Emergency Dentistry

Cherry Family Dental

Family Dentists located in South San Jose, San Jose, CA

Dental emergencies can be nerve-wracking experiences, which is why you want to make sure you have an excellent dentist on call for when they happen. Misty Henne, DMD, provides exceptional emergency dentistry services for her patients at Cherry Family Dental in South San Jose, California. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, call the office immediately to arrange for a same-day appointment. You can also make an appointment online using this website.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is dental care for situations that require immediate attention. Cherry Family Dental offers same-day appointments in order to accommodate patients that are experiencing emergencies. If you require emergency care, schedule an appointment immediately and begin making your way to the office. Getting treatment as soon as possible after your emergency could make the difference between saving and losing your tooth.

What constitutes a dental emergency?

Dental emergencies come in many different shapes and forms, including:

  • Toothache
  • Fractured tooth from physical trauma
  • Filling, crown, or other restoration falls out of your tooth
  • Severe pain in your teeth or mouth
  • Cut or tear in your lips or mouth
  • Knocked-out tooth

If you think you’re experiencing a dental emergency, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Call the office immediately to speak with a professional to determine whether you need emergency care.

What should I do in a dental emergency?

Try to get to the Cherry Family Dental offices immediately. In the meantime, here are some tips for how to deal with different dental emergencies:

Knocked-out tooth

Do not touch the root of your tooth. Pick up your tooth by the crown (the top part) and rinse it under warm water. If you can, attempt to place it back in its socket. If that’s not possible, try to keep it in the side of your cheek or in a cup of milk or saliva to keep the roots from drying out.

Filling or crown falls out

Clean the crown or filling and either keep it in a cool, safe space or try to re-affix it to your tooth with dental cement (you can buy this at your local pharmacy). If you can’t find the crown or filling, smear the top of your tooth with dental cement to minimize discomfort, and apply clove oil to your tooth to alleviate pain.

Cracked or broken tooth

Use lukewarm water to rinse your mouth and the tooth fragment. If there’s bleeding, keep gauze on your tooth for up to 10 minutes at a time. You can take a topical pain reliever and place a cold, damp towel on your cheek to alleviate swelling and discomfort. If you can’t get to the office immediately, you can cover the crack or break with dental cement in the meantime.

Don’t wait to get the care you need. Call the Cherry Family Dental office immediately for your emergency dental needs. You can also book an appointment online using the online scheduling tool.