Your Emergency Dentist in Salinas
Search for a definition for the word emergency and you’re likely to find something along the lines of “a serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action.” In fact, an emergency is usually scary, nerve-wracking and often happens at the worst time possible. In the case of dental emergency, you need a dentist and team who are ready to care for you with understanding, compassion and professionalism. Salinas emergency dentist Dr. Klugman is often able to schedule same-day appointments that require urgent care. He will calmly diagnose the situation, recommend treatment and provide immediate care.
When you are in the midst of a dental emergencyin the Salinas area, the key is to remain calm and follow a plan. We suggest that you add Blanco Circle Dental Care’s phone number to your list of cell phone contacts. That way, you can react quickly and not have to remember or search for our number. Call us at 831-422-7838 anytime night or day. During regular business hours, one of our staff will be able to advise you immediately. After hours, the answering service will give instructions.
What You Can Do
Knowledge is power and in many cases a comfort, too. So Salinas emergency dentist Dr. Klugman would like you to know what to do immediately after a dental emergency happens.
Knocked Out Tooth
Believe it or not, a tooth that is knocked out is not necessarily gone forever. If you can get to Dr. Klugman’s office within 30 to 60 minutes of the injury, then he may be able to save your tooth. In the meantime, touch only the crown of the tooth and not the root. Clean the tooth with water, place it back in its socket and gently bite down to hold it in place. If this isn’t possible, fill a Ziploc bag with milk to store the tooth and get to our office as quickly as possible.
A broken tooth usually indicates that there is damage to the nerve inside your tooth as well as the tooth’s exterior. In this case, you may need to have a root canal. Rinse your mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress if there is facial swelling. We’ll need to take an x-ray to determine whether or not a root canal is necessary.
Pain is the body’s way of telling you that something is wrong. A toothache may mean that you have an infection inside the tooth or an abscess in the gum. These infections can be quite serious and even life threatening if not treated immediately. Contact Blano Circle Dental Care immediately.