James I. Hernandez, DDS
General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Beverly Grove & Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA
Time is of the essence in a dental emergency, which is why you need an emergency dentist on call. James I. Hernandez, DDS, provides exceptional emergency care for his patients in the Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. If you’ve experienced a dental emergency, come to the clinic immediately or schedule an appointment by calling the office or booking online.
Dental Emergency Q&A
What is considered a dental emergency?
A dental emergency is any condition involving your mouth requiring urgent and immediate care. They can happen due to many reasons, from car collisions to sports injuries to simply biting down on something awkwardly.
Whatever the cause of your dental emergency, Dr. Hernandez is well equipped to provide treatment and works efficiently and effectively to alleviate your pain and minimize any damage to your oral health.
Some common examples of dental emergencies include:
- Cracked, chipped, fractured, or broken teeth
- Knocked out tooth
- Intense toothache
- Swelling in your gums
- Filling or crown that’s fallen out
- Cuts, tears, or lacerations to your gums, lips, cheeks, or tongue
If you’re unsure as to whether you’re experiencing a dental emergency, call Dr. Hernandez’s office immediately and speak with one of the friendly team members. They’re happy to consult with you to determine whether you should visit the office for emergency care or book a regular appointment.
Time is of the essence in a dental emergency, so don’t hesitate to get the care you need as soon as possible.
How do I care for a knocked-out tooth?
A knocked-out tooth is always a dental emergency. The longer your tooth is out of its socket, the more difficult it is to successfully reinsert, as the roots of the tooth eventually die.
If you’ve knocked out your tooth, try to locate it and rinse it off in lukewarm water. When handling the tooth, be sure to hold it by its crown and avoid touching the roots. Rinse your mouth out with lukewarm water and try to reinsert the tooth into its empty socket. If you’re able to get it in, bite down gently on it and make your way to Dr. Hernandez’s office immediately.
If you’re unable to reinsert the tooth into the empty socket, put it in a glass of milk or saliva and bring it with you.
What is an emergency root canal?
Some dental emergencies are the result of a problem that has been going on for a while, like a severely infected tooth.
If you find yourself with a sudden and intense toothache, you might need a root canal — a procedure that removes the inner tissue (pulp) of your tooth when it’s damaged, decayed, or infected.
After Dr. Hernandez removes your infected tooth pulp, he replaces it with a bio-safe substitute, then reinforces the structural integrity of your tooth with a dental crown.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, visit the office of James I. Hernandez, DDS, immediately for compassionate, comprehensive, and effective emergency care. You can also schedule your appointment online or by calling to speak with a friendly team member.