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The Importance of Emergency Dentistry

The Importance of Emergency Dentistry

Because dental emergencies are often a matter of if and not when, Dr. Ryan Fait and our team at Southern California General & Cosmetic Dentistry have compiled this brief guideline highlighting some of the reasons you should be aware of emergency dentistry and its many benefits.

What’s an emergency dentist?

An emergency dentist like Dr. Fait is specially trained to diagnose and treat the worst-case scenarios. He has the skills, resources, and experience required to tackle any dental problem he encounters. Some of the most common dental emergencies we address include:

You may think you can live with some of these dental emergencies or that they’ll go away on their own. Or, your first reaction may be to head to the emergency room. We want to show you why an emergency dentist is the only one you should trust when your oral health is in danger.

Why you should have an emergency dentist

Whether your tooth is totally knocked out or you notice a pimple-like spot on your gums, having an emergency dentist on your team is crucial. Here’s why.

You know who to call

When the worst happens and a dental emergency occurs, the last thing you want to do is start your search for help. If you already know who and where your emergency dentist is, you can focus on treatment instead of who will treat you.

Quick, specialized treatment

Dr. Fait knows exactly how to restore and repair any damage or injury you sustain. Seeking his specialized and expedited treatment could be the difference between saving or losing a tooth. 

Lower risk of complications

More often than not, a dental emergency is more than an uncomfortable or cosmetic issue — it’s an open door for infection. When you see Dr. Fait for your dental emergency, he not only fixes the immediate injury, he prevents infection from setting in and leading to other health problems in the future.

Your role in dental emergencies

There are a few steps you can take to be proactive in the case of a dental emergency. For example, establishing care with Dr. Fait and keeping our office information handy can make getting treatment easy. 

Also, keep in mind these simple dental emergency strategies:

If your tooth is totally knocked out, pick up the tooth carefully by the crown, being careful to not disturb the root. Rinse the tooth gently, and then, if possible, try to place it back in the socket. Otherwise, store the tooth in a glass of milk or hold it in your cheek.

In the case of any emergency, always call Dr. Fait as soon as possible. 

Do you need an emergency dentist? Call our office now, or schedule an appointment online at either our Long Beach or Avalon, California, offices today.

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