Emergency Dentistry

Esthetic Smiles

Cosmetic Dentist & General Dentist located in Oxnard, CA

From unexpected tooth pain to accidents that result in dental injuries, John Abajian, DDS, and the team at Esthetic Smiles are here to help with all of your emergency dentistry needs. They offer same-day X-rays and exams for dental emergencies at their office in Oxnard, California. If your emergency requires a root canal, they can schedule a treatment with their in-house root canal specialist. For emergency dentistry services, call the office, and the friendly staff will get you in as soon as possible. Alternatively, nonemergency appointments can be booked using the online booking tool.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is urgent care for unexpected issues that affect your oral health. When you need emergency dental treatment, Dr. Abajian and the team at Esthetic Smiles accommodate you with the earliest appointment available. In most cases, they offer same-day appointments for emergency dentistry exams and X-rays.

When would I need emergency dentistry?

Dr. Abajian and the team at Esthetic Smiles provide emergency dentistry for a wide range of issues, including:

  • Severe tooth pain
  • Loose or knocked-out tooth
  • Cracked, chipped, or broken tooth
  • Soft tissue injuries in or around the mouth
  • Abscess or severe infection in the mouth
  • Lost dental filling
  • Lost or damaged crown

If you or a member of your family experiences any of these dental emergencies, call Esthetic Smiles right away.

What are the signs and symptoms of a dental emergency?

Many dental emergencies result from an injury or trauma, such as a bad fall. Others, such as an abscess or infection, may develop without a specific accident.

Depending on the type of dental emergency you have, signs and symptoms may include:

  • Toothache
  • Swollen jaw
  • Sore or swollen gums
  • Missing, loose, or broken tooth
  • Missing, loose, or broken filling or crown

If your dental problem involves severe bleeding or difficulty breathing, call 911 or your local emergency number immediately.

What should I do if I have a dental emergency?

Dr. Abajian and the team at Esthetic Smiles provide emergency dentistry for entire families, treating patients as young as 5 years old.

Before your appointment, you can take the following steps to protect your teeth:

  • Keep a knocked-out tooth moist, either in the mouth or a cup of milk, and never handle the tooth by its roots
  • For a chipped tooth, rinse the mouth with warm water right away to keep it clean
  • For soft tissue injuries, clean the area with water and apply a cold compress
  • Avoid putting aspirin on an aching tooth or gum

For your convenience, the team offers same-day exams and digital X-rays to evaluate your dental emergency and recommend the best course of treatment. Their in-house root canal specialist provides exceptional treatment for painful tooth decay.

If you or a loved one needs emergency dentistry, call the friendly team at Esthetic Smiles as soon as possible.