Patients today are faced with more scheduling demands than ever, and coordinating dental appointments poses a constant challenge. As a result, many people put off their necessary dental appointments simply because it’s difficult to fit it all in.
Unfortunately, postponing treatment can lead to serious dental conditions or even a painful dental emergency.
Emergency Dentist in Arcadia, CA
If a toothache, broken tooth, or painful swelling develops, we are here when you need us most. Dr. Kim reserves time in her daily schedule to accommodate painful dental emergencies, often providing treatment on the same day. Dr Kim also offers Saturday appointments to eliminate one more obstacle keeping you from booking your dental appointment and seeking the necessary dentistry for a healthy smile and healthy body.
If you are unsure if you are experiencing a dental emergency, we encourage you to get in touch with our dental office. Our knowledgeable team will discuss your symptoms and help you decide if an emergency dental visit is necessary.
It is important to remember that dental pain rarely heals on its own. A painful tooth or swelling is your body’s way of alerting you of a severe condition. Pain and inflammation will often worsen with time and could lead to tooth loss if left untreated.
Common dental emergencies that require prompt treatment:
- Swelling of the face, jaw, or neck
- Avulsed (knocked-out) tooth
- Broken, fractured, or split tooth
- Sudden sensitivity to heat or cold
- A toothache or oral pain
- Discolored tooth
- Trauma due to a sport or auto accident
- Pressure that worsens when lying down
Other types of dental emergencies that require evaluation, but not necessarily an immediate dental emergency appointment, include:
- A lost or damaged filling, crown, or bridge
- Damaged dentures or partial dentures
- Chronic tooth sensitivity
The best way to get the answers you need when it comes to your smile is to contact our dental practice to arrange an appointment with Dr. Kim. It is always best to err on the side of caution when it comes to your teeth and gums. After all, you only have one smile!
We Always Welcome New Patients
If you are new to the area and need an experienced and gentle dentist to care for your family’s smiles, contact Maria Kim, DMD. Our professional and friendly dental team looks forward to welcoming you.