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Emergency Dental Care​

Emergency Dental Care​

As its name suggests, a dental emergency is serious and needs to be treated right away. Call us immediately at (909) 798-4800 if you break a tooth, lose a crown or notice swelling in your cheek or jaw. We’ll determine the urgency of your situation and will get you in for emergency care if needed, or let you know if you can wait.

What is a dental emergency?

Keep in mind you should not go to an emergency room for a dental emergency unless we recommend it (we usually only recommend the ER for head trauma, a broken jaw, or excessive bleeding). Call us first at (909) 798-4800 and we’ll make sure you get the best care as quickly as possible.

  • Severe toothaches that have lasted for a long time
  • A lost filling or crown
  • A cracked or fractured tooth
  • A chipped or broken tooth (although a partially chipped tooth with no pain is generally not considered an emergency)
  • A lost (or partially lost) or knocked out tooth
  • Abscesses and swelling inside or around your mouth or jaw
  • Discharge inside or around the mouth, likely due to infection
  • Damage to your tongue, cheeks, lips or gums
  • Treatment for cancer patients before, during, and after chemotherapy or radiation

Why You Should Avoid the ER for a Dental Emergency

A lot of emergency rooms don’t have the equipment to treat dental emergencies. They can help with pain, but pain isn’t the only thing involved with most dental emergencies. These include:

  • Pulling a tooth
  • Emergency root canals or other procedures
  • Repairing a lost or cracked filling
  • Fixing dentures, crowns or bridges
  • Repairing broken, chipped or lost teeth

If you’re not sure whether your issue is an emergency, call us (909) 798-4800. We’ll help you determine if you need immediate attention or if you can wait.

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