Need An Emergency Dentist in Sonora, CA?
Are you experiencing a dental emergency? We can help! Sonora Dentist is pleased to offer emergency dental services and same-day appointments for any of those unexpected dental needs.
We treat the issues listed below as well as many other long and short-term dental treatments:
- Toothache and severe pain in the teeth
- Broken, chipped, or cracked teeth
- Tooth abscesses
- Missing or lost fillings or crowns
- Teeth knocked out or loose teeth
Call us at 209-533-9630 to schedule your appointment now!
*By appointment only, limited to availability
Tips For Dealing With a Dental Emergency
While we all do our best to avoid them, accidents by their very nature happen when we least expect them. When it comes to accidents that involve our oral health, the faster we address the problem through the administration of proper emergency dental care the better our chances become to quickly restore our smiles back to health.
If you’ve experienced a dental emergency, quickly call our office to schedule an appointment with our emergency dentist in Sonora, CA. Here are a few other helpful tips on how to deal with dental emergencies:
- Knocked-out tooth. Experiencing the trauma associated with having a tooth knocked out can cause some serious anxiety. First thing – Try to remain calm. Know that when treated quickly it’s possible for Dr. Berger to place your tooth back where it belongs. To make this more likely, start by picking the tooth up, washing the roots using clean water, and then placing the tooth back in its socket. If you cannot put the tooth back, place it between your teeth and gums or in a glass of milk. Time is of the essence, so you need to seek immediate emergency dental care if you hope to have your tooth restored back to health.
- Cracked or broken tooth. You need to rinse your mouth immediately with warm water to flush any debris from your mouth. If experiencing any swelling or discomfort, place a cold compress to the affected area of the face to help reduce swelling. Depending on the extent of the break or crack, Dr. Berger may be able to repair the damage done while still saving the overall structure of the tooth.
- Severe toothache. A persistent toothache can have several different causes that range from a serious cavity to referred pain. To help ease any discomfort, rinse your mouth with warm water and then floss between the teeth closest to the discomfort to remove any item that may be stuck. Try using a cold compress or over-the-counter pain reliever to reduce swelling and any discomfort until your appointment.
- Loose or missing filling. While rare, it’s possible for a filling to become loose or even fall out. If your filling falls into either category, you need to avoid eating to reduce any additional strain or wear being placed on the tooth. Without the support provided by a filling, your tooth is vulnerable to further damage. If you have the filling, try placing it back into the tooth until your appointment with Dr. Berger.