Emergency Dentistry

Parham Ramtin, DDS -  - General Dentistry

A New Smile

Parham Ramtin, DDS

General Dentistry located in Pacoima, CA

A dental emergency can strike at any time, and when it does, you want a dentist that you trust to turn to. At A New Smile located in Pacoima, California, Parham Ramtin, DDS, and the dental team accommodate same-day appointments for dental emergencies that you simply can’t predict. If you’re injured or experiencing sudden, severe tooth pain, call A New Smile or book an appointment online.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is any situation that simply can’t wait until regular business hours. You may need to schedule an emergency appointment with A New Smile if you are suffering from:

  • A sports injury
  • Severe tooth pain
  • Knocked out teeth
  • A dental abscess
  • A broken tooth
  • Serious gum lacerations

If you think you’re experiencing a dental emergency, call A New Smile right away to find out if you need to come into the office for emergency care.

What should I do if my tooth is knocked out or broken?

A broken or knocked out tooth is the most common reason patients come in for an emergency appointment. It’s important to take the right steps prior to your visit to save your tooth.

Knocked out tooth

If possible, find your lost tooth right away and gently run it under cool water to clean it. Don’t scrub the tooth or try to wash it with soap. Using new gauze or a clean washcloth, insert the tooth back into the socket and hold it in place carefully. 

If your tooth won’t stay in the socket, place it in a container of cold milk, water, or even saliva. The sooner you act, the more likely it is that you can save your tooth.

Broken or cracked tooth

You must act right away if you have a broken or cracked tooth to save it from infection. First, gently rinse your mouth out with cold water and apply a cold compress to reduce swelling. 

If you can find the tooth fragment, place it in cold milk or water so the A New Smile team can try to reattach it.

I think I have a tooth infection. What should I do?

A tooth infection can cause severe pain, gum inflammation, facial sensitivity, and more. If you think you have an abscess or infection, call A New Smile right away to set up a same-day appointment. 

In the meantime, it’s important to reduce swelling and alleviate your pain. A cold compress can help reduce inflammation and relieve pain, as can over-the-counter (OTC) pain relief medications. 

Once you arrive at the office, the team at A New Smile quickly assesses your tooth health, with a thorough dental exam and digital X-rays, to pinpoint the cause of your pain. If you do have a tooth infection, the team may recommend a root canal to save your tooth.

There are many reasons you may need emergency care at A New Smile. Call or book an appointment online for more information.