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Emergency Dentistry

Silicon Valley Dental Associates -  - Cosmetic, Implant, and General Dentistry

Silicon Valley Dental Associates

Cosmetic, Implant, and General Dentists located in Sunnyvale, CA

If you knock out a tooth, develop a severe toothache, or lose a crown, emergency dentistry services can preserve your smile and lower your risk of additional complications. At Silicon Valley Dental Associates in Sunnyvale, California, expert general, cosmetic, and implant dentists Colin Au, DDS, Dianna Fung, DDS, and the caring team offer a wide range of emergency dentistry treatments, including same-day service. To schedule your appointment, call the office or walk-in during regular business hours. Nonemergency appointments can be booked using the online booking tool.

Emergency Dentistry Q&A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry diagnoses and treats oral health problems that require immediate attention. Following an accident or oral injury, it’s important to seek out emergency dentistry as soon as possible. Doing so could mean the difference between saving or losing a tooth or having to undergo a complex surgery. 

What are some common dental emergencies?

At Silicon Valley Dental Associates, the team treats a wide range of dental emergencies, including:

  • Severe toothaches
  • Broken teeth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Broken jaws
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Lacerations
  • Bleeding gums
  • Loose teeth

You might also benefit from emergency dentistry if you get something lodged between your teeth. 

If a loved one or I experience a dental emergency, what steps should I take?

If you or a loved one experiences a dental emergency, it’s important to stay calm and act quickly. If your injury occurs with more serious symptoms such as a loss of consciousness, chest pain, or severe bleeding, visit your nearest emergency room or call 911 right away.

If you knock out a permanent tooth, gently pick it up by the crown and rinse it off in cool tap water. Next, carefully place the tooth back in its empty socket. If the tooth doesn’t stay in place, you can put it in a glass of milk. Next, call the offices at Silicon Valley Dental Associates right away and explain your injury and the circumstances surrounding it. The team can provide you with insights to limit the pain and stop bleeding on your way over.

Do you offer same-day emergency dentistry appointments?

The caring team at Silicon Valley Dental Associates always sets aside time for same-day emergency dentistry appointments. Once you arrive at the office, your provider conducts an oral exam and asks you questions about your symptoms. After gathering this information, your provider develops a custom care plan to limit the pain and fix your teeth. 

Is there any way to avoid the need for emergency dentistry?

There’s no way to avoid the need for emergency dentistry services entirely, but you can significantly lower your risk.

For example, if you play contact sports like football or hockey, the team recommends you wear a mouthguard. If you grind your teeth or clench your jaw at night when sleeping, you might also want to consider wearing a nightguard.

It’s also important to avoid bad habits. Biting your nails and chewing on ice cubes or popcorn kernels increase your risk of chipped or cracked teeth. 

If you or a loved one suffers a dental emergency, don’t wait to seek treatment. Schedule an appointment at Silicon Valley Dental Associates by calling the office or walking-in during regular business hours.