Emergency Dental Care in Encinitas, CA
Our Emergency Dentists in Encinitas Are Here for You
Dental emergencies are frightening events that can happen in the blink of an eye. If you or a family member is experiencing severe oral damage or pain, do your best to stay calm and pick up the phone to call our emergency dentists in Encinitas, CA at 760-230-6638. Our team at [dental practice] will do everything we can to see you as soon as possible.
We understand your dental emergency is likely causing anxiety, and you can count on Dr. Greg McElroy for compassionate, gentle care as we help to relieve your pain, assess any damage, and discuss your treatment options. Discover why we’re one of the best dental practices for patients in Encinitas, Carlsbad, San Marcos, and more.
What is a Dental Emergency?
We can provide assistance with common dental emergencies like:
- Cracked or broken tooth
- Partially dislodged tooth
- Fully dislodged tooth
- Painful toothache
- Minor oral bleeding
- Soft tissue injury
- Object stuck between the teeth
If you’re experiencing heavy oral bleeding, go straight to your nearest emergency room for assistance. This is also recommended in cases of severely injured or possibly broken jaws. For less pressing emergencies, our Encinitas dentists can always help you to restore the appearance, function, and full health of your smile later on after you’ve healed from the incident.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I need emergency dental care?
It can be hard to determine if you’re experiencing a dental emergency, especially in the panic of the moment. If you answer yes to any of the following questions, it’s best to seek emergency dental care right away:
- Have you lost a tooth?
- Are you in severe pain?
- Do you have loose teeth?
- Are you bleeding from the mouth?
- Do you have an infection?
What if I put off a dental emergency?
Putting off a trip to the dentist can cause you to experience complications like dental infection and increased damage to your tooth. Even if your toothache is mild, it’s always a good idea to check in with your dentist. Conditions like gum disease and decay can creep up on patients, and preventive/ emergency care is one of the best ways to protect oral health.
Don’t Wait to Treat an Emergency
A dental emergency can result in far worse problems if not treated in time. Don’t let your emergency wait. To request an appointment with our dentists as soon as possible, call our Encinitas, CA office at 760-230-6638. In the case of dental emergencies, we recommend that you call us directly and don’t use our online appointment form.