Gun Gil Lee, DDS
Dentist and Dental Implants located in San Bernardino, CA
Dental emergencies happen from time to time, and when they do, it’s important to be prepared. At the Dental Lounge in San Bernardino, California, general dentist Gun Gil Lee, DDS, and his expert staff are here for you with emergency dentistry. They offer comprehensive emergency dentistry services to restore your teeth and smile when time is of the essence. Call the office to schedule a same-day appointment or book one online today.
Emergency Dentistry Q&A
What is emergency dentistry?
Emergency dentistry includes same-day dental care available during emergency situations. You might need emergency dentistry if you or a loved one experience:
- A tooth infection
- Severe tooth decay
- Tooth pain
- Tooth, gum, or mouth trauma
- Knocked-out permanent teeth
- Gum swelling
- Pus in the gumline
- Cracked teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Missing or broken crowns, bridges, or dentures
- Tooth discoloration
Dental Lounge providers offer same-day emergency dentistry appointments to provide you with the superior dental care you need right when you need it.
What should I do during a dental emergency?
During a dental emergency, stay calm and head to the Dental Lounge as soon as you can. If you or a family member has a knocked-out tooth, save the tooth. Place it back in its socket, between your cheek and gums, or in some milk, and bring it with you to your same-day dental appointment.
Use ice on painful teeth, lips, or gums. Save parts of broken teeth or fallen-off tooth restorations and bring them with you to your appointment.
What should I expect during emergency dentistry visits?
During same-day dental appointments at the Dental Lounge, the first priority is pain relief. Your provider can give you medicine to relieve the discomfort you may experience.
They examine your teeth and gums, ask about symptoms you may have, and take dental X-rays to determine which type of dental emergency you have and develop an effective treatment.
Early detection and treatment of oral health problems is the best way to reduce your risk of complications such as severe tooth decay, tooth loss, and the need for tooth extraction.
What are my emergency dentistry treatment options?
Some of the many emergency dentistry treatments available at the Dental Lounge include:
- Root canals
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Dental bonding
- Tooth extraction
- Other dental surgeries
- Soft tissue repair
- Gum disease treatment
- Tooth restoration repair or replacement
Dental Lounge providers also offer veneers, dentures, teeth whitening, and other cosmetic dental treatments that improve the appearance of your teeth and smile after tooth trauma.
What are ways to reduce the risk of dental emergencies?
You can’t always avoid dental emergencies, but there are a few things you can do to reduce the chance of experiencing them. See Dental Lounge experts every six months for routine dental cleanings and exams and call the office at the first sign of an oral health problem.
Wear a mouthguard at night if you grind your teeth and while playing contact sports. Brush your teeth after meals, floss daily, and avoid chewing on hard objects or opening packages with your teeth.
If you or a family member needs exceptional, same-day emergency dentistry, call the Dental Lounge office, book an appointment online, or walk in today.