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Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergencies

Redwood City emergency dentist, Dr. Trinh provides the following emergency dental services:

  • When you visit our KARE dental office for a dental emergency, we will immediately diagnose your problem
  • Our Redwood City emergency dentist will thoroughly explain your treatment options
  • For some dental emergencies, we will address your pain with prescription antibiotics and pain medication
  • Our KARE dental emergency dentist may also immediately apply local anesthesia to sooth the pain
  • Dr. Trinh can also perform immediate tooth extractions, fillings, repair broken dentures and chipped teeth, recement dental crowns that have fallen off, drain painful abscesses, and stabilize other oral injuries

If your regular dentist is unavailable:

Redwood City emergency dentist Dr. Trinh can see you and get you out of pain or discomfort today. KARE dental will then send your regular dentist a detailed report of your emergency dental visit, including your treatment and any dental x-rays taken.

If you don’t have a regular dentist:

The priority of Redwood City emergency dentist, Dr. Trinh is to get you out of pain. After your dental emergency has been addressed at KARE dental, we can discuss longer-term care that may prevent future dental emergencies. Our caring and patient Redwood City emergency dental staff will teach you the latest techniques in oral care, and our Redwood City emergency dentist can provide tooth-colored fillings, dental crowns and bridges, and even dental implants, dentures, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and other restorative and cosmetic dentistry services.

Knocked Out Tooth Redwood City

A knocked out teeth requires sufficient care until you’ve been taken into the safe hands of our staff. In scenarios such as these, we advise patients to rinse off their tooth with water to cleanse the roots and gently re-insert it into the empty socket. If this is difficult, place your knocked out tooth in a glass of milk until you reach Redwood City emergency at (650) 260-2600 for Dr. Trinh. You will be coming to our KARE dental office soon; be sure you bring your knocked out tooth with you! 

Broken Tooth Redwood City

You need not worry if you just broke your tooth. We advise rinsing your mouth with warm water. This will clean the area and minimize the chances of infection. You should also apply cold compresses on the surrounding area to reduce swelling that may occur. Once you’re done, immediately reach out to Redwood City emergency dentist, Dr. Trinh by calling us at (650) 260-2600.

Toothache Redwood City

Having a toothache can be quite uncomfortable. A toothache must be immediately treated to ensure good dental health. Patients can ensure that their teeth are free of any food particles by gently flossing them away. Patients can also rinse their mouth with warm water to clean the point of a toothache. We advise keeping your gums away from aspirin or any painkillers as this may burn your gums. If the pain persists, contact Redwood City emergency dentist Dr. Trinh (650) 260-2600.

Objects Caught Between Teeth

Any object that is caught between your teeth must be gently removed with the help of dental floss. We advise to use it gently to avoid any scratch or cuts. Restrain from sharp objects to do so as it may complicate the condition. If you cannot dislodge the object with dental floss, contact Redwood City emergency dentist, Dr. Trinh at (650) 260-2600. 

Bitten Lip or Tongue

A bitten lip or tongue can be a very painful dental emergency. The wound must first be cleaned with a clean cloth or sterile gauze pad. A cold compress can be applied to reduce any swelling. For further assistance, contact Redwood City emergency dentist, Dr. Trinh at 650-425-9299.  

Do you have a cracked tooth?

A cracked tooth can be unappealing and may diminish your confidence to smile. Not to worry as your cracked tooth can now be fixed easily with pain-free methods as you visit Redwood City emergency dentist, Dr. Trinh.

What causes a tooth to crack?

Many situations can lead to cracked tooth: chewing on hard objects like metal pens or ice, or on nuts or hard candy; an accident, especially as a blow to the mouth or an abrupt fall when your mouth snaps shut; grinding and clenching your teeth; loss of other teeth or tooth structure, resulting in more work and pressure distributed across fewer teeth; metal fillings, which expand with warm food and liquid much more than natural enamel and act as a wedge over time; stress due to an uneven bite; exposure of tooth enamel to temperature extremes, such as eating hot food, and then immediately drinking ice water; brittleness of teeth that have undergone endodontic (root canal) treatment. If you suspect you have a cracked tooth, a quick consultation with Redwood City emergency dentist, Dr. Trinh will confirm it and provide treatment options.

How can you tell if a tooth is cracked?

A cracked tooth is not always obvious. Sometimes the toothache maybe felt near other healthy teeth, or you may not be able to determine which tooth or jaw is the source of the pain. A cracked tooth may be a long hairline fracture and may be invisible to the eye. Experienced emergency dentist, Dr. Trinh uses state-of-the-art technology to pinpoint the exact location of the injury and provide adequate treatment for recovery. 

Why does a cracked tooth hurt?

A cracked tooth generally hurts due to the intense pain that spreads as we try to bite on a hard surface. When you stop chewing, the biting pressure stops, and the crack quickly closes. At this point, your toothache often ends as abruptly as it began. Although many patients believe that an infrequent or an irregular toothache means it can be neglected, our dentist advises that it mustn’t be.

Even though dental cracks may appear to be microscopic, the pulp inside the tooth can get very irritated each time any pressure tends to open the crack. The dental pulp is a mass of soft tissue that contains several nerves and blood vessels. As cracks tend to irritate the pulp, your teeth may experience even more pain. Redwood City emergency dentist, Dr. Trinh encourages you to visit KARE dental today if you suspect you have a cracked tooth.

How is a cracked tooth treated?

Treating cracked tooth depends on the size and location of the crack. Minor cases of cracked teeth can be treated with tooth-colored fillings, porcelain inlays or onlays, or dental crowns. Larger cracks may require root canal treatment or even an extraction if the tooth is too damaged to save. Redwood City emergency dentist, Dr. Trinh has the experience and training to determine the best treatment for you.

Tiny cracks in your enamel are common and usually don’t cause problems. With regular dental checkups at our KARE dental office, we ensure small problems are treated early and before they become more significant, more painful, and more costly. If you are currently experiencing a toothache or suspect you might have a cracked tooth, please contact Redwood City emergency dentist Dr. Trinh today (650) 260-2600.

Learn more about emergency dentistry when you visit KARE dental. Call Redwood City Dentist, Dr. Trinh at(650) 260-2600 to schedule a consultation today!

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