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 the proper dental care.
Dr. Karim Naguib and his team have experience in treating complex cases and routine dental problems. They aim to deliver personalized care that improves the form and function of patient’s smiles.
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:
- 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.
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
- Repairs 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 that you are receiving effective and comfortable treatment.
How to Handle Dental Emergencies
Learn how to handle dental emergencies before receiving professional care:
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 are experiencing swelling.
Knocked-out tooth: If possible, locate the lost tooth and pick it up by the crown. You can place the lost tooth in a container of saliva or warm milk. If there is pain or swelling in your gums you can use a cold compress. Contact our office and we will try to restore the tooth.
Chipped tooth: Clean the area gently by rinsing it with water. Over-the-counter pain relievers and cold compresses placed on the outside of the mouth can be used to combat tooth pain.
Broken dental crown or bridge: If possible, schedule an appointment at our office and bring the broken appliance with you. Dr. Naguib will help you to determine the best treatment plan for replacing the appliance.
Request an Appointment Today
For emergencies and non-emergencies, call our Lancaster, CA dentist office at (661) 948-6700 or 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.
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.
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 is able to see you. Commonly, we’ll suggest over-the-counter pain medication and saltwater rinses help with your dental emergency.
Is bleeding gum 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 periodontal disease. Severe gum tissue bleeding due to injury or trauma may need more immediate medical attention, either with 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 find out if they 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.