If you are having an unexpected dental emergency, we are here to help. We are dedicated to our patient’s needs and comfort, and we will do our best to get you in to see Dr. Boulos as soon as possible. Same-day appointments are typically available, so don't hesitate to call us at (310) 792-0049 to speak to a team member.
When Is It a Dental Emergency?
Some of the situations your emergency dentist in Torrance can handle are:
- An excruciating toothache that does not go away on its own
- A fractured tooth or filling
- An ache in your jaw joint (TMJ) that is preventing you from opening or closing your mouth
- An infection on your gums
- Facial swelling
We will diagnose the source of the emergency and help you find the appropriate treatment. Common treatments for dental emergencies in South Bay include root canal therapy, extractions, fillings, and crowns.
What to Do if You Knocked Out a Tooth?
- DON’T touch the root.
- If possible, place the tooth back in the socket immediately.
- If not possible, keep the tooth moist at all times.
- Call us within 30 minutes of the injury.
How to Avoid a Dental Emergency
Some dental emergencies are caused by accidents, such as a fall or sports injury. However, some emergencies are not accidents, and the best path to avoid them is to be vigilant and consistent with your checkups and dental cleaning.
Dr. Boulos can diagnose and treat small cavities before they can progress to cause you pain and discomfort. Our dental hygienists can recommend regular cleanings and will provide you with all information to prevent an infection in the gums. Together, we work to protect your teeth and preserve your smile.
Sports Mouthguards and Dental Emergencies
If you or your children are involved in community and school sports, you know there’s always a risk of an accidental injury.
Did you know that a high percentage of sports injuries involve your teeth and mouth? They include:
- Lip lacerations
- Knocked-out teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Broken jaw
It is highly recommended that you wear a mouthguard to decrease your risk of injury to your teeth and mouth. We will fabricate an athletic guard to protect the teeth from getting knocked out if there is a blow to the face and prevent certain types of concussions. The thick acrylic provides a barrier between the source of trauma and your teeth, thus protecting the teeth and providing a protective cushion to the lips.
Certain types of concussions are caused when trauma causes the lower jaw to move towards the brain, causing brain movement. A professionally made mouthguard will act as a buffer to these traumatic forces.
All you need to have an athletic guard made is to get an impression of your teeth. Call us today; we can even customize your appliance to match your team's colors!
Dr. Boulos and her team genuinely care about your health and comfort. We offer a judgment-free approach that prioritizes your needs and comfort. Call us today at (310) 792-0049 to make an appointment.