Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Smiles Dental Spa

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Tracy, CA

In the event of a dental emergency, you need a trustworthy dentist to provide same-day access to emergency dentistry care. If you’ve been in an accident, injured, or have a chipped or broken tooth due to trauma, Shirley Zhao, DDS, at Smiles Dental Spa in Tracy, California, offers same-day emergency dentistry services. Schedule an emergency dental appointment online, or call the practice for the next available appointment.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry offers same-day access for dental problems that can’t wait until your next routine appointment. If your dental issue causes severe pain, swelling, excessive bleeding, or puts you at risk of tooth loss, it’s considered a dental emergency.

Like all medical emergencies, dental emergencies are unpredictable and won’t always happen during traditional dental office hours. Smiles Dental Spa offers emergency dentistry services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

What dental services are offered during emergency dentistry appointments?

Smiles Dental Spa offers same-day appointments for dental emergencies including but not limited to:

Toothaches

If you experience tooth pain, first rinse your mouth with warm water and floss to eliminate food particles between your teeth. If your gums or face are swollen, apply a cold compress. Call Smiles Dental Spa or schedule an appointment as soon as possible as toothaches may be a sign of infection.

Broken or chipped teeth

If trauma causes a broken or chipped tooth, try to save the piece of tooth. Rinse your mouth with warm water, and, if bleeding, apply gauze to the area. If swollen, apply a cold compress to your face. Always call for an emergency dentistry appointment for broken or chipped teeth right away.

Knocked-out tooth

Save the knocked-out tooth if possible. Rinse your mouth with warm water. Try replacing the tooth into its position, but don’t force it. If you can’t put the tooth back into place, put the tooth in milk or water with a little table salt and visit Smiles Dental Spa within an hour of the incident to increase the likelihood of saving your tooth.

You should also call Smiles Dental Spa for objects stuck between teeth, a partially dislodged tooth, lost dental fillings or dental crown, or bitten tongue or lip.

What should I do after a dental emergency?

If you’ve experienced a dental emergency, stay calm. Call Smiles Dental Spa for advice on what to do until you can visit the office for care. The Smiles Dental Spa team may suggest rinsing your mouth with warm water, applying ice to reduce swelling, flossing, and using over-the-counter pain relievers.

The staff will get you an appointment as soon as possible with 24/7 access to emergency dentistry services. Call the practice, or use the online booking tool to set up an appointment.