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Emergency Dentistry Specialist

SmileOne Dentistry

Min Soo Han, DDS

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Upland, CA

Whether it’s a knocked-out tooth, a cut on your lip, or a missing filling, a dental emergency can be a nerve-wracking experience. Min Soo Han, DDS, provides exceptional emergency dentistry services for patients at SmileOne Dentistry in Upland, California. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, call or visit the office immediately. You can also book an appointment using the online tool.

Emergency Dentistry Q&A

What is emergency dentistry? 

Emergency dentistry is dental care for situations that require urgent or immediate attention. SmileOne Dentistry offers same-day appointments and makes an effort to accommodate emergency patients as quickly as possible. 

Getting proper dental care within 30 minutes of your accident or injury could mean the difference between saving or losing your tooth. This is why it's crucial to call or visit SmileOne Dentistry as soon as possible if you're experiencing a dental emergency.

What is considered a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is any condition that requires immediate attention involving your teeth or the tissues of your mouth. Some examples of dental emergencies include:

  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Chipped, fractured, or broken tooth
  • Loose or missing restoration, like a filling, crown, or bridge
  • A cut or tear on your lips, tongue, or cheeks
  • Severe toothache

If you're experiencing any of these conditions, call or visit SmileOne Dentistry immediately. If you're unsure of whether your situation constitutes an emergency, you should still call the office. It's better to be safe, and the friendly dental professionals at SmileOne Dentistry can consult with you over the phone to determine if you should receive emergency care.

What should I do if I experience a dental emergency?

If you experience a dental emergency, call SmileOne Dentistry immediately or visit the office. 

If you've knocked out a tooth, there are a few things you should do until you can get to the office. Try to find your tooth and pick it up by the crown. Never touch the roots of a knocked-out tooth, as it could jeopardize the likelihood of successful reintroduction.

Rinse off the tooth and your mouth with warm water, and try to reinsert it in your empty socket. If you can get the tooth back in, bite down on it gently until you arrive at SmileOne Dentistry. If you can't get it back in, keep it in the side of your cheek, or in a glass of milk, which helps prevent the roots from drying out.

If you have a dental emergency, make sure to visit SmileOne Dentistry. You can walk in, call the office, or use the online scheduling tool to request an appointment ahead of time.