Dental Emergencies in Thousand Oaks, CA

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What to Do When Faced With An Emergency

Dental emergencies can cause panic, but it’s very important to try to remain calm. If you’re uncertain whether you need immediate care, call our office by dialing (805) 241-5353. Over the phone, we can assess your situation and provide guidance for you.

Are You Experiencing a Dental Emergency?

It can be difficult to know whether you’re in the middle of a dental emergency or not. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), dental emergencies are potentially life-threatening dental issues or issues that need immediate attention to prevent further harm.
This can include bleeding that doesn’t stop and infections that can spread to other parts of your body, resulting in serious health conditions. There’s no downside to calling our office for guidance and to determine if you’re in the middle of an emergency.

Urgent Dental Care

Urgent dental care is a classification of immediate dental care that may not be life-threatening but requires treatment as soon as possible. This includes an abscessed tooth, a knocked-out tooth, a tooth fracture that causes damage to the surrounding areas, severe dental pain that doesn’t go away, and more.

Emergency Dentist Dr. Siddappa Can Help

If you’re in need of emergency dental treatment, Dr. Siddappa can help you. Call our office at (805) 241-5353 to speak to us about your current situation. We’ll help you through your situation and make an appointment for you as necessary.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are considered dental emergencies?

A dental emergency requires immediate attention to prevent bleeding, the spread of a serious infection, or damage to your face or jaw that can impede breathing.
There are other dental treatments that require urgent treatment to prevent further damage to your smile but aren’t life-threatening. These include a knocked-out tooth, a severely infected tooth that can threaten your other teeth, and fractures.

What is the most common dental emergency?

Some of the most common dental emergencies are bacterial infections, knocked-out or damaged teeth, dental crowns coming off, and a broken jaw or jaw pain. If you’ve experienced one of these issues, call our office at (805) 241-5353 for urgent help.

When should you go to the ER for dental emergencies?

You may need to go to the ER for a dental emergency if you’re experiencing severe bleeding or if you’ve broken many bones in your face, including your jaw. Our office can help correct your smile after you’ve received treatment from the ER.