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Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Sendero Dental Studio

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentist located in Rancho Mission Viejo, Ladera Ranch, CA

If you experience a dental emergency, like a knocked-out tooth or sudden toothache, Jeffrey Barrera, DDS, can help. At Sendero Dental Studio in Rancho Mission Viejo, California, Dr. Barrera provides exceptional emergency dentistry services to alleviate your pain and restore your oral health. To learn more, call the office or use the convenient online tool to book an appointment today.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry provides urgent care for dental conditions requiring immediate treatment.

There are numerous causes for dental emergencies. Sports injuries, for example, are one of the most common. Whether you sustain an injury during a high contact sport like football, or simply trip and damage a tooth while you’re out for a jog, Dr. Barrera can help restore your oral health.

Automobile accidents also frequently lead to dental emergencies. If you damage a tooth in a car collision, Dr. Barrera can provide you with the proper care to fix your smile. You should also visit an emergency room to make sure you haven’t suffered any head or neck trauma.

What are some examples of dental emergencies?

A dental emergency is any condition involving your oral tissues requiring immediate care. Examples of dental emergencies include:

  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Chipped, fractured, or broken tooth
  • Loose tooth
  • Dislodged restoration (e.g. filling or crown)
  • Bleeding in your mouth
  • Cut or tear on your lips, gums, tongue, or cheeks
  • Severe or sudden toothache
  • Abscess
  • Foreign object stuck in your gums or between your teeth

If you have a condition not listed here and you’re unsure of whether it constitutes as a dental emergency, call the offices of Sendero Dental Studio and speak to one of the friendly team members. They’ll be happy to consult with you over the phone to determine whether you need emergency care.

How do you treat dental emergencies?

The treatment for your dental emergency depends on the nature of your condition, but you can rest assured that regardless of your situation, Dr. Barrera will provide you with effective and compassionate care.

Knocked out tooth

If you’ve knocked out your tooth, Dr. Barrera will try to reinsert it in your empty socket. Try to locate and bring your tooth with you to your appointment. When handling it, make sure to avoid touching the roots, and transport it in a glass of milk or saliva to keep the roots from drying out.

If Dr. Barrera is unable to get your tooth back in your socket, he might suggest a restorative option like a bridge, partial denture, or dental implant.M

Broken tooth

If your tooth is still in place but broken, Dr. Barrera can restore its structure with a variety of treatments, including veneers, a crown, or dental bonding.

To learn more about the emergency dentistry services at Sendero Dental Studio, schedule a visit today by phone or book via the web.