Emergency Dentistry Specialist

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Newport Beach Dentistry

Dentistry located in Newport Beach, CA

Severe mouth pain, knocked-out teeth, or an abscessed tooth are all good reasons to find an emergency dentist near you as soon as possible. Ryan Foroutan, DDS, and the dental experts at Newport Beach Dentistry are ready to serve the emergency dental needs of your entire family. If you have a dental emergency, call the Newport Beach, California, office or use the convenient online booking system.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is an emergency dentist?

An emergency dentist treats dental and mouth injuries that need immediate attention. Dental emergencies are typically any situation in which you need to save a broken or knocked-out tooth.

Getting to Dr. Foroutan within half an hour of your mouth or tooth injury gives you the best chance to save your tooth. Newport Beach Dentistry offers same-day treatment and can refer you to a specialist if needed.

Is it time to call an emergency dentist?

It's a good idea to seek immediate emergency dental care whenever you or a family member are suffering from a severe oral injury or other excruciating condition. Common dental emergency situations include:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • A loose permanent tooth
  • Intense tooth or mouth pain
  • Bleeding inside your mouth from your tongue, gums, or cheeks
  • An injury to your face or mouth
  • Uncomfortable swelling in your mouth, gums, or tongue
  • A badly cracked or broken tooth
  • A tear or laceration on your lips

Chipping a tooth in and of itself doesn't always warrant emergency dental care. If the tooth is chipped, but it doesn't appear as if you'll lose the tooth entirely, it's probably not a dental emergency.

Even so, you can't go wrong by calling the team at Newport Beach Dentistry. They're trained to handle dental emergencies and can walk you through what to do with your tooth until you can visit the office.

How should I handle a knocked-out tooth?

A knocked-out tooth is a serious dental emergency. If you don’t receive immediate dental care, there's a chance you'll lose the tooth.

Do your best to rinse your mouth and the damaged tooth. Rinse your mouth and tooth with lukewarm water. Avoid touching or holding the tooth's roots.

As you clean the tooth, hold it gently by the top, or crown. Never pick up your tooth from the root. Using light pressure, reposition the cleaned tooth in the empty socket in your gum. Close your mouth and bite down gently on the tooth, if you can.

It might help to bite down on a soft piece of gauze until you can visit Newport Beach Dentistry. Call the office right away, or have a family member or friend call to let our staff know you're on your way.

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.

Newport Beach Dentistry is here for you. Call for calm, expert assistance in the event of a dental emergency.