Dental Emergencies in Cupertino
Even when you’re dealing with the unexpected, our team of dental professionals is here to offer you the support you need. Call us during our regular office hours and we will give immediate attention to your dental emergency, arranging our schedule to see you as soon as we can.
Outside of our normal business hours, call our office and follow the instructions provided. We will return your call as soon as possible. In case of a serious or life-threatening emergency, call 911 right away or go to your local emergency room for treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions About Emergency Dentistry
What do you do if you have a dental emergency?
The best thing you can do if you’re experiencing a dental emergency is call our office. We can provide you with assistance over the phone and schedule an appointment. If you’re experiencing uncontrolled bleeding or have suffered severe facial trauma, go to the emergency room for treatment. Once your situation has stabilized, you can get the dental care you need.
What is considered a dental emergency?
We evaluate situations on a case-by-case basis, so give us a call and we can discuss whether same-day treatment is needed. Dental emergencies are usually one or more of the following situations: prolonged bleeding, extreme pain, or a tooth that needs immediate treatment in order to be saved.
What should I do if I knock out a tooth?
It’s important to act quickly when you knock out a tooth. Call our office right away so we can begin to prepare for your visit. Hold your tooth by the crown—don’t touch the root!—and rinse it gently with milk or water. Push it back into your socket if you can, then bite down on gauze to hold it in place. Otherwise, put the tooth in a small cup of milk or saliva and bring it with you to our office and we will put it back into the socket for you.
What helps unbearable tooth pain?
If you’re experiencing unbearable tooth pain, it’s a sign that there’s something serious wrong with your tooth. The only way to resolve this is to see a dentist for treatment. In the meantime, you can use over-the-counter pain medication, numbing gel, or cold compresses for relief.
What does a tooth infection look like?
Two of the visible signs of tooth infection include a small, pimple-like bump on the gums and swelling. These symptoms are minor compared to the others that people experience: severe pain, discharge, and foul odor or taste. If you’re experiencing any combination of these symptoms, call our office for an appointment.
What should I do if a crown falls out?
Call our office and we can advise you on what steps to take next. If your tooth is painful or feels jagged, we may need to see you for a same-day appointment. Otherwise, you can use dental wax to protect your remaining tooth structure until your crown is replaced.