There’s no need to wait until regular office hours to call Fit Dental for a dental emergency; we’ll be here for you when you need us most. Our team will schedule a same-day appointment for you whenever possible; if we’re not able to see you when you call, we can advise you on caring for your smile and managing your pain over the phone. Our top priority will always be to help you find relief from your discomfort and restore the health of your smile. Whenever an emergency strikes, call us right away so that Dr. Sekhon can help you as soon as possible!
Your emergency might be caused by a long-term infection that was never properly treated, or it could be the outcome of a sudden blow to your mouth. Either way, it’s always better to act quickly to prevent damage or decay from getting worse. Until you can see an emergency dentist in Yuba City, it’s up to you to protect your teeth and keep your pain under control. Here are some first-aid tips to keep in mind for some of the emergencies that we frequently see.
Clean the injured area by rinsing with warm water and save any broken pieces. Use a cold compress if you notice any swelling. If you need to eat before your appointment, stick to soft foods and avoid chewing with the affected side of your mouth. Be prepared for an extraction is a tooth is damaged beyond repair.
Reattachment will only be possible for a short time, so make every effort to get to our office in less than an hour. Pick the tooth up by the crown; that way you’ll leave the connected natural tissue on the root intact. Put the tooth back in its original spot if you can or carry it in a glass of milk.
Your tooth will probably be weak and sensitive, so avoid chewing with it and apply clove oil to relieve your discomfort. You can try sealing the area with dental cement to protect it until your appointment.
You might be worried about how much you’ll need to pay to have your condition treated. While the final price can vary depending on the situation, we’ll work with you to mitigate the cost; we’re happy to accept a wide number of dental PPOs (including Metlife, Blueshield, Delta Dental, and more), and we can offer patient financing when necessary.