A dental emergency is any situation that poses an immediate threat to the health of your teeth and supporting tissues. Dental emergencies are often the result of impact to the mouth, but they also can be caused by infection. To ensure the best possible outcome, any dental emergency should be evaluated by a professional immediately.
We offer same-day emergency services for most conditions: Monday 8 am-5 pm, Tuesday and Thursday 10 am-7 pm, Wednesday 9 am- 6 pm, and Friday - Sunday Closed.
For severe dental emergencies after hours, such as significant infection, pain, trauma or lost teeth, please call our office (310) 543 – 1655. For possible life threatening dental emergencies (such as facial swellings), please call 911 or seek emergency medical services.
For permanent teeth: Hold tooth by crown, rinse the tooth briefly if debris (do not touch root) and immediately place back in the socket. If you can’t get the tooth back in the socket, place it in a solution of Ringer’s Lactate (can be purchased at your local drug store) or if unavailable then place tooth in milk. Contact us IMMEDIATELY for information and emergency treatment – the sooner you get to us, the more likely we can save your tooth!
For baby teeth that are unexpectedly knocked out, do not try to place back in socket. Contact us immediately for instructions. Daryn T. Nishikawa, DDS Phone Number310-543-1655
If you can’t get into our office immediately, here is a list of effective home remedies to make you more comfortable while you wait for care:
Some dental emergencies may not cause pain initially. For example, a cracked tooth may not hurt, but it may lead to nerve damage in the roots. For this reason, all of the listed conditions need immediate attention, whether or not pain is present.
We are here to help. We urge you to call us at the first sign of a dental emergency! Daryn T. Nishikawa, DDS Phone Number310-543-1655