Emergency Services

Are you in pain? Does your mouth hurt? If so, there are many patients who worry and experience the same problems you are. Tooth pain is one of the most common reasons for a visit to our office. Many of our patients call us worried because they are experiencing some type of pain that they cannot alleviate in their mouth. Depending on the amount of pain that you actually feel, you may try to perform a little dental work of your own to alleviate it. This is NEVER recommended and you should call our La Habra office immediately.

Tooth pain is scary and it is debilitating. Unfortunately, many of the reasons why your tooth may be hurting can be easy to solve and you can have dental care provided immediately to alleviate the pain. Often, tooth pain stems from gum disease, tooth decay, or trauma to the tooth and mouth. If you find that you are in pain and you need help, contact Dr. Kenneth Cho Dentistry today.

Do not suffer with tooth pain and let our team members take care of you. Call us now to schedule your appointment.

Tooth Pain Emergencies You May Experience

The moment you feel pain in your mouth, you start to think of what could have caused it. You may start to go through your motions during the day to find out what you did that may have caused it. You may think you ate something that was too hard. You may think you dumped your mouth. All of these things can cause pain, but there are underlying conditions that can cause pain too.

Dr. Cho is experienced in dental emergencies and can handle them safely and efficiently in our La Habra office. Whether you are upset because you let gum disease get out of control or your tooth was knocked out, our team is here to help you and restore your smile.

Some of the most common dental emergencies in our La Habra office include:

  • Severe tooth decay
  • Abscesses
  • Wisdom tooth impaction
  • Broken, chipped, or fractured teeth
  • Knocked out tooth
  • Lacerations and cuts within the mouth
  • Broken braces
  • Bites
  • Loose teeth
  • Severe gum disease

No matter the type of emergency you are experiencing, we want to help you and we are here to provide you with the care you need. Call our office TODAY to be seen the SAME day for your dental emergency.

How to Handle Your Tooth Emergency

If you are experiencing any type of dental emergency, it is important that you try to remain calm and avoid panicking. This is easier said than done, but you must try to stay calm. Below, you will find some more information about how to handle a dental emergency.

Wisdom Tooth Impaction

If your wisdom teeth are impacted and they hurt, you need to call our office right away. We will make sure that you are seen immediately and Dr. Cho will provide you with the care you need.

Loose Teeth

Loose teeth are always a concern and you may have a loose tooth due to gum disease or even trauma to the mouth. If your tooth is loose, do NOT try to wiggle it or move it around, as this may cause it to fall out. Call our office right away to make an appointment.

Fractured and Broken Teeth

A fractured or broken tooth is usually the result of an accident or trauma to the tooth or mouth. It is important that you try not to touch your broken or fractured tooth as this can cause more problems or a further break. You should contact our office when a break or fracture occurs.

Cuts and Lacerations

It is possible for a cut or laceration to occur in your mouth. If the cut is not serious, you should rinse your mouth out with warm water and place a compress on the cut until it stops bleeding. If the cut or laceration is deep, you should rinse your mouth out with warm water, place a compress on it, and then come into our office immediately.

Tooth Decay

Tooth decay can become a serious problem when it is not handled. It is a common dental problem and many patients experience it on a regular basis. You often do not even know that you have tooth decay until it starts to create pain and bother you. Tooth decay is corrected with a filling and sometimes a crown; extraction is not always needed.

Abscesses

A dental abscess can form in your mouth at any time and will appear as a white bump on your gums or it may even be swollen, red, and painful. It is important that you do NOT touch it and you do NOT try to pop it, as this can lead to infection. If you have a dental abscess, you will need to come in to have it drained properly.

Knocked Out Tooth

If one of your teeth have been knocked out, it is essential and crucial that you recover the tooth. You do not want to grab the tooth by the root and should only touch the crown of it. Once the tooth is recovered, you should place it back into the socket it came out of or hold it under your tongue. If you cannot do either, you
should place it into a cup of milk and come into our office immediately. Dr. Cho will help you and provide you with the care you need.

Call Our Office in La Habra Today

If you have a dental emergency, now is the time to call us. We do offer same day appointments for emergencies and Dr. Cho is always here to provide you with the care you need. If you would like to schedule an appointment with us, contact Dr. Kenneth Cho Dentistry today.

We look forward to working with you to provide you with the beautiful smile that you have always wanted and deserve.

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