Emergency Dental Care in Sunnyvale
Same-day Emergency Treatment
We know that a dental emergency can be a stressful event, and sometimes vital to attend to right away to save a tooth. We provide emergency dental care to patients the same day during office hours. Call 408‑245‑5812 Dr. Au will evaluate your condition and create an immediate plan to get you out of pain or to fix your teeth. Our caring staff will get you in with Dr. Au as fast as possible to deal with your problem.
Tips for handling your dental emergency
If you have any of the below issues, you can get advice on how to handle them on an immediate basis.
- Broken Tooth
- Knocked-out tooth
- Cracked tooth
- Jaw possibly broken
- Objects caught between teeth
Some issues should be treated by a dentist right away, especially a knocked-out or loosened tooth.
Common Emergency Dentistry Procedures
- Dental crowns – Dental crowns are usually used to restore chipped or broken teeth. They are made out of porcelain and designed to cover your entire tooth and restore the natural appearance and functionality of your smile.
- Root canals – If you have an infected tooth, a root canal will be recommended to eliminate the infected material from the inside of your tooth, disinfect it, and restore it with a dental crown.
- Dental implants – If we are unable to save a damaged or infected tooth, we may recommend that you replace it with a dental implant. Dental implants function as artificial “roots.” Once your implant has been placed, Dr. Au can attach a dental crown to replace a missing tooth, or he can use several dental implants to support a denture or dental bridge.
How Should I Handle A Knocked-Out Tooth?
A knocked-out tooth is one of the most serious types of dental emergencies. To save your tooth, it should be replaced in the socket by Dr. Au within 1-2 hours. If you have a knocked-out tooth, contact us right away at (408) 245-5812 to let us know that you are coming in for an emergency visit.
Next, recover your tooth. If it is dirty, rinse it gently with warm water. Do not use any kind of soap or detergent, as this can damage the tooth. Next, replace it in the socket, if possible, to keep it moist. If you cannot replace your tooth in its socket, you can put it in a small baggie or container of cold milk.
After this, you can take steps to treat bleeding and discomfort. Clean gauze or cotton balls can be used to absorb blood, which should slow within an hour of the injury. You can also take over-the-counter medications like Aleve or Tylenol to help reduce your pain and inflammation. Ice packs may also be applied externally to your mouth to help treat pain and swelling.
Once you’ve recovered your tooth and taken the above steps, come to Silicon Valley Dental Associates as soon as possible. Dr. Au will do everything he can to save your tooth by replacing it in its socket and splinting it into place.
The Importance Of Emergency Care When You’re In Pain
Typically, we define a dental emergency as any situation in which you’re experiencing oral pain or discomfort and you cannot treat the issue yourself. If you are experiencing dental pain, it’s always important to get professional care as soon as you can.
Pain is a sign that something is wrong with your mouth. Whether you’re in pain due to a toothache, a pulled-out filling, or an infection, immediate care will help eliminate your discomfort and ensure that your condition does not get worse. Contact us right away for a same-day appointment.
Patient Success Story
“Before I made an effort to look or ask for recommendations to a new dentist I broke a crown on my front tooth. Dr. Au’s staff got me into the office to see him that morning. Dr. Au won me over right away. I was upset and embarrassed over my missing front tooth and in just a few minutes, he made me feel comfortable about the situation. He was friendly, concerned and considerate of what needed to be done and how to proceed. Within a few days I had a new front tooth and knew I had found my new dentist even if it wasn’t close to home. I guess there’s nothing like an emergency to form one’s opinion about a dentist.”
To make an appointment, call 408‑245‑5812 or click here to request an appointment online.