Emergency Dentistry

An emergency can happen at any time of the day. Some dental injuries need emergency treatment. If you are suddenly experiencing extreme tooth pain that cannot wait for your regular appointment you need immediate help.

Finding a dentist in an emergency can be overwhelming, especially in the time of an accident or urgent medical need. Therefore, it is important and much easier for you to search for an emergency dentist before an emergency happens. Dr. Soto The Downey Dentist is that dentist and can help in cases such as:

Chipped or broken tooth – If a cracked or broken tooth is left untreated, it can sometimes lead to infections such as sepsis or osteomyelitis which is an infection of the bone. You may also develop an abscess which is very painful.

Knocked out tooth – If you can get assistance promptly, your tooth could be successfully replanted and continue to function properly. However, you need to act fast. Find the lost tooth and get to our office to see what Dr. Soto can do to help.

Tooth pain and swelling – You may assume that a toothache is normal, but in most cases, it is a sign of an underlying problem. If all attempts to alleviate tooth pain and swelling are futile, you can consider contacting our office. .

Lost filling or crown – Fillings or crowns are meant to protect already damaged teeth. It is therefore important that you seek immediate help when you notice that they are missing. There is the danger of increased sensitivity to the affected tooth and further deterioration.

Post-dental surgery complications – In case you notice anything out of the normal after a dental procedure, make sure to immediately contact our office to determine if the recovery process is going well. This is especially important for surgery treatments as it could be an indication of an infection.

Other scenarios where emergency dentistry is needed is when you are bleeding from the mouth, have suffered some form of trauma to your teeth, tongue, cheeks, jaw or lips. However, your need for immediate care are not restricted to these situations, any time you feel uncomfortable and cannot wait for a dentist’s appointment, you can ease your worry by checking in with Dr. Soto.

The sooner you get medical help following an accident can make a big difference between saving your tooth or losing it. There is also the risk of infections that comes with dental injuries, and faster treatment means you can avoid additional health issues.


We’ve made requesting an appointment simple. Just click and set up your visit. Then, if for any reason you cannot keep a scheduled appointment, or are delayed, simply call us at 562-923-7799. We look forward to seeing your smile.

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