4 Dentists found in Stockton, CA
Brite Smiles Dentistry: Dhillon Nirlep K DDS
1170 W 11th St, Tracy CA 95376
Mas'ood Cajee, DDS, MPH
132 Sycamore Ave, Manteca CA 95336
Western Dental & Orthodontics
2313 N Corral Hollow Rd, Tracy CA 95377
Tracy Dental Excellence
2858 W Grant Line Rd, Tracy CA 95304
Everything You’ll Need for Your AppointmentTo ensure your appointment goes as smoothly as possible, make sure you have the following listed below already ready to take with you before you leave for 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
The Most Common Dental EmergenciesDental 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 Otherwise Lost TeethLosing 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, Infected Gums, and Oral InfectionsOral 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 CrownLots 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 ExtractionBeing 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 StocktonIt can be hard to find same day denture repair in Stockton, especially when it comes to emergency denture repair Stockton. Thankfully for patients, however, we’ve added denture lab technicians who work closely with emergency dentists to our emergency dentist referral network. You can go through a fitting for a new set of dentures or have repairs made to your current set on the same day, during a single appointment.
Emergency Room Doctor vs Emergency DentistMore often than not, both an emergency room doctor and an emergency dentist are needed, but where do you go first? Emergency room doctors are your only option for treating any sustained head trauma, which is your first priority injury. We can book you with an emergency dentist while you receive treatment for your head trauma, so call us at your earliest convenience.
For more information or to seek immediate help from a 24-hour dentist, you can call Emergency Dentist 24/7 toll-free at (855)-352-6790. Our operators are standing by right now to take your call.
There are a wide variety of common injuries and emergencies that require immediate or as soon as possible dental care. Fortunately for you, these are often easily dealt with and do not require such a fuss once you’ve made it to an emergency dentist.