Your Emergency Dentist in Eureka, CA
Dr. Sonia R. Bautista understands how crucial prompt attention is when a dental emergency occurs. She leaves time in her schedules to allow for emergency patients to be scheduled and seen in our dental office quickly. We treat patients with dental emergencies in Eureka and nearby communities.
Call our Eureka Emergency dentist at (707) 443-5105 to get help fast.
When you are experiencing severe dental pain, you want is relief, immediately. A dental emergency can stop you from doing your job, or attend to routine activities. Some people try a variety of remedies to alleviate their suffering including topical analgesic creams like Orajel, to aspirin or even stronger pain relievers. Unfortunately, even if these solutions work temporarily, neglecting your dental health by avoiding the dentist will usually, only make things worse.
There are many causes of tooth pain, and some can indicate a serious condition. It is important to call us as soon as possible so that we can arrange for you to come in and have the problem diagnosed and treated. Below are some common causes of dental emergencies:
Severe Tooth Pain/Pulpitis
Pulpitis refers to the inflammation of a tooth’s pulp, which is the tissue that fills the innermost area of a tooth. This bacterial infection is often caused by a cavity or decay that has invaded the space but can be caused by gum disease and injury as well.
Symptoms include sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet foods and drinks, and generalized pain in the mouth or jaw. In very mild cases, it may be possible to fill the cavity and save the tooth. In most cases of pulpitis, treatment with antibiotics and root canal therapy or extraction is necessary.
An abscess is a painful infection around the root of a tooth. Like pulpitis, it is usually due to extensive tooth decay. Symptoms may include fever, pain, redness, swelling, and a bitter or foul taste in the mouth. Left untreated, an abscessed tooth can lead to serious complications that threaten your teeth, gums, and overall health.
Injury to Teeth
A loosened or dislodged tooth is always a dental emergency, whether it’s a permanent tooth that has become loose suddenly for no apparent reason or one that has been knocked out completely. Always try to locate the dislodged tooth. Even children who have lost primary (baby) teeth due to a fall or other injury should be seen by a dentist as soon as possible.
Rinse the tooth gently with warm water, but do not disturb any natural fragments attached to the tooth. Try to reinsert the tooth (unless the patient is a child) making sure to face it the correct way. If not possible to reinsert, store the tooth in milk or water with a pinch of salt and call the office immediately.
Call Today if you have questions or are experiencing a Dental Emergency in Eureka
Our Eureka dentist takes your dental emergency very seriously and will make every effort to see you as soon as possible.
We are reachable during and after our regular business hours
Call our office at (707) 443-5105 to reach someone night or day.