Emergency Care

Emergency Dentist in Glendora, CA

Patient before her visit at our Emergency dentistry in Glendora, CA.

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore A Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies seem to have a knack for popping up right when you can ill-afford a setback - like right before that all-important presentation or during a week filled with PTA commitments. Even if you’re not in severe pain, dental emergencies are a sure way to derail your plans. While toothache and discomfort is what brings most of our emergency cases to Foothill Family Dental Group, some situations may not cause immediate pain but if left untreated can cause long-term issues, gum disease and tooth loss. We know you want to get back to living your life which is why Dr. Mariam and Dr. Yara prioritize speedy and efficient treatment while ensuring your comfort throughout.

Common Dental Emergencies

We see it all here at our Glendora dental office! While the usual suspects are toothache and infections, there are many more common emergencies that warrant a visit to Dr. Mariam and Dr. Yara! 

  • Toothache: The kind of toothache that knocks you off your feet tends to signal gum disease, infection or decay which we can address immediately 
  • Chipped or Broken Teeth: That hard candy or fall during your morning run can end in chipped or broken teeth. Ou emergency dentists in Glendora, CA, can use techniques like dental bonding or crowns to repair the damage. 
  • Knocked-Out Teeth: If your tooth has been knocked out, it needs to be reimplanted within an hour or so for best results. Until you’re in our safe hands, keep the tooth in milk or saliva. 
  • Lost Fillings or Crowns: It may not seem like a big deal or cause immediate pain, but this can expose the sensitive pulp of the tooth to bacteria and decay. You should come in to our office to replace the filling or crown as soon as possible. 
  • Abscess: An abscess is a sign there is an infection in the tooth and can result in fever, swelling and severe pain. If draining the abcess is not successful, you’ll likely need a root canal to clear the infection and save your tooth from extraction. 
  • Bleeding Gums: While a little bleeding is normal if you’ve injured your gum tissue or brushed too hard, excessive or prolonged bleeding indicates a problem.
What you should know about emergency care before visiting our dental office:

What to Expect During An Emergency Appointment

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When you come see us for a dental emergency, you’re likely feeling a little flustered and probably in pain. Our immediate goal is to relieve pain and bring you peace of mind. Our friendly front office team will welcome you and get you comfortable in one of our modern exam rooms. You’ll be attended to by one of our emergency dentists - Dr. Mariam or Dr. Yara - who will perform an initial exam and consult to find the source of the problem. This may require x-rays to see beyond the surface of your teeth so we know exactly what’s going on behind the scenes. 

Once we know what is causing your pain or discomfort, we can get started with immediate treatment to relieve pain.

After your appointment, you’ll be sent home with aftercare instructions and any medication you may need. We like to see most emergency patients for a check-up a few days or weeks after treatment to make sure you’re healing up well but your doctor will discuss this with you during your treatment.

Can dental emergencies be avoided?

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Even if you diligently brush your teeth and wear mouthguards during contact sports, you’re still not immune to experiencing unforeseen dental issues. As a general rule of thumb, you can significantly lower your chances by sticking to the following habits: 

  • Brush with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and floss daily to remove plaque and bacteria 
  • Visit your Glendora dentist every 6 months for a check-up and cleaning 
  • Avoid sugary foods and drinks as sugar erodes enamel and makes teeth vulnerable to cavities 
  • Avoid chewing hard foods that can crack or break your teeth 
  • Don’t use your teeth as tools!

How can I manage pain before my emergency appointment?

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Over-the-counter pain relievers can help with temporary pain relief. You can also try applying a cold compress to the affected area to reduce swelling and discomfort. Avoid applying heat or putting aspirin directly on the gums as this can worsen bleeding and swelling.

Get Relief From Our Emergency Dentist in Glendora, CA, Today!

Call (626) 963-3322 and schedule a consultation at our Glendora dental office.

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