Emergency Dentistry: What You Should Know

firstaidtoothWhen discomfort suddenly arises, dealing with a toothache or other type of dental pain may feel overwhelming. Beyond dealing with interrupted comfort, not knowing what to do or where to turn can cause your distress to multiply. Now imagine a severe trauma like a dislodged tooth has occurred – these sudden mishaps can feel quite scary. However, if you become familiar with emergency dentistry, you prevent that panic by creating a well-formed plan regarding how to care for your mouth in the case of an unplanned problem. Ready to learn more about dealing with emergencies? Read further:

Is It An Emergency?

First, if you are suffering from a medical emergency, it is important that you immediately dial 911 or visit an emergency room. You can easily distinguish between a medical and dental emergency: If the problem is not related to dental health and/or if your life is danger, then the problem is considered medical.

Otherwise, we offer emergency dentistry for a diverse list of concerns. First, if you are suffering from a sudden oral trauma, such as severe discomfort, a broken tooth, a dislodged tooth, or another complaint, this is considered a dental emergency. We also see patients with short notice for the following:

  • Deep Cleaning
  • Root Canal
  • Open and Med
  • Extractions
  • Emergency Oral Surgery
  • Emergency Cosmetic Dentistry

What To Do

Relax the best that you can and contact us right away. We will work diligently to schedule an immediate appointment, so we can quickly address your needs. Keep in mind that we offer sedation dentistry options to alleviate your discomfort and to ensure a relaxing visit.

Visiting Our Office Safely

If you would like a friend or loved one to drive you to our practice because you are suffering from discomfort or feel uneasy, please arrange to do so. It is best to feel safe during your transport to our practice. Or, you may arrange an Uber Ride for another accessible option for easy transport.


At A Briter Smile Dental Group, our dentists strive to offer each patient individual care and access to the latest in modern dentistry at an affordable price. If you would like to schedule a consultation, call us at our Santa Clarita Valley office at (661) 251-0480. We also service Newhall, Castaic, Canyon Country, Saugus, and nearby areas.