Emergency Dentistry

No one ever expects a dental emergency, but it can happen anytime. From a knocked-out tooth during sports to sudden, severe tooth pain – dental injuries and issues that require immediate treatment can strike without warning. At Prewitt Dental in Sanger, CA, we understand how frightening and uncomfortable these situations can be. That’s why our experienced emergency dentists – Dr. Randy Prewitt, Dr. Timothy Prewitt, and Dr. Quincy Sofowora – are here to provide prompt, compassionate care when you need it most.

What is Emergency Dentistry?

Emergency dentistry encompasses any urgent dental treatment required to alleviate severe pain, repair oral trauma, or save a tooth in a critical situation. While many general dentists reserve limited slots for emergency visits, Prewitt Dental is equipped to handle various dental emergencies as they arise.

Our team is extensively trained in the latest techniques. It utilizes cutting-edge technology to diagnose the source of your problem, get you out of pain quickly, and provide any treatment required to stabilize your condition. From there, we will schedule any follow-up procedures at your convenience.

What is Considered a Dental Emergency?

Any dental issue causing severe, unrelenting pain or trauma to the teeth, gums, or other oral structures may constitute a dental emergency. Even if you’re unsure whether your situation qualifies as an emergency, it’s better to be safe than risk further damage or complications. Our compassionate team can assess your condition promptly.

Our Emergency Dentistry Services

We are fully equipped to handle any dental emergency, including:

Cracked, chipped, or fractured teeth: Even seemingly minor cracks or chips in teeth can quickly worsen and lead to pain and infection if not treated promptly. Restoring the tooth as soon as possible is crucial.

Knocked out (avulsed) permanent teeth: When a permanent tooth gets completely dislodged from its socket, it’s a true emergency. The tooth needs to be preserved and replanted within an hour for the best chance of saving it.

Dislodged or loose permanent teeth: Teeth becoming loose or partially dislodged from trauma or advanced gum disease require immediate dental attention to stabilize them and prevent them from falling out completely.

Abscess or severe tooth infection: An abscess or spreading tooth infection can rapidly become life-threatening if the infection gets into the bloodstream. Prompt treatment with antibiotics and a root canal or extraction is essential.

Soft tissue lacerations or injuries: Tears, cuts, or puncture wounds to the lips, cheeks, gums, or tongue need urgent care to control bleeding, repair the injury, and prevent infection.

Broken dental work like lost fillings or crowns: When fillings, crowns, bridges, or other dental work becomes dislodged, it leaves the tooth surface exposed and prone to pain, sensitivity, and rapid decay if not restored promptly.

Severe, prolonged toothache or jaw pain: Persistent, worsening tooth pain signaling an underlying infection or trauma to the tooth requires emergency treatment before complications like abscess occur.

Our advanced capabilities, like our in-house 3D imaging and soft tissue laser, allow us to provide truly comprehensive emergency care from diagnosis through treatment. We can handle everything from initial stabilization to follow-up procedures needed to restore oral health.

What To Do in a Dental Emergency

In the event of a dental emergency, remain calm and follow these steps:

  1. If possible, find the tooth or tooth fragments. Very gently handle them and place them in milk or saliva to preserve them.
  2. Apply firm pressure with gauze or a clean cloth to control any bleeding.
  3. Use a cold compress to reduce swelling.
  4. Take over-the-counter pain medication if needed.
  5. Come to Prewitt Dental right away! Even if it’s outside our normal business hours, our dentists are ready to relieve your pain and stabilize your condition.

If you experience trauma to the head/neck or excessive bleeding, go to the nearest emergency room immediately before coming to our office.

Emergency Dentistry in Sanger

When faced with a scary dental emergency in Sanger, you want caring professionals you can trust to handle your situation quickly and with expertise. At Prewitt Dental, providing truly patient-focused emergency dentistry is a top priority. Drs. Randy Prewitt, Timothy Prewitt, and Quincy Sofowora have years of advanced training in all aspects of emergency dental care. Our modern, state-of-the-art facility allows us to promptly diagnose your condition and deliver rapid treatment for the best outcome.

But just as importantly, you’ll experience compassionate care in a stress-free, judgment-free environment. We’ll have you out of pain and back on the road to optimal oral health in no time! Don’t let a dental emergency compromise your oral health or quality of life. Call Prewitt Dental in Sanger the moment an urgent dental situation arises, and let our emergency dentists in Sanger provide the prompt relief you need.