Emergency Dental Care
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At Douglas L. Park Pediatric Dentistry, we take our commitment to you and your family very seriously. This means providing the best service not only during office hours but also after them.
During our regular office hours, call (916) 448-6826
If you need emergency dental care during our office hours, please call us as soon as possible. Most of the time, we can make room in our schedule for dental emergencies the same day you call.
Outside of our regular office hours, call (916) 668-9574
If your emergency happens outside of office hours, call our emergency number to directly connect with Dr. Park himself. If you happen to get his voicemail, he will call you back as soon as he is able to. In the meantime, please scroll below for more information on Dental Emergencies.
What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?
Common dental emergencies involves acute pain related to your teeth, gums and supporting bones. Some examples include teeth that are knocked out, loosened, broken, fractured or forced out of position. Cuts to your gums, lips or cheeks during an injury may also be treated by your dentist.
Sudden loss of a dental restoration or prosthesis that makes it difficult to eat or that presents a cosmetic concern can be considered an emergency as well, even though you are not in pain. Other situations such as objects caught between the teeth may also be serious enough to warrant a call to the dentist as well.
While dental emergencies are rarely medical emergencies since there is no threat to life, if you have a medical emergency, you should go to your nearest emergency room or call 911 immediately.