Emergency Dentistry in San Diego
Welcome to Synergy Dental Group San Diego, where we offer emergency dental services.
Dental emergencies refer to situations that pose 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.
Most dental emergencies can be prevented by exercising good oral hygiene, which involves regular brushing and flossing and visiting the dentist every six months or so. In addition, you should:
- Wear a mouthguard – to protect your teeth from injury and trauma when participating in any contact sports
- Avoid hard foods and candies – to help protect your teeth from injury while eating, avoid biting hard candies and ice
To ensure the best possible outcome, any dental emergency should be evaluated by a professional immediately. Whether you are an existing patient of Synergy Dental Group in San Diego or a new patient to our practice, we understand that dental emergencies involving toothaches can be very distressing. Moreover, any uncontrolled bleeding can be terrifying, and the sudden loss of a section of your tooth can cause embarrassment.
Depending on the severity of your case, we will try our best to accommodate you on the same day, or the next day, to relieve the problem as quickly possible. As you wait to see Dr. James Lim, there are a few things you can do to ensure successful and complete recovery as follows:
As you wait to see Dr. Lin, you can try to ease the pain by taking over-the-counter pain medicine, or holding a pack of ice against your face at the origin of the pain. Avoid any heat as it could make the pain worse.
Chipped or broken tooth
There are several treatments to restore broken teeth depending on the severity, including filling, crown, and root canal, if the nerves have become exposed.
Knocked out tooth
A permanent tooth that has been knocked out can be successfully put back within 10 minutes. The longer it stays out, the lower the chances. If the tooth is clean, simply put it in its socket as you wait to see the dentist. If there’s a risk of swallowing it, put it in some cold milk and go to the dentist as soon as possible.
Badly bitten tongue or lip
If it’s bleeding, you can use a clean cloth to press down the injured part, and a pack of ice to relieve any swelling. If it doesn’t stop bleeding, you should seek emergency services at the nearest hospital. For best possible outcome, please call our office immediately so we can prepare to receive you.