Emergency Dental Services Downey CA

Emergency Services

Emergency Services Downey, CA

Downey Dental Arts is a leader in dental care in Southern California. We handle all kinds of dental emergencies with our expert emergency services. Call us day or night at (562) 445-3363 for help with your dental emergency. We leave appointments open for last-minute dental needs and are here for your family.

At Downey Dental Arts, we’ve handled many dental emergencies, from knocked-out teeth to broken braces. We’re here for you and your family to support your dental health.

What Are Dental Emergency Services?

Dental emergencies can strike at any time, and when they happen, you want to have a dentist ready to help you. Downey Dental Arts offers dental emergency services for every member of your family, young or old. We can help stabilize and restore your teeth after an accident or orthodontic malfunction. Our team is well-versed in making sure you and/or your child feel comfortable and safe during any emergency procedure.

What Is a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency is an urgent dental matter that requires a dentist’s or doctor’s care sooner than later. Some accidents, such as a knocked-out tooth, need to be attended to immediately, while some issues like a new onset of pain might be able to wait a day. When in doubt, you should always call us at (562) 445-3363, and we will let you know.

Emergency Dental Services Downey CA
Emergency Dentist Services in Downey CA

What Dental Emergency Services Do You Offer in Downey?

Here are some of the common dental emergencies we take care of in Downey, California:

  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Broken or chipped tooth
  • Pain, bleeding, and/or swelling
  • Broken braces
  • Stuck objects

What Can You Do for a Knocked-Out Tooth?

If you bring us the tooth within an hour, we can reattach it and most likely save it. Rinse the tooth off and put it in some milk for transport. You can also keep it in the mouth with saliva covering it. If we are not available, please go to your nearest emergency room.

What Should I Do About a Broken or Chipped Tooth?

You might think a chipped tooth can wait indefinitely, but we can potentially reattach some of the tooth if you see us right away. Also, we need to check the nerves of the tooth for exposure and damage. So please make an appointment immediately.

Why Does Dental Pain, Bleeding, or Swelling Need Urgent Treatment?

Highly acute pain accompanied by swelling and excess bleeding could indicate a serious problem. Contact us at (562) 445-3363 to get a recommendation on a course of action. In severe cases of pain, bleeding, or swelling, you can also go to your nearest emergency room.

What Should I Do About Broken Braces?

Sometimes a wire that is poking out can be taken care of temporarily with a bit of orthodontic wax until you can see us. But once in a while, something catastrophic can happen with braces, and if a bracket has come off completely or a wire is doing damage to the inside of your mouth, you may need to see us immediately.

What if an Object is Stuck in the Teeth?

Children, in particular, have issues with items such as food or even parts of toys getting stuck in teeth or braces. It is safer if these foreign objects are removed by a qualified dentist at Downey Dental Arts.

How Can I Prevent Dental Emergencies?

Many dental emergencies can be prevented or at least their severity reduced by taking some simple steps to protect you and your family’s teeth. These steps include:

  • Staying current with dental exams and cleanings by visiting Downey Dental Arts at least twice per year.
  • Avoiding chewing hard objects like ice, pencils, and candies, especially when braces are worn.
  • Using appropriate protective gear such as helmets and mouthguards when playing contact sports.
  • Lessening the amount of sugar you eat to reduce cavities and gum disease.
Emergency Dental Services in Downey CA

What Does a Dental Emergency Cost and Will Insurance Cover It?

Whether or not you have dental insurance in Downey, we can help you with your dental emergency. Quite often, dental insurance will cover some or all of your dental emergency costs. We will also work with you to come up with an affordable payment plan through our flexible financing.

In the long run, you save money (in future dental costs) by getting the dental emergency handled properly as soon as possible. Contact us for more information about our payments and financing at (562) 445-3363.

Dental Emergency Services in Downey, California

If you need an emergency dentist in Southern California, contact us today by calling (562) 445-3363 to schedule your appointment at Downey Dental Arts.


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