Dental Emergency

Dental Emergency

Dental Emergency

Expert Emergency Dentistry In Buena Park, CA

Expert Emergency Dentistry In Buena Park, CA

Dental Emergency, Buena Park, California

Dental emergencies can happen any time without warning, and they don't go away on their own. Leaving these problems alone for too long can become a real dental nightmare! When urgent dental problems strike, you never want to waste a moment getting the fast, expert care you need. At Gold Coast Dental Buena Park, our emergency dentists take great pride in providing our patients with the best urgent care possible in Buena Park.

Our caring and dedicated dentists understand that it can be scary when dental emergencies appear. However, our emergency dentist team is here when you need us. We do everything we can to make your time with us smooth and stress-free. Whether it’s a broken tooth, painful toothache, or periodontitis, you never have to worry knowing that our team is on your smile’s side. When urgent dental problems appear, we don't waste a moment to treat them quickly and painlessly.

With the latest technology and tools and skilled specialists at your service, you can count on our office to help you get your smile back to its old self in no time! And with decades of experience under our belt, you know that every decision is backed by quality workmanship and expertise. Our phones are available around the clock, rain or shine, to help you get the professional care you need WHEN you need it.

Don’t let your dental emergency become a worst-case scenario! If you're in pain and need emergency dental services, please don't hesitate to call us at (714) 278-4975 to schedule an urgent appointment.



The Dangers of Gum Disease

With gum disease, our periodontists are on your side…

Half of Americans over age 30 have some form of periodontal disease. While simple gingivitis can be reversed with a little boost to their brushing and flossing routine, periodontitis isn’t so easy to fix. This late gum disease stage can be a serious dental emergency, and waiting too long for treatment can put your smile in danger! Missing the early warning signs of gum disease like red, puffy, and bleeding gums can lead to:

Receding Gums

Receding Gums

Gingivitis only inflames and irritates the gums. However, periodontitis attacks the gums, jawbone, and connective tissues around your teeth. As these structures are injured, the gums recede and deep pockets form between the teeth and gums to catch plaque, food, and other debris.

Dental Abscesses

Dental Abscesses

Gum infections can lead to a pocket of pus called an abscess forming between your teeth and gums. Abscesses are incredibly painful and can often come with symptoms like toothaches, facial swelling, fever, and difficulty swallowing or breathing. They can also spread to the rest of your mouth and body if they burst.

Loose and Shifting Teeth

Loose and Shifting Teeth

As the gums, periodontal jaw bone, and soft connective tissues are destroyed by periodontitis, your teeth lose the supportive structure keeping them in place. This causes your bite to change as teeth gradually start moving out of alignment.

Tooth Loss

Tooth Loss

Eventually, teeth can become loose enough that they fall out, even without tooth extraction. However, even with your teeth gone, periodontal disease can continue spreading throughout your mouth and repeat the entire process again.



Need to see our team for immediate periodontal care? Call our dental office at (714) 278-4975 today!




Please See Us Right Away If…

Don’t wait to visit our dental office during a dental emergency!

Not every chipped tooth or case of bleeding gums is a dental emergency. Some can wait a few days or weeks without issue. However, when the problem is urgent, you should see an emergency dentist right away. Please call (714) 278-4975 to schedule an immediate appointment if you experience:

  • Toothache that lasts more than a day
  • Broken or cracked tooth that is painful
  • Chipped tooth that has sharp fragments
  • Excessive bleeding of the gums or mouth
  • Wisdom teeth pain, or redness and swelling around the wisdom tooth
  • Knocked-out, loose tooth, or tooth becoming numb
  • Tooth abscess formation, or canker sore that doesn’t heal
  • Jaw pain and swelling

Tooth Extraction vs. Root Canal

With tooth infection and decay, earlier treatment can mean all the difference for your smile!

Early tooth decay can often be fixed with fluoride treatment or fillings. However, left untreated, it can put your tooth at serious risk, especially if your cavity pain suddenly disappears. This sudden toothache relief is a sign of your tooth dying. At this stage, your emergency dentist may offer you a choice: root canal or tooth extraction.

Root Canal: We always recommend a root canal if it is an option. As great as modern dental implants or bridges are, your smile is always healthier with natural teeth. Root canals can often save a tooth on the brink, clearing out decay, tooth infection, and tooth abscesses. With a filling or crown for reinforcement, a root canal can keep your tooth strong and in good shape, protecting it from further infections or damage for a lifetime.

Tooth Extraction: Tooth extractions are often reserved as a last resort, recommended when there is no saving your tooth. Along with the most severe tooth infections, our dentists will remove a tooth if there is severe periodontitis, wisdom teeth impaction, large breaks, or certain orthodontic issues. In these cases, pulling a tooth can reduce the risk of later, more painful dental problems. There are two types of extraction procedures: simple and surgical. Which one our team performs depends on the tooth.

The earlier you see our team for your cavity, the better chance we have of saving your tooth! Contact (714) 278-4975 today to book your emergency appointment.

Don’t Worry—We’ve Got You Covered

Trust our committed team to help get your dental health back on track, even on short notice

If you've got a dental emergency, there’s no need to panic. The Gold Coast Dental Buena Park team is on the job! We believe you should never have to wait for the expert care you need, especially if you need an emergency dentist. Our doors are open from 7AM to 7PM, 7 days a week. You can also call our office 24/7 to schedule an appointment, so rest easy knowing that our dedicated team is always here for you and your smile. Need to book an immediate appointment? Call (714) 278-4975!



  • When should I be concerned about bleeding gums?

    Bleeding gums are more common than many people believe, and it’s not always a dental emergency. It’s one of the tell-tale signs of gingivitis, which can be fixed on your own with 2 weeks of consistent brushing and flossing. However, if your gum bleeding is excessive or lasts more than 10 minutes, this is a much more serious issue. Additionally, if your bleeding gums are accompanied by receding gums, loose teeth, or new spaces appearing between your teeth, please call our emergency team ASAP.

  • When should you see a dentist for a toothache?

    Tooth sensitivity and twinges are not always signs of a dental emergency and are common with small cavities, teeth grinding problems, and even post-cavity treatment. However, please don’t hesitate to call our dental office if your toothache is intense, lasts more than a day, or comes with any swelling, ear pain, or fevers.

  • Is a cracked tooth an emergency?

    Each cracked tooth is different. Some cracks are surface-level and cause no pain or sensitivity. They are not emergencies and can often be left alone or fixed with cosmetic bonding. However, painful fractures that run deep in the tooth can lead to tooth infection and potentially put your tooth’s integrity and life at risk. All cracked teeth should be examined by a dentist at some point, but please schedule an immediate appointment if your cracked tooth is painful.

  • What are the symptoms of a tooth infection spreading?

    Left untreated, a tooth infection or abscess can spread to the rest of your mouth or even your body via the bloodstream. Symptoms of this include intense toothaches, a throbbing or swelling jaw, tooth pain and sensitivity to pressure or extreme temperatures, bad breath or taste in your mouth, and fever.

  • When can a tooth not be saved?

    Our dentists always aim to keep your smile as intact and whole as possible. However, that may not be possible with severe cavities, gum disease, tooth fractures and breaks, or knocked-out teeth. If the tooth dies or too much of the tooth or periodontal structure holding your teeth in place is destroyed, an emergency dentist may need to extract it.

  • Can I leave a chipped tooth alone?

    Minor enamel damage that doesn’t cause any sharp fragments or tooth pain can be left alone. However, chips that reach the inner tooth, are painful, or can cut your tongue and cheeks should be seen by an emergency dentist right away.

 


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