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Dental care when you need it: emergency dentistry services in Walnut Creek, CA

Woman having dental emergency

When you have tooth pain, a broken dental restoration, a knocked-out tooth, or other emergency dental issues, it can stop your life in its tracks. At Family Dentistry of Walnut Creek, we understand how urgent these types of situations are and provide patients in the Walnut Creek, CA area the emergency dentistry services they need when a dental crisis strikes.

When you need urgent dental care

Many patients wonder what types of dental issues are considered true dental emergencies. At Family Dentistry of Walnut Creek, your oral health and comfort are our top priority, so we accommodate you as soon as we can for any issue that is causing you pain or puts the health of your mouth in immediate jeopardy. This includes dental problems such as:

  • Loose, shifted, or knocked out teeth
  • Teeth that have broken, chipped, or fractured
  • Abscesses
  • Severe pain or numbness in a tooth, either in the crown or beneath the surface
  • Intense pain or swelling in your jaw
  • The need for emergency dental extractions
  • Dental restorations that have broken or fallen out

Call us for emergency dental care

In short, if you are wondering whether your dental issue warrants an urgent visit to the dentist, we encourage you to call us. The team at Family Dentistry of Walnut Creek will see you as soon as possible  so you have the highest chance of saving your natural tooth and getting out of pain quickly. If you feel you might be experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1.

When you call to schedule your appointment, we will give you advice on what steps to take before your appointment. For example, if your tooth has been knocked out, we can give you step-by-step instructions on how to preserve the tooth to optimize the chances that it can be successfully re-inserted at your appointment. If you are in intense pain, taking over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen can help alleviate pain; we typically recommend avoiding aspirin as it can increase bleeding. Depending on the situation, ice packs, warm saltwater rinses, or other measures may also be appropriate.

We are here when you need us. If a dental emergency strikes, call Family Dentistry of Walnut Creek at (925) 956-4266.

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