A severe oral problem, such as a broken tooth or knocked-out tooth that requires immediate attention, is classified as an “emergency.” While these issues may not be life-threatening, they can still be extremely painful and inconvenient. If you are suddenly suffering from an oral injury or experiencing intense pain that doesn't go away, you should seek professional care immediately at Roy Dental. We provide emergency care at our practice. We can set a same-day appointment to take care of your urgent situation, so please contact our team immediately.
Types of Dental Emergencies
- Broken or knocked-out tooth or filling
- Severe toothache
- Broken braces, wires, or brackets
- Lost crown or denture
- Abscessed tooth
- Broken jaw
- Missing or broken teeth
- Canker sores
- Bitten lip or tongue
- Jaw injury
- Tooth injuries from sports or other accidents
- Object caught in the throat
- Swelling of the face or mouth
The Benefits of Visiting an Emergency Dentist
Seeing our dentist as soon as possible can make the difference between losing and saving a tooth. They can determine if you need immediate attention or if the problem can wait for an appointment later in the day.
In some cases, early intervention can stop the disease process before it causes permanent damage to the teeth or gums. But generally, the more extensive the damage that left untreated, the higher the chances are of needing more advanced procedures in the future. Our dentist will help you decide on the best course of action to get relief and restore your oral health.
Emergency dental care doesn’t just save your teeth — it can also save you a lot of pain and money. If you’re experiencing an emergency, calling the dentist immediately is your first step to getting relief. And if your emergency is addressed immediately, you save the money you would have later spent on more complex treatments.
How to Prevent an Oral Emergency
To prevent an emergency from occurring in the first place, we recommend maintaining a proper oral hygiene routine at home and visiting our office regularly for professional cleanings and exams. This can help prevent many common oral health issues, including tooth decay, gum disease, tooth loss, and fractured teeth.
If you have a dental emergency that can’t wait, visit Roy Dental at 2950 Whipple Ave #9, Redwood City 94062, or call (650) 368-6333. The sooner the issue is addressed, the more likely it will be resolved with conservative treatment. On the other hand, delaying care could result in the need for more invasive procedures.