Get Emergency Dental Care in Walnut Creek, CA
Some dental issues cannot wait. Impacted teeth, unexpected infections, chips, or fractures, all these problems can be painful and time sensitive. For patients experiencing unanticipated issues, Dr. Troy Schmedding at Family Dentistry in Walnut Creek, CA offers urgent emergency dental care, treating patients immediately whenever possible.
You may wonder what constitutes a dental emergency, and when you may be eligible for an emergency visit. Dr. Schmedding reserves time for emergencies of all kinds, so if you are experiencing an issue that feels urgent (or painful), call our office in Walnut Creek immediately. We will schedule you for the soonest possible appointment. However, if you are dealing with a potentially life-threatening issue, please call 9-1-1.
Issues we commonly treat in an emergency appointment include:
- Fractured, broken, or chipped teeth
- Abscesses due to impacted teeth or infection
- Numbness or severe pain in a tooth or crown
- Intense swelling in your jaw
- Broken or lost restoration, like veneers or implants
Life is full of unexpected events. You cannot always plan ahead. For that reason, Dr. Schmedding keeps a calendar that allows for unanticipated emergency visits. Being able to reliably respond to emergency scenarios can help save your teeth, so Dr. Schmedding urges you to call Family Dentistry immediately, if you are experiencing a painful issue or something otherwise out of the ordinary.
When you call to schedule your appointment, Dr. Schmedding and his team can also give you tips on what you can do at home to prevent additional damage or discomfort. For example, if a tooth or restoration has been knocked out or fractured, we can advise you on the steps to take to preserve the tooth and potentially save it. Intense pain can be temporarily relieved with over-the-counter medication, although Family Dentistry typically advises patients to avoid aspirin, which can increase bleeding.
If you are experiencing pain, unexpected trauma, or anything out of the ordinary that registers to you as an emergency, do not hesitate to call Family Dentistry. Whatever the situation is, we can help. If necessary, we will schedule an emergency appointment and get you in front of the doctor as soon as possible. To get in touch about an emergency appointment, call (925) 956-4266.