Saticoy Plaza Dentistry
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What is considered a dental emergency?

If you find yourself with a toothache or other dental issue that threatens your oral health, your emergency dentist in Lake Balboa, CA considers it a dental emergency.

A toothache can result from untreated decay, trauma, or an infection in the root canal.

A deep tooth infection requires root canal treatment. This is the process of numbing the painful location and extracting the infected nerve and tissues. We typically recommend a dental crown to keep the tooth strong following infection and healing a few weeks later.

We provide gentle root canal therapy near Van Nuys, CA.

Other dental emergencies may include:

  • An injury to the tooth or oral tissues
  • A broken tooth or restoration
  • Swelling and sensitivity

If in doubt, always contact a member of our dental team. We can talk to you about your symptoms and decide whether you should come in to see our emergency dentist. In most cases, we treat dental emergencies the same day. This is because our team does not want to see you in pain!

Your emergency visit is about stabilizing your situation and saving your tooth or reversing the emergency. In many cases, we complete treatment the same day. However, we may treat your pain, stabilize your situation, and have you come in for another appointment. Some dental emergencies require more than one visit.

For Dental Emergencies Near Me, Contact Us

If you suspect a dental emergency but are not sure, we strongly urge you to contact a compassionate team member for an assessment.

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