Are you looking for a Dental Office to treat a dental emergency? Our office will do everything we can to help relieve and eliminate your dental pain as soon as possible.
If you think you might need to come in to see Dr. Albik immediately, call our office to speak with our friendly dental staff to be advised on what you should do.
For your convenience, we are open Monday through Friday from 9am to 7pm and every Saturday from 8am to 2pm to quickly provide you with emergency dental services.
If you find yourself in a situation where you need either emergency care or advice, please call our office and we will schedule an appointment at the first time possible. In addition to scheduling an appointment, Dr. Albik may be able to provide you with advice for reducing the amount of pain or discomfort you are experiencing.
Continue reading to determine when your dental accident needs to be assessed!
Quick – don’t delay in contacting our emergency dental staff to address your condition
“Of all days to get a broken tooth it had to be Saturday. My son broke his tooth while playing football and thank goodness that El Dorado Family Dental was open. Dr. Albik is great!”
– Naomi R. Cameron Park, CA
Top 5 Types of Dental Emergencies
- Oral infection
- Painful cracked, fractured or broken tooth
- Loose or knocked-out tooth following injury
- Toothache accompanied by a fever and/or swollen lymph nodes in neck
- Toothache that spreads to jaw, ear, and/or neck
What Isn’t A Dental Emergency?
Though many dental accidents can be scary, there are some that do not require an emergency visit, just the next possible appointment. However, just because they are not “emergencies” does not mean that these factors should be overlooked, especially not for too long.
These can include
- Random tooth sensitivity to hot and/or cold temperatures
- Chipped tooth where the damage has not reached lower half of tooth
- Lost filling or crown that is not causing pain
- Bearable and/or minor toothache
Dental Emergency On A Saturday? Call Us! El Dorado Family Dental Is Open Monday Through Saturday!
“I had a toothache that I thought would go away, as I’ve never had issues with my teeth. I let it go on for too long and woke up one morning with horrible pains in my jaw. I called El Dorado Family Dental and they made room for me to come in right away!”
– Isaac C. El Dorado Hills, CA
Tips for Common Dental Emergencies
Knocked-out permanent tooth
If you accidentally knock out a permanent or adult tooth, the American Dental Association recommends that the tooth is always kept it moist. Attempt to place the tooth back into the socket without touching the root.
If that is not possible, place the tooth between your gum and cheeks, in milk, or an ADA approved tooth preservation product. Call our office immediately to get in ASAP.
Immediately clean the area by rinsing the mouth with warm water. Use a cold compress on the face to reduce swelling. Call our office to schedule an emergency appointment.
Minor tooth aches/pain
If you are experiencing discomfort or lower pain in your mouth, first try rinsing the mouth with warm water and carefully floss between teeth to remove any food particles. It is not recommended to place aspirin directly onto the aching tooth or gums.
Biting tongue or lip
Biting your tongue or lip can be very painful, but not an emergency in most cases. When the bite does not sever part of the tongue or lip, the best treatment can often be rinsing the area with warm water and applying a cold compress.
If bleeding does not reduce, or there is excessive swelling, contact a medical professional for additional advice.
Preventing Dental Emergencies
Though many dental emergencies are not preventable, others can be. Proper preventive malignance and good oral hygiene habits be helpful in avoiding future issues.
Come in for regular dental cleanings at least once every six months and be sure to mention anything abnormal to Dr. Albik. This ensures that possible emergencies are caught before they occur, leaving you happy and healthy!
Don’t delay! Our late weeknight hours and Saturday appointments mean we can get you in and fix your dental emergency fast!