Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Los Gatos Dental Care

Cosmetic & Family Dentist located in Los Gatos, CA

If there’s a pressing issue with your tooth or the soft tissue in your mouth, Los Gatos Dental Care is here to help. Skip the trip to the emergency room (and the inevitable long wait) and instead head to their office in Los Gatos, California. As experts in emergency dentistry, their highly trained team is ready to serve you. Call them or schedule your appointment online today.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

This type of dental care is exactly what it sounds like: dental treatment when your mouth has undergone some sort of trauma. Dental emergencies can arise while playing a sport, but just because you’re not an athlete doesn’t mean you won’t ever have the need for this type of dental care. Biting into a piece of too-hard food can be enough to do serious damage to your teeth, as can an automobile accident or other trauma. 

When should I seek emergency dental attention?

When it comes to your teeth, it can be hard to know what constitutes a dental emergency versus what can wait until a convenient time to visit Los Gatos Dental Care. Generally, a chipped tooth or a small crack in the tooth isn’t pressing and doesn’t require immediate treatment. 

When the damage to your tooth is any more significant, however, fast dental treatment can mean the difference between saving and losing the tooth. Get emergency treatment at Los Gatos Dental Care when:

  • Your tooth has been knocked out of your mouth
  • Your tooth has a large crack
  • A large piece of the tooth has broken off

The staff at Los Gatos Dental Care is highly trained and experienced in emergency dental care. They take every step possible to preserve your natural tooth.

What do I do if my tooth is knocked out?

If your tooth has been knocked out, it’s important to act fast. Pick up your tooth by the crown and not the root. Then, rinse your tooth in clean water. You should attempt to replace the tooth in the socket, or, you can put it into a cup of milk.

Bring the tooth with you when you visit Los Gatos Dental Care. In some cases, the team will be able to save your lost tooth. 

When you face a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to call Los Gatos Dental Care. If you want to get to know their team before an emergency arises, call the office or schedule your visit online.

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