Dental emergencies can be frustrating and anxiety-provoking, especially during odd hours. Thankfully, you can rely on a dependable emergency dentist who can help you with your specific situation. Whether you are suffering with a terrible toothache, a crown that came out, prolonged bleeding, or sporting accident, Sterling Plaza Dentistry / Tom Alexander, DDS in Irvine, California, is here to offer swift and effective solutions. Dr. Tom Alexander, DDS, and the team are equipped with the right skills, experience, and technology to address a wide range of dental emergencies.
A dental emergency is a dental situation that needs urgent dental care — it can’t wait a few days or for your next dental appointment. Dental emergencies must be treated immediately; otherwise, they can cause increased pain and other complications relating to your overall health.
The common dental emergencies we encounter in our office include:
Swift action can be a lifesaver when faced with a dental emergency. While we can work to get your dental situation under control, we can be limited with certain outcomes if problems are not dealt with within a specific timeframe. Don’t fail to seek treatment right away which can help prevent the loss of your tooth or a situation that would require more costly and extensive restorative treatments.
Treating your dental emergency depends on the cause and extent of damage. Minor cavities and chips can be painful but are easily remedied with composite fillings. However, pronounced damage may require a dental crown or even an implant to restore your smile’s function and beauty. If you have a deeply infected tooth, a root canal may be needed or possibly an extraction if your tooth is beyond restoration.
Once we resolve your dental emergency, we offer ongoing care to ensure these types of experiences don’t reoccur. We’ll advise adhering to bi-annual dental appointments at a minimum, to prevent cavities, gum disease, and failed dental work. We’ll also recommend a mouthguard if you brux teeth or participate in contact sports.
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