Emergency Dentist – Auburn, CA
Come See Us For Immediate Care!
If you ever find yourself in need of urgent dental care, DON’T head to your local emergency room! There, you’ll likely just spend hours in the waiting room before being seen by someone with little to no dental training. At Sierra Dental Care, however, we have the experience and equipment to handle urgent dental problems that ERs simply don’t, plus we’ll be able to see you much faster as well—we’re often able to schedule same-day appointments for emergency patients!
Why Choose Sierra Dental Care for Emergency Dentistry?
- Same-day appointments available for emergency patients
- Latest technology leads to better & faster care
- Dentist with nearly 30 years of experience
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
Most dental emergencies happen because of one of two reasons. Either a patient has neglected their oral hygiene and has developed a severe toothache, or they have been in an accident where their teeth were damaged. In either case, the first thing you should do is contact Sierra Dental Care. That way, we can schedule an appointment to see you as soon as possible.
Before you can make it to our office, here are a few first-aid tips you can do on your own:
Rinse and floss around the tooth to dislodge anything that might be stuck between the teeth, and you can take an OTC medication to help manage any pain. If the tooth has developed an infection that goes deep inside it, we may need to perform a root canal in order to stop the pain and save the tooth.
Try to gather up any pieces of the tooth that you can. If your tooth has a sharp edge that is irritating your lips or cheeks, place a wet cotton ball or piece of dental wax over it. We can often repair these kinds of teeth, but if one is too forgone, we may simply have to remove and replace it.
Find the tooth, gently rinse it off, and try to place it back into its socket. If this is impossible, keep it in a container of milk or saltwater until you can see us. The tooth must stay moist in order to keep it alive and viable for reattachment!
Find the filling/crown and try to place it back onto your tooth. A small amount of toothpaste can help serve as a temporary adhesive. If it won’t stay, put it in a safe container until you’re able to reach us.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
As with any kind of dental problem, we’d prefer that our patients NOT have to deal with dental emergencies. You can keep your smile safe by wearing a mouthguard whenever you play sports (sports-related injuries are a HUGE source of dental emergencies) and not using your teeth to open packages/bottles. Brushing, flossing, and seeing your dentist regularly will also keep your teeth nice and strong, making them more resistant to breaking and developing decay.
The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
Treating a dental emergency can have a wide range of costs depending on a patient’s particular situation. For some, simply taking antibiotics is all that is needed to handle an infection, or a small filling can quickly repair a cavity. However, other patients may need a tooth to be completely removed and replaced, which can be quite expensive. If you ever need emergency care, we’ll quickly go over your options so that there are no surprises after treatment.