Emergency Care in San Marino

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Get Help for Dental Emergencies

Emergency Care

At San Marino Pediatric Dentistry, we understand that dental emergencies don’t happen on a set schedule. Whether your child has a toothache, a broken or knocked-out tooth or has a missing filling, you need to get help right away. That’s why we offer same-day and after-hours emergency appointments for patients in San Marino and the surrounding areas. Get in touch now, and get your child the dental treatment they need right away!

Convenient Care

Same-Day Appointments

A same-day appointment is the best way to ensure that your child’s oral health is protected in the event of a dental emergency. Getting immediate care gives you peace of mind, relieves your child’s pain and discomfort, and helps prevent further complications that may occur if you don’t seek treatment right away.

For these reasons, San Marino Pediatric Dentistry is always here to help your children get the dental care they need. Dr. Choi offers same-day emergency appointments for all patients. To get started, give us a call at (626) 360-4500 and tell us about your child’s situation. Then, you can come in for an emergency consultation right away.

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Treatment on Your Schedule

After-Hours Care

 Don’t have time in your schedule to bring your child in during business hours? Can’t wait until tomorrow to get help for your child’s tooth? We understand, which is why we offer after-hours emergency treatment on a case-by-case basis. To learn more and schedule an appointment with Dr. Choi, call us right away at (626) 360-4500.

Conditions That Qualify

What is a Dental Emergency?

There are some conditions that are obviously dental emergencies, such as oral injuries. Cracked, chipped, damaged, loose, or knocked-out teeth require immediate treatment, as do issues like serious cuts and lacerations to your child’s oral tissues.

But there are a lot of other conditions that qualify, too. A serious toothache could indicate an infected tooth, which is an emergency. A pulled-out filling, crown, or other piece of dental work is also an emergency. Even excessive gum bleeding could indicate gingivitis or gum disease, which counts as an emergency.

We highly encourage treating any condition that is causing your child serious oral pain or discomfort as an emergency. Come into our office to get a proper diagnosis and peace of mind.

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Steps to Proactive Treatment

What to do with a Knocked-Out (avulsed) Tooth

You may think a knocked-out, or avulsed, baby tooth is not a big deal, but it is still important to come in for an exam to ensure that the underlying structures were not damaged. Dr. Choi will examine your child’s mouth and may take x-rays. Depending on how much longer it will take for your child’s adult teeth to come out, we may recommend placing a space maintainer to maintain the proper gap where your child’s missing tooth used to be.

However, an avulsed adult tooth is much more serious. You need to recover the tooth and put it back into your child’s tooth socket or into a container of cold milk to keep it moist. Then, you need to call us and come into our office within 1-2 hours. If you wait too long, we won’t be able to re-implant the tooth and save it, so time is of the essence. If your child needs emergency care, call San Marino Pediatric Dentistry for immediate treatment today.

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