Emergency Dentistry Specialist

360 Dental

Dentists located in Van Nuys, CA

Abscessed teeth, a broken tooth, or a bleeding mouth wound are all good reasons to find an emergency dentist near you as soon as possible. If you live in or near Van Nuys, California, visit 360 Dental. Vachik Danoukh, DMD, Parham Mansouri, DDS, MS, and their fellow dental experts are here to take care of the emergency dental needs of everyone in your family. If you're dealing with a dental emergency, don't wait. Call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is an emergency dentist?

An emergency dentist treats dental and mouth injuries that need immediate attention. Emergency dental situations usually involve saving knocked-out or broken teeth. Getting to 360 Dental within half an hour of your mouth or tooth injury gives you the best chance to save your tooth.

Are you in need of emergency dental care?

If you're worried about a severe mouth injury you or a family member has sustained, it's the right time to call an emergency dentist. Immediate treatment calls for immediate action. Common dental emergencies often include:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • A loose permanent tooth
  • Severe tooth or mouth pain
  • Bleeding inside your mouth from your cheeks, tongue, or gums
  • An injury to your mouth or face
  • Swelling in your gums, tongue, or mouth
  • A badly fractured or cracked tooth
  • A cut or tear on your lips

You may not be dealing with a dental emergency if you chip a tooth but it doesn't appear as if you'll lose the tooth entirely. Even so, you can't go wrong by calling an experienced dentist at 360 Dental. They're trained to handle dental emergencies and can walk you through what to do with your tooth until you can visit the office.

What do I do with a knocked-out tooth?

Quick action is imperative for a dental emergency like a knocked-out tooth. Without immediate dental care, there's a good chance you'll lose the tooth for good. Promptly clean your mouth and the injured tooth, especially if it's fallen out and gotten dirty. Swish warm water around your mouth and rinse the tooth in warm water, being careful to avoid touching the tooth's roots.

Gently handle the tooth by the crown (top) as you rinse it. If possible, try to place it back into the socket in your gum where it came out. Bite down softly on a gauze pad to hold the tooth in place until you can get to 360 Dental. Call the office right away, or have someone call for you who can explain the situation.

What should you do if you can't put the tooth back in your mouth? The goal is to keep the tooth moist at all times. Put it in a cup of milk or in your mouth next to your cheek to help preserve it until you arrive at the dental office. In the event of a dental emergency, call 360 Dental for expert assistance.