Emergency Dentistry

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If you’ve got a dental emergency in Lakewood and Los Alamitos, it’s imperative that you get help from an experienced dentist right away. Dr. Nancy William is here for you. At Restore Health Dentistry, we offer same-day emergency care for all of our patients. Learn more below, or give us a call at (562) 866-0406 to get help right away.

WHAT IS A DENTAL EMERGENCY?

A dental emergency is any condition that’s causing you serious oral pain, discomfort, and bleeding, and this includes more things than you may think! Oral injuries, such as a knocked-out tooth, a broken tooth, or cuts to your mouth are obvious emergencies.

But even a toothache, a pulled-out piece of dental work, or a piece of food lodged between your teeth can count as an emergency. Not sure if you need to get care right away? Call to discuss your situation with our team.

SCHEDULING AN EMERGENCY APPOINTMENT

All you need to do to schedule an emergency appointment is call Restore Health Dentistry at (562) 936-0071. We do accept walk-ins at our office.

However, we ask that you call ahead when possible, particularly if you need a same-day appointment. This will allow us to prepare for your visit, see you sooner, and make sure you get the emergency dental care you need in Lakewood.

WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT

Wondering what to do after you’ve scheduled your emergency appointment at Restore Health Dentistry? Here are 3 simple steps to take.

  • Recover tooth or dental work – If your tooth is knocked out, recover it by grabbing the top (crown). Do not touch the tooth root, since it’s very delicate. Rinse the tooth if necessary, and put it in a small container of cold milk to keep it moist. Loose or pulled-out dental work can simply be put into a small plastic container or bag. It does not need to be kept moist.
  • Control bleeding – You can use a clean paper towel, gauze, or cotton balls to absorb blood, if present. Apply gentle but firm pressure to the area if it’s bleeding heavily. Bleeding should slow within 30-60 minutes.
  • Treat pain and discomfort – You can take medication like ibuprofen or naproxen to help with your pain. Applying an ice pack to the cheek near the affected area can also help numb the area and control swelling. Remember that the above steps are only temporary solutions. As soon as you can, you need to come to Restore Health Dentistry. Even if you’re early for your appointment, we may be able to treat you sooner. So don’t delay, and make sure you come and see Dr. William ASAP!

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Even if you’re a new patient, Dr. William is here to help you get the treatment you need. Contact us now to tell us about your situation. We’re always standing by to help.

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