Emergency Dentist Specialist

We Care Dental

Chona S. Lardizabal, DDS

General Dentist located in Dublin, CA

Severe mouth pain, knocked-out teeth, or an abscessed tooth are all reasons to seek immediate treatment from an emergency dentist. Dr. Chona S. Lardizabal, expert dentist at We Care Dental in Dublin, California, can serve the emergency dental needs of everyone in your family. Call or visit the We Care Dental office at the first sign of a dental emergency so their team can accommodate you.

Emergency Dentist Q & A

What do emergency dentists do?

Emergency dentists treat oral injuries and pain that need to be fixed or addressed immediately. Emergency dental situations usually involve saving knocked-out or broken teeth. Visiting Dr. Lardizabal for urgent care within half an hour of your injury gives you the best chance to save your tooth.

When should I call an emergency dentist?

Whenever you are concerned about a severe mouth injury or condition for yourself or a member of your family, it’s a good idea to seek immediate emergency dental care. Common dental emergency situations include:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • A loose permanent tooth
  • Extreme mouth or tooth pain
  • Bleeding inside your mouth from your cheeks, tongue, or gums
  • Trauma to your mouth or face
  • Swelling in your gums, tongue, or mouth
  • A severely broken or cracked tooth
  • A tear or laceration on your lips

If a tooth is slightly chipped and doesn't hurt, though, you might not be dealing with a dental emergency. With that said, don't hesitate to speak with one of We Care Dental's experienced dentists so they can explain how to handle your tooth until you can visit the urgent care office.

How do I care for a knocked-out tooth?

Quick action is imperative for a dental emergency. If you don't seek dental care right away, there's a chance you'll lose the tooth. Promptly clean your mouth and the injured tooth, especially if it has fallen out and gotten dirty. Rinse your mouth and tooth with warm water, being careful not to touch the tooth by the roots.

As you clean the tooth, hold it gently by the top, or crown. Never pick up your tooth from the root. Using light pressure, reposition the cleaned tooth in the empty socket in your gum. Close your mouth slowly. Hold the tooth in place with your fingers or gently bite down on it to help it stay in place until you can visit We Care Dental.

If the tooth cannot go back into the empty socket, hold the tooth in your mouth next to your cheek or keep it in a glass of milk. The moisture will help prevent the roots from drying out.

Don't let a broken tooth prevent you from enjoying your smile. Call Dr. Lardizabal right away if you have a dental emergency or come to the office immediately during regular hours to seek urgent care. We Care Dental’s staff work to accommodate your urgent care situation so you can be seen as quickly as possible.