Cal Select Dental Group
Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentistry located in San Bernardino, Riverside, and Hesperia, CA
During a dental emergency, you need immediate care. Cal Select Dental Group in San Bernardino, Hesperia, and Riverside California, offers urgent appointments. They also provide on-the-spot advice so that you can get help quickly. Han Kim, DDS, and the Cal Select Dental Group team can repair cracked, broken, or knocked-out teeth. They also help patients deal with oral bleeding or swelling. If you need emergency dentistry care, call the office today, or schedule an appointment online.
Emergency Dentistry Q & A
What is a dental emergency?
Dental emergencies can include:
- Severe tooth pain
- Heavy mouth bleeding
- Abscesses or infections
- Knocked-out teeth
Loose teeth can also be a sign of a dental emergency. Adult teeth should never feel loose. Contact your dentist right away if your tooth seems loose or falls out.
A lost filling or crown also needs immediate care. These structures must be replaced right away. Without a replacement, you may develop an infection or tooth damage.
Most dental problems are discovered and resolved during routine office visits. But if you have a dental concern, don't wait until your next visit. Seek expert care right away.
What should I do if I experience a dental emergency?
If you have heavy bleeding, severe pain, or a knocked-out tooth, there's no time to lose. Call Cal Select Dental Group for advice or go to the nearest emergency room.
Cal Select Dental Group provides help during a dental emergency. But the office doesn't treat medical problems like concussions. If your dental emergency resulted from a car accident or blow to the head, you need a medical evaluation.
When in doubt, go to the emergency room or call 911. An emergency room physician can determine whether you need further dental care.
What happens during an emergency dentistry appointment?
During an urgent visit to Cal Select Dental Group, you receive an in-depth exam. Your provider takes X-rays to identify problems in your jaw or below the surface of your gums. Your practitioner determines what kind of care you need.
Next, you receive a customized treatment plan. Treatment options can vary depending on the extent of the damage. If you lost a crown or filling, Cal Select Dental Group can quickly repair it. They can also treat gum and mouth bleeding.
Some dental emergencies may result from abscess or infections. Your practitioner can prescribe antibiotics to clear up the problem. You can also receive an in-office procedure to drain stubborn pockets of infection.
If you lost a tooth, your practitioner might be able to reinsert it. But you need to see a dentist right away. Without prompt treatment, you may lose the tooth for good. If your tooth can't be re-inserted, Cal Select Dental Group can still help. They offer natural-looking replacements like bridges.
What kind of follow-up care will I receive?
After a dental emergency, Cal Select Dental Group delivers exceptional follow-up care. You can expect to return the next day for a checkup. Your provider might recommend checkups over the next few weeks. These follow-up visits can help prevent complications.
Some patients may need several procedures to resolve their dental concerns. Cal Select Dental Group delivers ongoing dental care. They can help you resolve even the most complex dental problems.
Are you dealing with a dental emergency? Call the office today or schedule an appointment online. If the office is closed, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.