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Emergency Dentist Oakland CA
401 Alice St
Oakland, CA 94607
Call Now: (510) 694-0585
Emergency Dental Hours
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Common Dental Emergencies
Soft Tissue Injuries
Broken or Chipped Teeth
Object Stuck in Teeth
Emergency Dentist Oakland CA
When was the last time you had a dental emergency occur at a convenient time? Probably never. Unfortunately, finding an emergency dentist in Oakland at the last minute is never an easy task. Fortunately for you, you’re in the right place to find the emergency dentist Oakland help you need.
We operate a 24-hour emergency dentist referral network that we use to book patients appointments with local emergency dentists. All you have to do is give us a call at (855)-352-6790, give us some info, and we’ll get back to you with an appointment booked in your name in as little as 24 hours time.
What to Bring to Your Emergency Dentist Appointment
The last thing you want to do is have to go back home because you forgot something, so make sure you have the following listed below ready to go to take with you to your appointment:
Recent paperwork or documentation that was given to you during your most recent visit to the dentist
If applicable, insurance information required for filing a dental insurance claim
A list containing your medications and known allergies
To ensure you’ll have more than enough time to fill out paperwork, ask any questions you may have, and make your fears known, you’ll need to arrive at least 15 minutes before your appointment is scheduled to begin.
The Most Common Dental Emergencies
Dental emergencies are classified as either the result of an accident or injury, or because of an underlying oral health problem that was never treated. If your dental emergency is the former, you need to make sure any sustained head trauma is treated first.
Knocked Out or Lost Teeth
Losing our adult teeth isn’t supposed to happen, so it’s pretty scary and alarming if and when it does happen. If you’ve had a tooth knocked out, however, you need to get assessed for head trauma and have it treated before anything else.
If you’ve been successful in finding the knocked out or lost tooth, make sure you only handle it by the crown. Handling it by the root, even just a couple of times, can cause irreversible damage that will likely make it impossible for it to be safely implanted back into the empty socket by the emergency dentist we book you with.
You can put it temporarily back into the empty socket yourself to keep the tooth safe and preserved, but you can also store it in a cup of milk or water.
Abscessed Teeth and Oral Infections
Oral infections, in general, are just as nasty and dangerous as any other type of bodily infection. They spread, infect the rest of the body, and can become fatal, as any other infection does. Because of this, it’s important to identify oral infections before they become a massive, blindingly painful problem.
Once the pain starts due to an oral infection, the clock starts ticking. Looking for anything out of the ordinary, such as a red bump on your gums or anywhere else in your mouth, is one of the best ways to check to see if you have an oral infection.
If you find something that isn’t supposed to be in your mouth, or suspect an oral infection is present, otherwise, call us right away. Time is not on your side with any type of infection, oral or not.
The Loss of a Filling or a Crown
Lots of patients have had to get either a filling or a crown put in place, but not all patients realize the severity of losing one. Once a filling or a crown has come loose and fallen out, swift action must be taken to protect the tooth from further harm until you can get to the appointment we’ve booked for you.
Find some dental cement, pieces of gauze, or even some cotton balls. Whichever protection method you use, make sure you’re consistent and keep the open, exposed tooth covered at all times.
If the tooth receives any additional damage while you wait for your appointment, the emergency dentist may have no choice put to pull it. Depending on the extent of the damage, the emergency dentist may not be able to refill or recap the tooth.
Facing an Emergency Tooth Extraction
Being told you need to have an emergency tooth extraction is downright scary, no doubt. Fortunately, the best way you can be prepared for one, be it at your next appointment or possibly in the future, is to know what will happen during the procedure.
The procedure will begin with a numbing agent being injected into the extraction site. This ensures no pain will be felt whatsoever when the tooth is removed. The tooth will be removed either whole or by being broken up into pieces.
Once the tooth has been fully removed, someone from the emergency dentist’s staff, or the emergency dentist, will sit down with you to go over important aftercare instructions. You will need to follow these instructions at home to avoid developing an infection in the extraction site.
Same Day Denture Repair in Newark
Malfunctioning or broken dentures are just as much of a dental emergency as lost teeth are, which is why we’ve made sure we have emergency dentists who work with denture lab technicians in our network so we can offer same day denture repair in Oakland, as well as emergency denture repair Oakland. Whether you need repairs done on your current set or require a denture fitting, it can all be done in a single day.
Needing an Emergency Dentist vs an Emergency Room Doctor
No matter what’s happened to you and what state you may be in, you must seek treatment for your head trauma before you have anything else treated.
Only an emergency room doctor can treat sustained head trauma. Some emergency rooms have emergency dentists on call, but don’t rely on this because it’s a very rare occurrence. We can book you an appointment with an emergency dentist while you receive treatment for your head, however.