Yes! We understand that dental emergencies rarely happen at convenient times, which is why we offer same-day emergency appointments. The sooner you get help, the more likely it is that we will be able to save your tooth and restore your oral health.
If you do need an emergency same-day appointment, we ask that you give us a call at (951) 686-2565 before your appointment, if possible. This will ensure that we can prepare for your visit and treat you as soon as possible. However, we do also accept walk-in emergency patients at our office, located at 6886 Indiana Ave, Suite B, Riverside, CA 92506.
In addition to same-day appointments, we also offer after-hours care for our patients. If you have a dental emergency and need to visit outside of our regular business hours, give us a call at (951) 686-2565. We will discuss your symptoms and schedule an after-hours appointment, if necessary, to ensure that you receive the emergency care you need.
Oral injuries are the most obvious example of common dental emergencies. Conditions caused by oral trauma, such as a knocked-out, loose, cracked, chipped, or otherwise damaged tooth require immediate care, as do issues like cuts and lacerations to the gums, tongue, lips and cheeks.
However, there are many other issues that also count as an emergency. A pulled-out or loose filling or crown should also be treated immediately to prevent further damage and other complications.
A serious toothache that lasts more than a day or two is also an emergency, as it could indicate a deep cavity or even an infected tooth. Even an issue like a piece of food that’s stuck between your teeth and won’t come out is an emergency, as it could lead to a serious gum infection or an abscess.
If you think that your condition counts as an emergency, it’s better to be safe than sorry. If you’re experiencing serious oral bleeding or pain, you probably need emergency dental care. Contact us immediately at (951) 686-2565, and don’t wait to get the care you need.
There are a few reasons why most hospitals don’t offer emergency dentistry. First, hospital emergency rooms are usually used only to treat very serious or life-threatening conditions, like a broken arm or a very large, serious wound, for example.
While dental emergencies are serious, they are usually not so serious that you have to go to the emergency room. A toothache may be painful and should be treated ASAP, but the ER is the wrong place to go for treatment.
This is especially true because most ERs do not have a dentist on staff to treat patients with oral health concerns. They may have a dental team and oral surgeons on-call to deal with serious issues like broken jaws or other injuries to the face, but they usually won’t offer treatment for standard dental emergencies, like a pulled-out filling or a broken tooth.
The final reason you should avoid going to the ER for dental work is that it’s expensive. Even if you get treatment for a very minor issue, you may end up with a hefty bill at the emergency room, and be charged thousands of dollars for your treatment. Getting care from a dentist is much cheaper, and is almost always a better option.
So as a first step, we highly recommend that you contact Riverside Tooth Co. and Dr. Kabir Sandhu at (951) 686-2565. Our team can listen to your situation, advise you about what to do, and make sure you get the emergency dental care you need in Riverside.
If you lose a piece of dental work like a filling or a crown, don’t panic. While this is a serious issue and you should get same-day dental care, if possible, your tooth is likely not in immediate danger. Your tooth may feel sore and tender, and since it’s weak, it may be more susceptible to decay if you do not brush properly.
First things first, you should contact us for a same-day emergency appointment at (951) 686-2565. Then, you should recover your dental work, if possible. Bringing it into Riverside Tooth Co. for your appointment may help Dr. Sandhu determine why it failed. And for a dental crown, it may be possible to simply re-attach the crown rather than building a new crown, which will save you time and money.
So if you can find and recover your dental work, grab it and put it into a small plastic container or Ziploc baggie to keep it safe until you come into Riverside Tooth Co. for your appointment.
Some people may choose to go to the drugstore and buy temporary dental cement to cover the tooth and act as a temporary filling, or to re-attach their crown while they wait for their appointment.
This is okay to do if you can’t get treatment on the same day and want to feel more comfortable until your appointment at Riverside Tooth Co., but it’s definitely not a long-term solution, so you should still see Dr. Sandhu ASAP to have your dental work repaired or replaced.