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Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Tracy Chan, DDS -  - General and Cosmetic Dentistry

Marina Dental Care

Tracy Chan, DDS

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Marina, San Francisco, CA

If you’re dealing with knocked-out teeth, a mouth wound, a cracked tooth, or another emergency dental situation, it should be taken care of by a highly qualified emergency dentist as soon as possible. At Marina Dental Care in San Francisco, Tracy Chan, DDS, and the committed dental experts serve your emergency dental needs as compassionately and efficiently as possible. If you have a dental emergency, schedule online, call the office, or walk in during business hours.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry treats dental injuries and pain that require medical attention as quickly as possible. Many dental emergencies involve saving broken or knocked-out teeth.

In a dental emergency, seeking prompt dental care could mean the difference between losing or saving your tooth.

What’s considered a dental emergency?

If you’re concerned about a moderate to severe mouth injury, you should call Marina Dental Care. You need to take immediate action to get immediate treatment. Some examples of dental emergencies include: 

  • Uncomfortable swelling in your tongue, mouth, or gums
  • A severely cracked or broken tooth
  • A cut or tear on your lips
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • A loose permanent tooth
  • Intense tooth or mouth pain
  • Bleeding from your cheeks, gums, or tongue
  • Trauma to your mouth or face

You might not be dealing with a dental emergency if your tooth is slightly chipped and isn’t painful. Nonetheless, you should still visit Marina Dental Care for an evaluation if you have concerns and questions about your dental health. Dr. Chan can discuss your treatment options and teach you how to best take care of your tooth.

What should I do if I have a knocked-out tooth?

A knocked-out tooth is considered a serious dental emergency. Without the right prompt emergency dental care, you could lose your tooth. Start by quickly cleaning your mouth and the injured tooth, particularly if it’s fallen out and gotten dirty. Rinse your mouth and your tooth with lukewarm water and avoid touching the tooth's roots. 

Hold your tooth gently by the top or crown when you clean it and don’t pick up your tooth from the root. Using a light pressure, gently reposition your cleaned tooth into the empty socket in your gum.

Softly bite down on a gauze pad to hold your tooth in place until you can visit Marina Dental Care. Call Marina Dental Care as soon as you can or have someone call for you to obtain medical advice and explain the situation.

.If you can’t place your tooth back into the socket, put it in a small cup of milk to preserve it until you get to the dental office 

Rest assured you can depend on the empathy, expertise, and efficiency of the Marina Dental Care team. If you have a dental emergency, call, book online, or walk in during office hours.