Have a toothache, but don’t have an appointment? Give us a call in our San Pedro office and Dr. Khashayar Khodadadi will see you right now. Our policy is to see emergency patients immediately if it is during office hours, Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, from 9 AM to 6 PM.
Here at LA Healthy Smile, we understand how seeking treatment can be a source of anxiety for some patients, especially if it has been a long time since your last dentist appointment. If you are worried about pain, nitrous oxide sedation is available in our gentle dentistry environment.
It’s important to take a toothache seriously. Pain in the tooth can be a sign of decay or infection inside the tooth. As the infection causes the inside of the tooth to swell and expand, it can cause intense pain. However, if left untreated, the pulp inside the tooth will die and the pain will go away. You may think that the tooth is better, but what has happened is that the toothache has become an abscess and is spreading in the bone. Abscesses are not painful in the beginning, but can spread and become a more serious, even life-threatening problem. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort, it is best to be seen by a dentist.
Are you having an issue, but worried about scheduling an emergency appointment? Dr. Khashayar Khodadadi offers complimentary nitrous oxide (laughing gas) sedation at his office. Nitrous oxide helps patients to relax and feel no pain during their procedures. Conveniently, nitrous oxide wears off quickly, so you can even drive yourself home after your appointment.
Types of Dental Emergencies
- Has your crown or bridge fallen out? It’s important to have the crown recemented promptly, or your teeth will drift and treatment will become much more complicated. If the old crown or bridge needs replacing, Dr. Khodadadi can replace it with high strength ceramic crowns, paired with porcelain for the most natural look. Here is our page on porcelain and ceramic crowns for your information: San Pedro Porcelain Crowns.
- Did your tooth break? Dr. Khodadadi can do a temporary repair and then explain your options for a permanent solution.
- Did get a tooth knocked out? Get here as quickly as you can. Put the tooth in a moist (not dripping wet) towel of some sort. If you can get here within half an hour, we may be able to replant it.
- Do you have a cosmetic emergency? A broken front tooth can be very embarrassing. We can help.
Please feel free to contact our office today with any urgent matters. Call us, or fill out our Request an Appointment form.