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Emergency Dentistry

Dentistry located in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, CA
Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry services offered in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, CA

Emergencies are just part of life sometimes, so it’s vital to have experienced medical providers who can handle those situations quickly. Emergency dentistry specialist Brian Shahangian, DDS, Bita Shahangian, DDS, and the dedicated team at Los Feliz Dental Center offer expert help for issues like loose crowns, cracked teeth, and severe toothaches in the Los Angeles, California, office. Book your appointment by scheduling online or calling the office today.

Emergency Dentistry Q&A

What is emergency dentistry? 

Emergency dentistry covers your immediate dental care needs. Sometimes you or a family member might experience a sudden dental issue that just can’t wait, so Los Feliz Dental Center offers emergency dentistry to meet those needs. 

What situations does emergency dentistry include?


Emergency dentistry includes any and all emergencies involving your mouth and oral health. Some examples of situations requiring emergency dentistry are: 


  • Severe toothache
  • Cracked tooth
  • Loose filling
  • Broken crown, dental implant, or other restoration damage
  • Object stuck between teeth
  • Permanent tooth knocked out 
  • Mouth bleeding that doesn’t stop
  • Broken Invisalign® or other damaged dental appliance


Dentists also specialize in soft tissues like the gums, so they can promptly treat issues like torn gums or severe sores in your mouth or tongue. 


Further, the Los Feliz Dental Center team specializes in the bone surrounding your mouth, including the jaw. They can usually treat issues like jaw fractures on an emergency basis. 

What happens during emergency dental care?

During an emergency dental appointment, the team discusses all your symptoms and issues with you and performs a complete oral exam. You may need digital X-rays so the team can get a more detailed image of the bones that aren’t visible during an exam. 


After diagnosing the issues, the team recommends a treatment plan right away. They can perform extractions, reimplant a knocked-out tooth, repair tissue tears, repair dental restorations, or place new fillings or crowns based on your needs. 


What can emergency dentistry do about a knocked-out tooth?


Emergency dentistry can save your tooth if you act fast. If you have a knocked-out tooth, pick the tooth up by the crown (never touching the roots) immediately. Rinse it in cool or lukewarm water and then place it back in the tooth socket. 


If you can’t see well enough to properly reposition the tooth or bleeding makes it impossible to do so, drop the tooth in a glass of regular full-fat milk (cow’s milk). This can help keep the tooth alive for around an hour, so get to the Los Feliz Dental Center office as soon as possible. 


The team can often perform a procedure to successfully reimplant the loose tooth so it will eventually function normally.


For emergency dentistry from dedicated experts, call Los Feliz Dental Center or click on the online appointment maker now.