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Emergency Dental Appointments in Costa Mesa – We can help!

March 27, 2017

Advanced Dental Care - Costa Mesa - Orange County - Emergency Dentist - Emergency Dental Appointments - Saturday DentistDo you need an emergency dental appointment?  It’s 10:00pm on a Friday night.  You’re tooth starting aching this morning and you’ve tried ice packs, over-the-counter pain relievers, and whatever else you can find on the internet, but nothing is helping.  You’re having a dental emergency!  When you need us most, we want to be here for you!  That’s why Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson and the Advanced Dental Care team in Costa Mesa, CA are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your comfort and convenience!

Emergency Dental Care in Costa Mesa

There are many times when a patient is experiencing pain, discomfort, swelling, redness, etc.  It could be as simple as sensitivity resulting from teeth grinding to decay that has reached the root canal to a cancerous lesion on the gums.  Without seeing a dentist, you simply don’t know if you need to be seen for an emergency dental appointment!

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  • Toothache due to decay or gum irritation
  • Bleeding, swelling, redness
  • Chipped tooth
  • Cracked tooth
  • Loss of temporary filling or crown
  • Abscess
  • Physical trauma
  • Loss of tooth

What to do in a Dental Emergency?

Call or text us now at (714) 424-9099 for an emergency dental consult.  We can go over symptoms, possible causes, instructions, and get you in our office as soon as possible.  If you’ve experienced a physical trauma to your mouth that has resulted in excessive bleeding or swelling, loss of many teeth, teeth or objects lodged into the gums, we may refer you immediately to the emergency room.

Things you can do at home

  • Toothache (not from injury)
    • Try taking the recommended dose of your preferred pain relieving medicine (ibuprofen, acetaminophen, etc.)
    • Avoid eating and drinking in that area
    • If around the gums, try flossing in the area to dislodge any food or objects that may be present
  • Small amounts of Bleeding or Swelling
    • Apply pressure with clean, dry paper towel to any bleeding areas
      • If this does not stop bleeding, try wetting the paper towel with ice cold water
    • Apply cold compress to areas of swelling
    • Avoid blood thinning medications including aspirin
  • Chipped or Cracked Tooth
    • Try not to swallow the broken tooth
    • Avoid eating and drinking in that area
  • Loss of Temporary Filling or Crown
    • Avoiding chewing in the area
    • For temporary crowns, you may be able to place the crown over the tooth to protect the tooth until a new temp can be made
  • Abscessed Gums or Tooth
    • Don’t poke or prod the abscess or touch with fingers
    • Avoid chewing in that area
  • Loss of tooth (not from injury)
    • Rinse the tooth and try to gently place the tooth back in the socket
      • If the tooth will not stay in place, put it in a glass of milk and call us immediately
    • Avoid touching the root portion of the tooth (the part that was in your gums)
    • Avoid touching the open socket to prevent infection
    • Put the tooth in milk to help preserve it

Contacting Advanced Dental Care

We want you to know that as a patient of Dr. Jorgenson’s, you can be comforted in knowing that we are available to you when you need us most.  We are available 24/7 by phone, email, text, live chat, facebook, twitter, yelp, and more!  Call us now for a dental emergency appointment in Costa Mesa, Orange County, CA!

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