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Dental Emergencies Specialist

Huy Nguyen, DDS -  - General Dentistry

Hummingbird Dental Group

Huy Nguyen, DDS

General Dentistry located in Downtown, Anaheim, CA

When a dental emergency shows up out of the blue, you need top-quality, personalized, and efficient care. Whether you have a cracked tooth, a knocked-out tooth, or a mouth wound, Huy Nguyen, DDS, and the providers at Hummingbird Dental Group in Anaheim, California, are here to help. Same-day emergency appointments are available, and the office is open late on weekdays and has Saturday hours too. For empathic emergency dental care when you or your loved one needs it most, call Hummingbird Dental Group, book online, or just walk in.

Dental Emergencies

What do emergency dentists do?

Emergency dentists treat oral injuries and pain that warrant medical attention as soon as possible. Many dental emergencies involve saving broken or knocked-out teeth.

It could mean the difference between saving or losing your tooth when you seek prompt care in a dental emergency.

Is it a dental emergency?

If you have concerns about a moderate-to-severe mouth injury, you should call an emergency dentist for immediate treatment. Examples of dental emergencies include:

  • A cut or tear on your lips
  • A loose permanent tooth
  • Intense tooth pain or mouth pain
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Uncomfortable swelling in your tongue, mouth, or gums
  • A severely cracked or broken tooth
  • Bleeding from your tongue, gums, or cheeks
  • Trauma to your mouth or face

You might not be dealing with a dental emergency if your tooth is slightly chipped and it isn’t painful. Nonetheless, you should still visit Hummingbird Dental Group for an evaluation if you have any questions or concerns about your dental health. Your dentist takes time to discuss your treatment options and explain how to best take care of your tooth.

What should I do with a knocked-out tooth?

A knocked-out tooth is considered a serious dental emergency. You need the right emergency care right away, particularly if it’s gotten dirty and fallen out. 

Rinse your mouth and your tooth with lukewarm water. Hold your tooth gently by the crown or top when you’re cleaning it, and don’t pick it up from the root. Using a light pressure, gently reposition your cleaned tooth into its empty socket.

To hold your tooth in place, bite down softly on a gauze pad until you can visit Hummingbird Dental Group. Call the office as soon as possible or have someone call for you to get medical advice and explain your situation.

If you’re not able to place your tooth back into the socket, put it in a small cup of milk to preserve it until you get to the dental office.

You can turn the corner to an unexpected dental emergency at any time, and when you do, Hummingbird Dental Group has solutions. Call the office, click the online booking tool, or walk in today.