Emergency Services

Emergency Dentist Bixby Knolls, CA

Dentist of Bixby Knolls is here for you if you ever have a dental emergency in the North Long Beach area. Just call us right away at (562) 287-5175 when you need help. We try to keep some appointment times open for emergencies, and we will fit you and your family in right away.

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What Is a Dental Emergency?

At Dentist of Bixby Knolls, we take care of a variety of dental emergencies, such as a knocked-out teeth. What makes a dental problem an “emergency”?

A dental emergency is any type of dental issue that has a sudden onset and is acute. This includes accidents such as a tooth fractured by a golf ball or acute problems such as a tooth infection with fever. Any time you see excessive bleeding in the mouth – not the small amount from brushing and flossing that occurs with gum disease – this is likely a dental emergency.

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What Dental Emergency Services
Do You Offer in Bixby Knolls?

Common dental emergencies we take care of in Bixby Knolls include:

Knocked-out tooth: Fast action is required if a tooth is knocked out. This can save the tooth. You must see us or go to an emergency room within an hour. Rinse the tooth off with water, but keep the pulp intact. Place it in some milk or keep it in the mouth with lots of saliva until you see the doctor.

Excessive bleeding: If you notice some minor bleeding after brushing or flossing, you should still see us at Dentists of Bixby Knolls, since this is a sign of gum disease, but this is not urgent. Excessive bleeding is a dental emergency so call us right away or go to the ER if necessary.

Acute pain or swelling: Please call us right away if you have a sudden onset of acute pain or swelling in the mouth.

Chipped or fractured tooth: Come see us as soon as possible so we can repair the tooth. Untreated tooth fractures can lead to infection.

Broken braces: It’s a good idea to keep an emergency orthodontics kit on-hand in case there is a problem with braces. Some braces emergencies can be fixed at home temporarily with orthodontics wax (to cover a loose bracket). If the braces break severely, please call us right away.

Stuck objects: It’s quite common for kids to get things stuck in teeth and it’s usually safer to have us remove these objects for you.

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How Can Dental Emergencies Be Prevented?

You can reduce and prevent dental emergencies with some simple steps. One of the best ways to prevent dental emergencies in North Long Beach is to come visit us regularly at Dentist of Bixby Knolls for consistent checkups and tooth cleanings. You should also reduce sweets, avoid eating or chewing hard objects (ice, pencils), and use mouthguards when playing contact or ball sports.

What Does a Dental Emergency Cost in Bixby Knolls?

If you are having a dental emergency, dental insurance may cover some or all of your costs. Dentist of Bixby Knolls also offers affordable payment plans via flexible financing. The cost of a dental emergency depends on what type of emergency it is. Most emergencies are not super serious and thus the cost will usually not be more than a few hundred dollars. For serious issues such as a broken jaw, your regular health insurance will probably cover all or part of the cost.

Trust Our Team with Your Dental Emergency

If you need an emergency dentist in North Long Beach, contact us today at (562) 287-5175 to schedule your appointment at Dentist of Bixby Knolls.