Same-Day Emergency Dentistry
Anyone can experience a dental emergency, and most of us either have or will. At Smiles of Orange, we provide emergency dentistry, so our patients never have to wonder where to turn or what to do.
We know you want fast relief and resolution, so we keep openings in our schedule to provide same-day emergency dentistry for patients whose needs can't wait.
Common Dental Emergencies We Treat
Dr. Maryam Jackson has been providing exceptional dentistry since 2007. With her expertise in a wide range of areas, you can count on her to provide the treatment you need to relieve your pain and protect your smile.
We treat all dental emergencies, including:
- Jaw pain or swelling
- Swollen, inflamed, or bleeding gums
- Infected or abscessed teeth
- Dental trauma
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Lost crowns or fillings
Please call our Orange, CA dental office with your emergency. A caring member of our team will listen to your concerns, provide reassurance, and get you on our schedule as soon as possible.
Dental Emergencies That Need Immediate Treatment
We understand that you want your emergency resolved as quickly as possible, no matter your situation. However, there are critical emergencies that can't and shouldn't wait.
Tooth pain is never normal. If you have a toothache, it's because a cavity or infection is close to the tooth's nerve. A mild, annoying toothache may not be critical; however, pain so severe you can't function may be due to an abscess or infection requiring immediate attention.
Jaw Pain or Swelling
Jaw pain, facial swelling, and tender or swollen lymph nodes are all symptoms of a tooth infection or abscess. Prompt root canal treatment is essential, as the infection can spread to other parts of your body and even become life-threatening.
Dental Trauma or Injury
You can experience dental trauma if you fall and hit your tooth or are involved in an auto or sports accident. The most common dental injuries are usually associated with sports activities and include a tooth knocked loose or completely knocked out.
If your tooth is knocked out, you must act quickly as we only have about an hour to try to save it. Hold the tooth by the crown only, keep the root moist, and call us right away.
How to Avoid Dental Emergencies
You can't protect yourself from every dental emergency, but you can take steps to minimize your risk. Conscientious brushing and flossing removes plaque and helps you avoid cavities and gum disease.
Dental exams and cleanings with our Orange, CA dentist every six months are crucial. Dr. Jackson checks all your teeth for cavities and inspects dental work like crowns and fillings to ensure they are secure and in good shape.
Our hygienist looks for signs of gum disease during your cleanings and plans prompt treatment if necessary. They will also be happy to give you tips to improve your brushing and flossing skills to get the most out of your efforts.
Schedule Same-Day Emergency Dentistry in Orange, CA
If you have a toothache or other urgent dental problem, don't hesitate to call us at (714) 997-5495. You shouldn't have to wait an extra moment to get the relief and treatment you need, and we will make your emergency and comfort a priority.
Smiles of Orange provides same-day emergency dentistry for patients in Orange, Villa Park, Tustin, Yorba Linda, Brea, Santa Ana, Irvine, Newport Beach, and surrounding communities.