Emergency Dental Care in Elk Grove and Davis
We give emergencies a high priority, and you should not hesitate to call us if you are in pain or have some other dental problem that requires immediate attention. Just call one of our offices and let our staff know your situation. They will go to great lengths to get you seen the same day.
Competent pain relief and immediate treatment
Once you are seated in the dental chair, the doctor will do a rapid diagnosis of the problem, and will get you out of pain immediately as a first step.
Many times we can fully treat the underlying situation in the same visit. This includes procedures such as root canals, tooth extractions and, in some cases, new dental crowns.
Helpful Tips for Emergencies
Here are some things you can and should do as temporary actions before you arrive at our office. Naturally, you should call us immediately when an emergency situation has occurred, as it should be addressed by a doctor as soon as possible.
Knocked-out tooth: Keep it moist at all times. Try placing it back in the socket without touching the root, and bite down gently on gauze or a wet tea bag to hold it in place. Be careful not to swallow it.
If that is not possible, place the tooth in a container and cover it with a small amount of saliva or whole milk. The tooth can also be carried in your mouth under your tongue or between your lower lip and lower gums.
Knocked-out baby tooth: If your child has knocked out a baby tooth, you should keep the tooth moist and then get to our office as soon as possible. The doctor can see whether part or all of the tooth came out, and can also determine whether it can or should be reinserted.
Cracked tooth: Immediately rinse your mouth with warm water to clean out the area, and put cold compresses on your face to inhibit any swelling.
Broken tooth: Save all the pieces of the tooth you can find and rinse your mouth with warm water to flush out any leftover fragments. Then apply a cold compress to the area.
Loose crown: If a crown becomes detached, you want to first try to carefully slip it back on. To do this, prepare the inside of the crown with some over-the-counter dental cement, denture adhesive or even toothpaste if you have nothing else you can use. If this does not work or you have no opportunity to try this, bring the crown with you to our office.
Toothache: Rinse your mouth with warm water and use dental floss to gently remove any food particles caught between your teeth. If there is any swelling, apply a cold compress to the area. Don’t put aspirin on your aching tooth or gums, as it may burn your gums.
Lost filling: Temporarily seal the exposed cavity with some sugarless gum or an over-the-counter dental cement.
Dental Abscess: To ease the pain and to attempt to draw the infection to the surface, rinse your mouth with a mild salt water solution of ½ teaspoon of salt in eight ounces of water. Do this several times a day.
Call to request an appointment: Elk Grove 916‑249‑0360 • Davis 530‑601‑4201 • Yuba City 530‑491‑4448, or click here to request an appointment online.