El Monte Emergency Dentis
A dental emergency is a serious issue and should be given immediate treatment. Just a few hours can make a big difference when saving a tooth. At the offices of Dr. Alfsonso Martinez, DDS, our El Monte emergency dentist
caters to patients seeking emergency dental care, or who have had teeth that are damaged or knocked out. Broken teeth should be fixed as quickly as possible, because the tooth only has a few hours before it begins to die. Dental emergencies are best treated in a timely manner and as soon as possible because of their sensitive nature.
If a tooth has been knocked out it should be kept moist or put back in the socket without hurting the root. For cracked teeth, the mouth should be rinsed immediately with warm water and a compress put on the face to reduce any swelling before our El Monte emergency dentist
begins work on it. Those with a broken jaw should apply a cold compress before going to our emergency dental care office or an emergency room immediately. If you have an object stuck in your tooth, use floss to try to remove it. If it doesn’t come out, it can cause an infection, which is considered a dental emergency.
Toothaches may not be cause for a dental emergency, but they may be painful enough to warrant a trip to the dentist. In this case, patients can try rinsing the mouth with warm water and using dental floss to remove the food inside the teeth. Before contacting us to make an appointment with our El Monte emergency dentist
, see if you can follow some of these steps in order to help save your teeth from further damage. Damage may mean permanent loss of the tooth, or damage to the bone or gum.
Alfsonso Martinez DDS
11733 Valley Blvd. Suite A
El Monte, CA 91732
By Alfonso E. Martinez DDS, Inc.
June 24, 2017