uncomfortable, you can utilize the orthodontic wax given to you during your appointment to ease discomfort until your appliance can be fixed, If possible, move the broken wire into a position where it cannot cut and poke your cheeks, tongue, and gums.
Abscessed Teeth – If you’ve noticed a dark and discolored tooth in your smile, you may need a root canal treatment. Deeply discolored teeth, usually grey in tone, indicate dead dental pulp in the inner chamber of your tooth. The bacteria that lead to the decay can spread to form abscesses, which appear as a small pimple near the gum line. If you are feeling any pain from a dental infection, rinse your mouth with a salt water solution several times a day and seek immediate treatment.
Experiencing a Dental Emergency? Contact Us Today
Drs. Sharma and Vinay, and the staff at Sai Dental Care are here to provide pain relieving treatments that focus on saving the health of your tooth. Whether you have an infection or a cracked tooth, we actively treat the damage to restore your smile. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, call our Santa Rosa dental practice today.