Emergency Dental Care Menlo Park

Emergency Dentistry Menlo ParkAre You In Pain? Don’t Wait Call (650)326-1682 Now For A Same Day Dental Appointment!

Menlo Park Emergency Dentist Dr. Dustin Ford can relieve your Dental Pain Today.

Our emergency dental service treatments include but not limited to:

  • Tooth Ache
  • Abscessed Tooth
  • Broken, Chipped Tooth or Tooth Loss
  • Loose Fillings
  • Accident or Injury
  • Bleeding or Swelling

Whether it is an abscessed tooth, facial accident, injury, or trauma, bleeding, broken tooth or teeth, child emergency, swelling, laceration, or toothache – we can safely treat the problem and get your life back to normal.

Patients who need Urgent Dental Care can reserve Same Day Dental Appointments. By providing Same Day Care, it is our mission to relieve you of your pain, save your teeth, and prevent another sleepless night or lost day at work. For dental emergencies, we are here to help!

Knocked Out Tooth

Hold the tooth by the crown and rinse off the root of the tooth in water if it’s dirty. Do not scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments. If possible, gently insert and hold the tooth in its socket. If that isn’t possible, put the tooth in a cup of milk and call Dr. Dustin Ford as quickly as possible. Remember to take the tooth with you!

Broken Tooth

Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area. Use cold compresses on the area to keep any swelling down. Call Dr. Ford immediately.

Toothache

Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss or an interdental cleaner to ensure that there is no food or other debris caught between the teeth. Never put aspirin or any other painkiller against the gums near the aching tooth because it may burn the gum tissue. If the pain persists, contact Menlo Park Dentist, Dr. Ford.

Objects Caught Between Teeth

Try to gently remove the object with dental floss; avoid cutting the gums. Never use a sharp instrument to remove any object that is stuck between your teeth. If you can’t dislodge the object using dental floss, contact Dr. Ford.

Bitten Lip or Tongue

Clean the area gently with a cloth and apply cold compresses to reduce any swelling. If the bleeding doesn’t stop, go to a hospital emergency room immediately.

cracked tooth

When you bite down, you feel a sharp pain. It quickly disappears, and perhaps you ignore it. You avoid certain foods or chew only on one side of your mouth. Does this sound familiar? If so, you may have a cracked tooth.

What causes a tooth to crack?

A tooth may crack due to a variety of factors: chewing on hard objects or foods such as ice, nuts or hard candy; an accident, such as a blow to the mouth; grinding and clenching your teeth; uneven chewing pressure; stress on a tooth; loss of a significant portion of tooth structure through wear, large fillings or other restorations; exposure of tooth enamel to temperature extremes, such as eating hot food and then drinking ice water; brittleness of teeth that have undergone endodontic (root canal) treatment.

How can you tell if a tooth is cracked?

It could be difficult. You may not even be able to tell which tooth hurts or whether the pain is from an upper or lower tooth. A crack may appear as a hairline fracture, running vertically along the tooth. It often is invisible to the eye and may not show even on an x-ray.

You can help your dentist determine which tooth is causing the problem by noting when and where you have sensitivity to heat or cold and to sweet, sour or sticky food, as well as approximately where the pain is when you are chewing.

Why does a cracked tooth hurt?

A cracked tooth may hurt because the pressure of biting causes the crack to open. When you stop biting, the pressure is released and a sharp pain results as the crack quickly closes.
Even though the crack may be microscopic, when it opens, the pulp inside the tooth may become irritated. The pulp is a soft tissue that contains the tooth’s nerves and blood vessels. If the crack irritates the pulp, the tooth may become sensitive to temperature extremes. If the pulp becomes damaged or diseased as a result of the crack, root canal treatment may be necessary to save the tooth.

How is a cracked tooth treated?

Depending on the size and location of the crack, treatment may vary from bonding to crowning or root canal treatment. A severely cracked tooth may need extraction. Dr. Dustin Ford will help you determine the best treatment.

Tiny cracks are common and usually do not cause problems. Regular dental checkups are important. They allow your dentist to diagnose and treat problems in the early stage. If you continue to have pain, avoid chewing on that side of your mouth and call your dentist.

For all Dental Emergencies in Menlo Park or the Bay Area call Dr. Dustin Ford at (650) 326-1682.

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