Emergency Dentistry Palmdale & Lancaster, CA

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, call our dentists in Lancaster, CA, at (661) 948-6700 or our dentists in Palmdale, CA, at (661) 273-6565. Our team will help you schedule an office visit and coordinate dental care. Dr. Karim Naguib and his team have experience treating complex cases and routine dental problems. They aim to deliver personalized care that improves patients’ smiles’ form and function.

Emergency dentist in Lancaster, CA

Types of Dental Emergencies

If you are not sure that you are having a dental emergency, call our office. Our staff will help you determine the cause of your problem and will recommend the appropriate treatment.

Dental emergencies often fall under these categories include:

  • A chipped or fractured tooth
  • Tooth abscess
  • Dental infection
  • Knocked out a permanent tooth
  • Severe toothache
  • Broken or lost dental restoration

We work with patients of all ages to address their dental concerns and help them restore their smiles.

Emergency Dentistry Treatments in Lancaster, CA

We offer multiple treatment options to restore patients’ smiles at Premier Dental Care.

Our professional team:

  • Fights tooth infections
  • Treats gum swelling
  • Relieves tooth pain
  • Provides dental implants
  • Fixes chipped, cracked, or fractured teeth
  • Repairs and replaces dental fillings and crowns
  • Provides emergency tooth extraction

If you have any questions about your treatment options, our dental staff will be happy to help. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure you receive practical and comfortable treatment.

How to Handle Dental Emergencies

Learn how to handle dental emergencies before you receive professional care in our office:

Tooth Pain

You can take an over-the-counter pain reliever for your tooth pain. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Naguib if your pain persists, and apply a cold compress if you experience swelling. A toothache may indicate a tooth abscess or cavity. It’s essential to visit our office if you experience severe pain. We will find the appropriate treatment for your tooth pain.

Knocked-Out Tooth

If possible, locate the lost tooth and pick it up by the crown. Avoid touching the tooth roots. Gently rinse the tooth in cool water. Sometimes, you can place the tooth back in your mouth. Place the tooth gently back in its socket and bite down.

If you cannot reattach the tooth, place the lost tooth in a container of saliva. Keeping the tooth moist will increase the chance we can reattach your tooth in our office.

You can use a cold compress if there is pain or swelling in your gums. Contact our office, and we will try to restore the tooth. We recommend a dental implant if we cannot restore the tooth. An implant is a titanium post that replaces teeth at the root. The implant post can restore a missing tooth with a crown.

Cracked or Broken Teeth

Clean the area gently by rinsing it with water. Use over-the-counter pain relievers and place cold compresses outside the mouth to combat tooth pain. Do not wait for dental care if you have a large tooth fracture. Harmful bacteria can infect your tooth through a break in the enamel. 

We often recommend a dental crown to cover and protect your injured tooth. A crown is a tooth-colored cap that fully covers single teeth. Dental bonding can cover small chips or cracks from dental trauma. Like crowns, bonding uses tooth-colored materials. However, bonding will not fully cover a tooth.

Broken Dental Crown or Bridge

Schedule an appointment at our office and bring the broken appliance if possible. Dr. Naguib will help you to determine the best treatment plan for replacing the appliance. Do not try to place your broken restoration back in your mouth. We will provide a temporary restoration while you wait for your replacement. 

Emergency Dentistry FAQs

Can I go to the emergency room for a dental emergency?

No, the ER will be unable to give you dental care. Only someone trained specifically in dentistry can offer this kind of care. While they can help if you have a cut in the soft tissue of your mouth, only the dentist should do actual dental care.

However, if you have a medical emergency, contact a hospital first. We can treat any dental problems after you receive medical care.

What do dentists and medical professionals consider a dental emergency?

Dentists consider anything that requires dental care ASAP an emergency. This includes a broken tooth, severe tooth pain, or a broken dental restoration.

How should I handle a dental emergency?

First, call us so that you can see a dentist as soon as possible. We can recommend things to do until a dentist in our office can see you. Commonly, we’ll suggest over-the-counter pain medication and saltwater rinses to help with your dental emergency.

Are bleeding gums a dental emergency?

It might not be a dental emergency if you notice that your gums are bleeding. Bleeding gums when brushing and flossing can signify gum disease. Severe gum tissue bleeding due to injury or trauma may need more immediate medical attention. You may either contact a dental provider or at the emergency room.

Do emergency dentists take insurance?

Many emergency dentists accept dental insurance as a form of payment. Check with the dentist you plan to visit to determine if they will take your dental insurance. Moreover, you can also contact your insurance provider to find out if they cover any emergency dental procedures. Some plans may require you to pay an extra fee or deductible before they will cover any services.

Can an emergency dentist remove wisdom teeth?

Yes. Emergency dentists can remove wisdom teeth if there is an infection. However, it’s important to note that not all emergency dentists perform wisdom teeth extractions. It can be a complex procedure that requires specialized training and equipment. It’s best to check with your dentist’s office to determine if they offer this service.

Receive Emergency Dental Care

Call our Lancaster, CA, dentist’s office at (661) 948-6700 for emergencies and non-emergencies. You can schedule a dental visit to our Lancaster dentist office online. Call our Palmdale, CA, dentist office at (661) 273-6565 or schedule a visit to our Palmdale dentist office online.