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Dental Emergencies Specialist

Foothill Dental Care

Jean Lee, DDS

Dentist located in Sunland, Tujunga, CA

Sudden and unexpected dental problems can be scary, but at Foothill Dental Care, Jean Lee, DDS, and her talented team of professionals treat dental emergencies with skill, compassion, and poise, getting you out of pain and back to a healthy smile in no time. If you’re in or around Sunland, Tujunga, or Sunland-Tujunga, California, and are experiencing a dental emergency, come to Foothill Dental Care immediately, or make an appointment online or by phone.

Dental Emergencies Q & A

What is a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is any sort of dental condition that requires urgent care. If you’ve had an accident that’s damaged your mouth, or if your teeth, gums, bite, or any other oral area is in need of immediate attention, come to the Foothill Dental Care offices as soon as you can. Whether you’re a current or new patient, Dr. Lee and her expert dental staff welcome same-day and off-hours emergency appointments, and will put you on the road to recovery as soon as possible.

Am I having a dental emergency?

There is a wide range of indications that you might need urgent dental care, such as:

  • Severe, persistent, or sudden toothache
  • Lasting or intense pain in your jaw, gums, or other tissues in your mouth
  • Fractured, chipped, or broken tooth
  • Loose, dislodged, or lost fillings
  • Swelling in your gums, jaw muscles, or any other tissues in your mouth
  • Bleeding gums

If you’re experiencing any of these conditions, don’t hesitate to call the dental experts at Foothill Dental Care to begin your emergency dental treatment.

What do I do if I have a dental emergency?

The first thing you should do is book an appointment with Dr. Lee or go to the Foothill Dental Care offices for treatment.

If your dental emergency is a severely infected tooth, she might need to perform a root canal or an extraction, but depending on the extent of the decay, she might be able to salvage the tooth with a filling or a crown. If you’ve broken or chipped your tooth, she might be able to reattach the broken piece or fill in the crack with dental bonding.

There are a few things you can do to alleviate your pain and keep your mouth healthy while you wait to see Dr. Lee, such as:

  • Keep the affected area clean by rinsing your mouth with warm water
  • Reduce swelling and inflammation by compressing the outside of your mouth near the affected area with an ice pack or ice cubes wrapped in fabric
  • Minimize your pain by taking an over-the-counter pain reliever like ibuprofen

If you’re having a dental emergency, seek treatment immediately by calling the offices at Foothill Dental Care or making an appointment with the online booking tool.