Emergency Dentist Whittier CA

Emergency Dentist

Emergency Dentist in Whittier, CA

Even patients with the best home care can experience dental emergencies. Whether you’re dealing with constant sensitivity, sharp pain, or a broken tooth, you should visit your Whittier emergency dentist as soon as possible. Delaying treatment can be the difference between saving and losing a tooth.

What Causes Dental Pain?

Dental pain can result from:

Dental decay: Moderate dental decay can result in sensitivity to sweet foods and beverages and even some sensitivity to temperature. Eventually, though, if the decay gets into the nerve of the tooth, it can cause inflammation/irritation as well as infection. When this happens, you might experience throbbing or sharp pain that is constant.

Injury/trauma: Dental trauma can consist of trauma to the teeth, gums, other soft tissues, jawbone, and jaw joint. Injury and trauma can result from getting hit in the face during sports or an accident. It can also result from constant clenching and grinding of your teeth, which can cause muscle, jaw joint pain, and tooth pain.

Misalignment: When your teeth and/or jaw aren’t aligned properly, you can end up with tooth soreness, headaches, and muscle pain. In some cases, you might even have difficulty opening and closing your mouth (lockjaw) or earaches.

Exposed dentin: The second layer of a tooth is called dentin, which is very porous. When enamel wears down or is missing due to chipping or a tooth fracture, the dentin is exposed. Because it is so porous, whenever you breathe cold air or eat hot/cold foods, you may experience tooth sensitivity.

Infection: An infection is the result of deep dental decay that gets into the nerve or a gum infection that’s caused by periodontal disease or food/object impaction in the gum tissue.

Emergency Dental Care Whittier CA
Emergency Dentist Whittier CA

What Is a Dental Emergency?

Normally, you shouldn’t be aware of your teeth. If you ever experience the following symptoms, contact our office immediately.

  • Sensitivity to heat/cold
  • Pain while chewing
  • Chronic headaches
  • Facial pain
  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Chipped tooth
  • Fractured tooth
  • Crown/veneer that’s come off
  • Soft tissue anomalies (white bumps, for example)
  • Soft tissue injury that results in copious bleeding
  • Broken orthodontic wire or bracket

Why See a Whittier Emergency Dentist Right Away?

If you’re unsure if what you’re experiencing is a dental emergency, we urge you to contact our office. Remember, delaying treatment can be the difference between saving and losing a tooth. We don’t want you to face losing a tooth if at all possible. Contact our team to discuss your symptoms and schedule an emergency evaluation. Be sure to be as specific as possible and provide our front office team with as much detail about your symptoms/condition as you can.

What if your dental emergency happens outside of dental office hours? We recommend that you visit the nearest emergency room immediately, especially if you:

  • Have a knocked-out tooth
  • Are experiencing debilitating pain
  • Experience facial swelling
  • Have a deep gash/cut that won’t stop bleeding
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Dentists of Whittier – Here to Help You Find Comfort Again

The team at Dentists of Whittier doesn’t want to see you in pain. Our heart goes out to anyone experiencing sensitivity and pain – we understand how it feels and want to help remedy the situation ASAP. If you’re experiencing any painful symptoms, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We have emergency appointments set aside in our schedule so that we can meet our patient’s needs in a timely manner.

If you’re experiencing dental pain or sensitivity, contact us right away to schedule an appointment.


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