When you have a toothache or another serious dental problem, getting help as soon as possible is crucial to lowering your risk of infection or other complications. Whether you have a tooth that’s been knocked out or a severe toothache, Farshin Farokhian, DDS, offers care for dental emergencies to patients in the Hillcrest area of San Diego, California.
Dental emergencies can occur due to different causes, such as severe tooth decay that’s gone untreated or accidental injuries or damage, such as losing a filling after biting into certain foods. You can also have a dental emergency if you participate in sports or if you’re hit in the face during an auto accident or another accident.
Dr. Farokhian will provide you with the care you need for your dental problem while reducing your risk of developing further complications.
Toothaches can occur if you injure a tooth, but they’re commonly linked to other underlying problems, such as tooth decay or infections. You can also develop a toothache if you grind your teeth.
Toothaches can cause pain that flares up all of a sudden or milder pain that’s more of a dull ache that won’t go away. Keep in mind that if your toothache occurs with a fever, breathing difficulties, or severe swelling, you’ll need to have it treated right away.
Losing a filling or crown can leave your tooth vulnerable to infection. If your crown falls off, rinse it carefully and reapply it using dental cement if you’re unable to get immediate care. For a lost filling, see Dr. Farokhian as soon as possible to have it replaced and lower your risk of infection.
If you have a tooth that’s been knocked out, you might be able to have it reattached to the tooth root if you see Dr. Farokhian for emergency care as soon as possible. You can pick up your tooth, but don’t hold it by the root. Rinse it off in warm water to make sure it’s clean, then put it back in your mouth. If you can’t do this, at least keep your tooth in water, so it won’t get too dry.
If you have a cracked or broken tooth, you can try to save the piece that broke off so that Dr. Farokhian can repair it. Make sure you rinse off that piece of tooth in warm water. If you have bleeding, you can put clean gauze on the affected tooth.
If you have a dental emergency, please contact Farshin Farokhian, DDS, for immediate care.