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Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Ramona Dental Group

Dentistry located in Ramona, CA

While dental emergencies are not common, when a dental emergency strikes, you need access to quality emergency dentistry to relieve pain, discomfort, or save your teeth. Ramona Dental Group in Ramona, California, offers quick and efficient treatment for a wide range of dental emergencies. If you or a loved one experiences a dental emergency, call the practice or use the online tool to schedule a same-day appointment.

Emergency Dentistry Q&A

What is emergency dentistry?

Any dental situation causing severe discomfort or pain is considered an emergency. If the dental situation needs prompt attention, it’s a dental emergency. While some dental practices only provide emergency dentistry services to existing patients, Ramona Dental Group accepts both new and existing patients in need of immediate dental care. 

If your dental situation involves a life-threatening emergency, call an ambulance or go to the hospital emergency room.

What are the most common types of dental emergencies?

The team at Ramona Dental Group commonly treats the following emergency oral health problems:

  • Severe mouth pain
  • Toothache
  • Inflammation and swelling
  • Abscesses
  • Infections
  • Post-operative complications
  • Orthodontic emergencies
  • Lost dental restorations such as fillings, crowns, or bridges
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Dislodged or dislocated teeth
  • Chipped, broken, or cracked teeth
  • Broken or cracked dentures

If a tooth or several teeth are completely knocked out of your mouth, try to find and save the tooth without handling the tooth root too much. In some cases, the dentist can replace the tooth and save it, preventing the need for dentures or dental implants and crowns. 

Call the practice whenever you face a dental emergency and the team will get you in to see the dentist as quickly as possible. Leaving an emergency dental situation untreated could result in worsening symptoms or unbearable pain. Teeth receiving immediate treatment are often saved, and emergency dentistry prevents bigger, more expensive dental problems in the future.

What should I expect during an emergency dentistry appointment?

When you call with a dental emergency, a member of the staff fits you into the schedule as soon as possible. At the office, your dentist takes X-rays of the area if necessary to diagnose and determine an appropriate treatment plan. The dentist checks for infections, lost restorations, and oral health problems to provide immediate care as needed to save teeth, relieve pain, and reduce future problems. 

If you have an infection, your dentist may prescribe antibiotics to clear the infection before completing dental work. If treatment cannot take place immediately, a future appointment for more advanced work is scheduled.

If you experience a dental emergency or oral health situation that requires immediate dental care, call Ramona Dental Group or use the online booking tool for the first available appointment.