emergency tooth acheGoing through or seeing someone in your family go through a dental emergency can be painful and scary especially when you’re not sure what to do. At Epic Family Dental in San Clemente, California we take all dental emergencies very seriously and do everything we can to help our patients right away.

Any problems occurring with your teeth we would categorize as a dental emergency just because your teeth’ health is important to us. Because you or your family member can experience any range of dental emergencies, below we have listed examples of emergencies and when you should come to see us.

Knocked-Out Tooth: Please give us a call immediately if you or your child has just gotten a tooth knocked out. In some cases, if root and tooth are attached there is a chance for replacement, but coming in to see us will relieve pain and help prevent other problems from happening to the area.

Broken, Chipped, or Cracked: Depending on the location of the crack, break or chip we can take different measures to fix the tooth. Once one of these happens, the risk for cavity and infection in that tooth increases. Please come see us as soon as you can to have the tooth restored.

Toothache: In most cases, if your tooth has been going through constant pain you could be suffering from a cavity or some decay. The dental professional is the only person who can diagnose a cavity, so we encourage our patients to schedule an appointment to be diagnosed.

Bleeding Gums: Slight bleeding of the gums is normal during flossing if the patient hasn’t been regularly flossing. If gums start swelling and bleeding frequently in a specific area, please make an appointment to get it fixed.

Emergency Dentist

Every member of our staff at Epic Family Dental is highly trained in emergency dental procedures and how to get you out of pain quickly and fix the problem. We work together to make sure that our patients understand their procedure and feel comfortable in our chair. Our patients of San Clemente, California are our family and we do everything we can to get you into our office quickly.