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Dental Emergencies and Oral Hygiene

April 10, 2020
Posted By: WinningSmiles Custom Dentistry & Implant Center
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Excruciating and sudden tooth pain is one reason that our patients in Fontana, CA often need same-day emergency dental care.

Dr. Mo Koperly and his dedicated dental staff are experts at checking your oral health and determining what the source of pain might be. Sometimes it's a tiny cavity that grew unchecked and now requires a root canal.

Another dental emergency can be caused by untreated gum disease where the gum line might shrink and expose the tooth and roots. Both scenarios can cause a great deal of pain and will need immediate dental treatment.

Our patients at WinningSmiles Custom Dentistry & Implant Center should never have to live in pain. We do our best to relieve your panic, anxiety, and discomfort. 

An infected tooth may not show any initial symptoms until it becomes a painful abscess. Abscesses are advanced tooth infections that can impact your jawbone and your oral cavity. Your Fontana dentist may recommend oral surgery to remove the infection before it can spread.

Prevention Is the Best Defense

Some dental emergencies are an effect of an external action like a car accident or a sports injury. Many emergencies often happen due to neglect of oral health, diet, and lifestyle. It might feel harmless to skip brushing your teeth a few times, but often this can roll over into a continuous habit of forgetting. Even more importantly, daily brushing and flossing eliminate the daily build-up of harmful plaque. 

If you can't see your dentist right away, you can avoid painful dental emergencies by taking care of your teeth and avoiding sugary drinks and beverages. We always recommend drinking plenty of water to hydrate your body and rinse harmful bacteria from your mouth.

Above all, maintain a sense of calm and do not panic. Dr. Koperly and his team of experienced dentists are available to guide you through any dental emergency scenario.

If you are experiencing unusual pain or sensitivity, don't hesitate to call us. We can help assess your situation and let you know how you can handle your dental emergency until you can see us. 

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At WinningSmiles Custom Dentistry & Implant Center, our team of experienced emergency dentists can help patients during any situation. No matter how mild or complex your emergency is, don't think twice about letting us know. Here are some tips for handling common dental emergencies that we see at our Fontana office:

Knocked-Out Tooth

If you have knocked your tooth out, try to locate it and handle it gently.

Avoid touching the roots and keep it moist by either placing the tooth in your mouth or a cup of milk until we can see you. We will do our best to save the tooth, especially if we can see you right after the injury. If we cannot save the tooth, we can go over ...

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