Emergency Dentist Los Angeles
New Image Dental
1608 Centinela Ave, Ste 7, Inglewood, CA 90302
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Our dental office is committed to caring for our patients throughout all stages of their dental health. A dental emergency is painful and stressful, and our emergency dentists in Los Angeles Dr. Marina Adams and Dr. Jay Layson are always able to provide exceptional dental services. New Image Dental office is located in the city of Inglewood near Los Angeles.
If you’re experiencing a dental emergency in Los Angeles, call us immediately at (310) 216-9600 to book a same-day appointment. Our office and staff are as accommodating as possible and will always do their best to make time to see patients experiencing a dental emergency ASAP this includes first-time patients.
What is a Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency is any dental problem or pain requiring immediate attention to stop bleeding, alleviate severe pain, or save a tooth. Additionally, any swelling originating from jawline or recent dental work.
What to Do In Case of a Dental Emergency
The most important thing to do in a dental emergency is to get treatment from a dentist nearby as soon as possible. If you schedule an emergency appointment, we may be able to help you save a tooth that has been cracked, chipped, damaged, or you are experiencing any dental-related pain.
Most teeth are strong enough and sometimes they can break or chip because of falling, biting down on hard food, car accident, or other accidents. If the fracture is minor – it will not cause pain. If a large part of the tooth is fractured or broken it can cause severe pain.
What to do if the Tooth is Broken?
If a tooth is broken, chipped, or knocked out, call us at (310) 216-9600 as soon as possible. If you are able to see the emergency dentist within an hour of the accident there is a chance that the tooth can be saved – slipped into the socket safely.
To protect knocked-out teeth while you wait for your dentist appointment, it is best to keep the broken tooth in your mouth between your gums and your cheek, or in a glass of cold milk. This helps preserve the pulp so we can do our best to save your tooth.
In the meantime, you can do a few things to alleviate pain. Rinse your mouth well with warm salt water and take a pain reliever. You can reduce any swelling by keeping an ice pack or a cold compress on your cheeks or lips.
What are tooth fractures?
A cuspal fracture is when the cusp is weakened. The cusp of the tooth is the pointed or elevated part of the tooth.
Molars have four of five cusps. Depending on the severity of this fracture, a dentist may remove or break the cusp. If the cusp is severely damaged, the tissue in the tooth’s center may also have been damaged. This is why it is important to see your dentist immediately.
A cracked tooth may vary in pain. You may feel little to no pain, or you may feel pain when chewing. Your tooth may also be sensitive to very hot or cold food. Depending on how severe the fracture is, you may need a root canal.
A split tooth is when your tooth is cracked into two parts or more. This type of fracture is very difficult to treat. To alleviate severe pain, a dentist may have to extract the tooth. It is unlikely that the tooth can be saved, but we encourage you to visit a dentist immediately to try all possibilities to save your tooth.
What to do if my tooth is knocked out?
If your tooth is knocked out due to assault, an accident, or any other reason, you must visit your dentist as soon as possible. Any delay in visiting the dentist could lead to harmful consequences and the conditions of your teeth may worsen.
The longer you wait, the less chance you have of having your tooth fixed due to tissue damage. As long as the tissue is alive, the tooth can be re-inserted.
Make sure you do not touch the tooth by the root as the tissue may be damaged. You should pick your tooth up by the crown. Try to slip the tooth gently into the socket of your gums and make sure it is correctly inserted.
Be careful not to swallow your tooth. If you rinse your tooth, make sure to do so gently and do not wipe it with any fabric as that may damage the tissue.
What to do if my dental filling is falling out?
This is one of the most common dental emergencies. While this emergency may not appear serious, loose or falling-out dental work such as a filling or crown may leave the inside of your tooth exposed to acid or oral bacteria. You may feel sensitivity to pain in this tooth. Your tooth can become damaged if you don’t get the dental work replaced right away.
To alleviate the pain, you can apply clove oil by soaking a cotton swab in it and applying it to the sensitive part of your tooth. You may also take ibuprofen or any other pain reliever. For a crown that has fallen out, you can slip it back over your tooth and use dental cement to hold it in its place. Make sure not to use superglue.
Contact us immediately if your dental work is pulled out. If possible, recover your dental work and put it in a plastic bag to keep it safe. If it is possible, we can replace it in your mouth. If not, we can apply a new filling, crown, or any other dental work in your mouth.
What to do if I have a toothache?
There is a reason toothaches happen. If you are experiencing a toothache that does not go away after a few days, you may have a tooth infection. Without proper treatment, the issue may worsen and lead to tooth loss or more severe concerns. If you have a serious toothache, schedule an appointment with New Image Dental in Inglewood, CA dentist right away.
If you are in pain, there are a few options to deal with the discomfort until you come in for your dental appointment. You can apply a topical gel such as Orajel, take over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin (ibuprofen), or apply an ice pack on the outside of your mouth.
When you come in for your appointment, we can take a look at your tooth. If it is infected, we may have to perform a root canal, which will remove the infection. In many cases, a root canal is the main solution to saving your tooth and relieving the toothache.
What if I have Sore or Swollen Gums?
Your gums may be swollen because of debris between the teeth. You can remove any food that is stuck by flossing or brushing your teeth gently. Additionally, rinsing your mouth with warm salt water can also ease swollen gums. If these methods do not work, you need to visit a dentist as soon as possible so that we can assess the issue.
Tooth infection or abscess
An abscessed tooth is when there is a pocket of pus in or around the tooth due to an infection. You may have pain that stays in the tooth or in severe cases it may spread to the face, neck, and ears. This abscess can occur at the tip of the tooth’s root, on the bone or tissue of the root, or on the gums. These issues can happen with Periodontal Disease. Read more on Periodontal Disease here.
Removing teeth or tooth extraction
Tooth extraction may be required when tooth decay or damage is extreme. If the tooth can’t be treated with any other procedures, we may recommend extraction. The tooth will be removed and after the extraction site is healed, your tooth can be replaced. A dentist from New Image Dental can replace your tooth with a partial denture, dental implant, or dental bridge.
If you have any of the following symptoms including dental pain, bleeding or swelling visit your dentist immediately:
- Pain when biting
- Foul discharge or pus
- Trouble breathing or swallowing
- Unusually red or bloody gums
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Dental office in Inglewood, CA. Our goal is to make nervous patients comfortable while taking great pride in creating beautiful new smiles every day as the top dentists in Los Angeles since 2001.
New Image Dental is located at 1608 Centinela Ave near La Cienega. Our dental office is close to LAX and is just nimunes from the 405 freeway. For detailed driving directions see here on Google maps.
The Dentist office has tools from the future and this extraction was painless
Dante P., Compton, CA
The level of personal attention Joann gives me by my greeting me by last name as I enter is so calming. The dentist is usually a place you regret coming but Dr Layson and Dr Adams has changed my perception of the dentist forever...
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I highly recommend New Image Dental
Kerry H, Inglewood, CA
Very friendly and courteous staff. Dentist near me Dr. Adams was awesome. She was informative , and really erased my concerns and reservations, She assured me I wouldn't "feel any pain" during my procedure and she delivered as promised.
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Went here for an emergency tooth issue
Claudia G, Inglewood, CA
The best office I have been to by far they are absolutely pain free i came in for extraction of wisdom teeth I didn't even feel a thing including the numbing that would be the first time in my entire life that I have been to a dentist that was pain free !!
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