Aesthetic and Implant Dentists & Family Dentistry located in San Ramon, CA & Livermore, CA
Emergency dentistry provides quick, convenient care for severe toothaches, chipped or broken teeth, and oral lacerations. At Sunshine Dental in San Ramon and Livermore, California, aesthetic and implant dentist Sushma Balakrishna, DDS, and the caring team offer emergency dentistry services to people of all ages, including those with no insurance. If you or a loved one experiences a dental emergency, schedule an appointment by calling the office and speaking with a friendly staff member or booking online today.
Emergency Dentistry Q&A
What is emergency dentistry?
Emergency dentistry provides immediate attention to serious oral health problems including lost teeth, broken jaws, severe toothaches, and other similar problems.
If you or a loved one experiences a dental emergency, it’s important you act quickly and make an appointment at Sunshine Dental. Waiting for hours or days could mean the difference between a quick, pain-free treatment or the need for a more extensive oral surgery.
At Sunshine Dental, Dr. Balakrishna and the team offer emergency dentistry services, including on Saturdays. They provide convenient, affordable care. In fact, they offer appointments for $99 which includes X-rays in conjunction with your emergency and a limited oral exam.
The team’s commitment to quality and affordability allows people without dental insurance to still receive the treatment they desperately need.
What are some problems that emergency dentistry treats?
At Sunshine Dental, Dr. Balakrishna and the team regularly diagnose and treat a variety of dental emergencies, including:
- Cracked teeth
- Damaged restorations
- Knocked-out teeth
- Severe toothaches
- Oral cysts
- Broken jaw
- Bleeding that won’t stop
- Loose teeth
- Misaligned teeth
You might also benefit from emergency dentistry services if you get a foreign object, like a toothpick or hard piece of food, lodged between your teeth.
What do I need to do if I experience a dental emergency?
In the event of a dental emergency, it’s important to remain calm and act quickly. If you’re losing a significant amount of blood or experience a loss of consciousness, call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room right away.
For less serious oral injuries, call Sunshine Dental and explain what caused your emergency and the symptoms you’re experiencing. The team can provide you with tips to ease pain and prevent further damage on your way to the office.
Can I lower my risk of experiencing a dental emergency?
If you want to avoid a dental emergency, it’s important to practice good oral hygiene. This means brushing and flossing regularly and visiting Sunshine Dental every six months for a professional cleaning and exam.
If you play contact sports, bike, or skateboard, you should also wear proper protective equipment, including a mouthguard. Additionally, if you grind your teeth or clench your jaw while sleeping, a nightguard can prevent wear-and-tear to your oral structures.
If you’re in need of emergency dentistry services, schedule an appointment at Sunshine Dental. Call the office or book online today.