Do you have a problem with your smile that requires immediate attention? Call Rosedale Dental Studio at 661-501-4746. One of our team members can schedule you for a visit with our dentist, Dr. Nicole Chen, for emergency dental care in Bakersfield, California. Our team can relieve your discomfort and help get your smile back to normal.
When Should You Call for an Emergency Dental Appointment?
You should schedule an emergency visit with us if you have severe, long-lasting dental oral pain or if you are experiencing swelling. We will also want to see you if you have a tooth that has been partially or completely knocked out or is chipped, fractured, cracked or broken. If you have damaged your lips, gums, cheeks, tongue, or hard or soft palate, please contact our office as soon as you can to plan your visit.
What You Can Do Before Your Visit
In many cases when dealing with oral pain, gently rinsing the area with a solution of warm water and salt can address some of the discomfort. You may also try a cold compress or an over-the-counter pain reliever. If you have lost a tooth, you should gently rinse it and handle it only by the crown. If you cannot fit it back into the socket, keep the tooth moist using milk, a saline solution or even your own saliva until your visit. Our team will give you specific instructions about how to handle your situation.
Other Important Things To Know
If you have a broken jaw, uncontrolled bleeding, or head or neck trauma, do not come in. Instead, visit your local emergency room and contact your primary health care provider before you call our team for your appointment. You should never place aspirin directly on the gums or teeth since this can create damage to the tissues of your mouth. Our [dr_type] and team will also be happy to talk with you about how you can put together your own dental first-aid kit to help you address these problems at home.