If you have a true dental emergency, you may call the main office number at 619-660-0022 and leave a message after-hours. The service will page one of the Doctors and we will generally try to get back to you as soon as possible.
A true dental emergency is one in which you have a broken tooth that is causing pain, or swelling. If you experience bleeding from trauma, or if you have a tooth that has been knocked out of the socket, we suggest that you contact our office immediately.
How do you decide if something is a true dental emergency? Generally, if you have swelling, an exposed tooth, bleeding, or sharp throbbing pain, that is a dental emergency.
If you knock a tooth loose or out, attempt to gently rinse it off lightly with water and reposition it as soon as possible. A tooth that is knocked out and let dry in the air for over an hour has a poor prognosis, whereas a tooth that is reimplanted within twenty minutes, has a good prognosis.
If you have spontaneous ongoing pain or swelling or have experienced trauma, you should make arrangements to see your dentist as soon as possible. Our dentist office provides emergency care for our patients after-hours.