Dental Emergencies in Fontana, CA
Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong. Dental pain, in particular, should be attended to promptly because it typically won’t go away on its own.
We don’t think you should have to wait around for days waiting to be seen. At WinningSmiles in Fontana, CA, we keep space in our schedule so we can see patients with dental emergencies quickly – usually the same day you call.
What Is a Dental Emergency?
Pain is usually a clear indicator that you are experiencing an emergency. Other common issues that require prompt treatment include:
- Unexplained swelling
- A “pimple” on your gum tissue
- Extreme sensitivity
- A broken tooth
- A tooth that has been knocked loose or knocked out
- A broken appliance or restoration
- A foreign object caught between your teeth that can’t be removed with brushing or floss
Don’t sit at home and wonder if your problem is “severe” enough to be an emergency. If you ever have a question or concern, don’t hesitate to call our office. We’ll assess your symptoms and determine whether an office visit is necessary or if your issue can be addressed with home treatment.
Dental infections, abscesses, and broken or lost teeth need to be addressed quickly. A dental infection can be quite painful and may spread to other parts of the body. When a tooth is broken or lost, time is of the essence if we are to save the tooth. Please don’t wait to call our office.
Please note – if you have been injured in a way that caused you to lose consciousness, you are bleeding profusely, or you suspect that you have broken a bone, please visit the emergency room or call 911.
After Hours Options
Unfortunately, dental emergencies don’t necessarily stick to “office hours.” Weekend sports injuries and broken teeth caused by biting down on an unexpected olive pit at dinner can certainly lead to emergency dental visits!
We’ve made it easy for our patients to access our dentists, no matter what time their emergency occurs. A member of our team is on call 24/7, so all you have to do is call our regular office number and follow the directions on the recorded message to reach us right away. We’ll give you advice to help you stay uncomfortable until we can see you when the office is open.
Are You in Pain?
You deserve prompt treatment from a compassionate team who is deeply concerned about your comfort, safety, and health. Please call our practice right away and let us know what is going on so that we can help you feel like yourself again.
Remember, routine care can help prevent many emergencies. If it’s time for a check-up or cleaning, give us a call for a free consultation!