Dental Emergencies

Are you experiencing dental pain? At Volterra Dental in Los Alamitos, CA, we will do everything we can to get you quick relief. If you have a dental emergency, call our dental office and our emergency dentist right away at 562-735-2363.

Accidents and injuries can happen at any time. That’s why we can almost always get emergency patients in for a same-day appointment. Even if you call outside regular business hours, you will get a phone number to call for help.

What Constitutes A Real Dental Emergency?

If you feel you have a dental emergency, call us and explain the situation in detail with our emergency dentist Dr. Laos. We can give you accurate instructions on what to do next. And if you are bleeding and cannot stop it, you should visit your local emergency room immediately. Stopping the bleeding is the biggest concern.

What Should I Do In A Dental Emergency?

If you are not bleeding or have managed to stop it, here are some suggestions on what to do before your emergency appointment:

  • If your tooth hurts, you can take an over-the-counter pain reliever like acetaminophen.
  • If your tooth is fractured, broken, or loose, try to leave it alone. If a piece came off, gently rinse the piece and bring it with you.
  • If your tooth has come out, gently rinse it off and place it in a small container with just enough milk or water to cover it completely. Call us immediately, and bring the tooth with you to your appointment.
  • If there is swelling, use ice packs to control it.

Don’t suffer through pain or risk your oral health. If you or a loved one has a dental emergency, call us now at 562-735-2363. If you don’t have an emergency, you can call or use our convenient online form for your next appointment or to ask us any questions.