Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Virginia H. Ellis, DDS Dental Corp

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Orinda, CA

If you have a cracked tooth, a mouth wound, or knocked-out-teeth, these are emergency dental situations that should be taken care of as soon as possible by a qualified emergency dentist. At Virginia H. Ellis, DDS Dental Corp in Orinda, California, the committed dental experts can serve your emergency dental needs in an efficient and compassionate atmosphere. If you have a dental emergency, call the office, schedule online, or walk-in during business hours.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What do emergency dentists do?

Emergency dentists treat oral pain and injuries requiring prompt medical care. Many dental emergencies are situations that involve saving knocked-out or broken teeth.

Seeking prompt dental care in a dental emergency could mean the difference between saving or losing your tooth.

Is it a dental emergency?

If you're worried about a moderate to severe mouth injury, it's the right time to call Virginia H. Ellis, DDS Dental Corp. For immediate treatment, you should take immediate action. Examples of dental emergencies include:

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

If your tooth is slightly chipped and it isn’t painful, you might not be dealing with a dental emergency. Even so, you should still visit Virginia H. Ellis, DDS Dental Corp for an evaluation if you have concerns about your dental health. Your dentist can discuss your treatment options and explain how to take care of your teeth.

What do I do with a knocked-out tooth?

If you have a knocked-out tooth, it’s considered a serious dental emergency. You could lose your tooth for good without the right emergency dental care. 

Quickly clean your mouth and the injured tooth, especially if it’s gotten dirty and fallen out using lukewarm water. Hold the tooth gently by the top or crown and try to avoid touching the tooth’s roots. Use light pressure and gently reposition the cleaned tooth into the empty socket in your gums.

Bite down softly on a gauze pad to hold the tooth in place until you can visit Virginia H. Ellis, DDS Dental Corp. Call the office as soon as you can, or have someone call for you to explain the situation and obtain medical advice.

If you can’t place your tooth back into the socket, preserve your tooth until you get to the dental office by putting your tooth in a small cup of milk.

In a dental emergency, you can depend on the expertise, empathy, and efficiency of the Virginia H. Ellis, DDS Dental Corp professionals. Call the office or make an appointment online.