Sunnyvale Emergency Dentist
Emergencies burst into your life unexpectedly causing disruption and chaos. In the case of a dental emergency, you can take comfort in knowing that Dr. Provines and his team at Peninsula Center for Implantology are ready to help. Whether your emergency is a knocked out (avulsed) tooth or a severe toothache, call the office that is closest to you—we are located in Sunnyvale. We’ll be able to offer you advice on what to do until you can get to our office, and we’ll also schedule a same-day appointment if necessary.
As a skilled periodontist and implantologist, Dr. Provines is an expert at tooth extraction. As a dentist, Dr. Provines work to help his patients save a damaged or infected tooth whenever possible. There are times, however, when extraction is unavoidable, and there are situations when emergency tooth extraction is required.
Types of Dental Trauma
Probably the most recognizable is a traumatic injury that cracks or fractures a tooth. Such an injury may occur as a result of an automobile accident, a fall or a blow to the mouth during athletics—which is why we recommend a mouthguard for all of our patients who play sports. In these cases, the tooth may be damaged in such a way that saving your tooth is impossible. Other situations that may warrant emergency tooth extraction include teeth overcrowding, periodontal disease and wisdom teeth eruption.
Another obvious dental emergency is a knocked out tooth. With this kind of emergency, time is of the essence. If you have the tooth and you can get to our office within 30 minutes, then there is a good chance that Dr. Provines will be able to save the tooth.
Follow these step when you’re dealing with an avulsed tooth:
- Call our office.
- If you have the tooth, be sure to touch only the crown and avoid touching the root that may still have tissue attached.
- Gently rinse the tooth in clear water.
- Place the tooth back in its socket if possible, otherwise store the tooth in a small container filled with milk of mild salt water.
We realize that any dental emergency can be traumatic. To help patients relax and receive the emergency care they need, we offer two types of sedation dentistry: nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation. Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is inhaled through your nose while we complete your emergency treatment. With oral conscious sedation, you’ll swallow a small sedative pill that after a short time will have you feeling calmer and more relaxed. Depending on your emergency and the treatment necessary, Dr. Provines will recommend the appropriate form of sedation.
Schedule a Same-Day Appointment
If you’re experiencing any kind of dental emergency, call us immediately to schedule a same-day appointment at our Sunnyvale office.