Emergency Dental Care
Any dental situation that causes extreme pain, presents itself as an infection, or poses a threat to the life of a tooth can be considered a dental emergency. If you have an emergency regarding your teeth, please contact Dental Smiles of Willow Glen at (408) 978-1888.
Get the best in emergency dental care
Whether you accidentally lose your tooth during the day, or suddenly get an unbearable toothache at night, you can make an emergency appointment at Dental Smiles of Willow Glen to get the dental help you need. Emergency dentist Dr. Lim and his professional staff will be happy to take care of you.
Quick help for lost teeth
If your tooth has been knocked out, don’t assume that it is dead. If you react quickly enough and get immediate care from our emergency dentist, it may be possible to save the tooth. Place the tooth in a glass of milk to keep it alive and report for emergency re-implantation immediately.
Chipped, cracked or broken teeth pose more than a cosmetic inconvenience; they also provide an opening for bacteria to enter, and this can lead to serious infections and abscesses. Damaged teeth can also cause considerable pain and make eating impossible or unadvisable, so the sooner you get these teeth crowned or capped, the better. Even a lost filling can open the door to infection, so don’t assume that this problem is a minor one to be put off.
Infections and abscesses
Once bacteria have made their way below the gum line or through the tooth enamel, they can take up residence in the pulp chamber, root or jawbone, causing painful abscesses. This bacteria is particularly dangerous because is some cases it could migrate into the bloodstream and attack the heart or other organs. An emergency root canal or other oral surgery can remove the threat of complications as well as your discomfort.
The infections mentioned above can certainly cause the throbbing pain of a toothache, but so can other conditions. A hard piece of food lodged between two teeth, pressure from an impacted wisdom tooth, or even a simple cavity can cause serious discomfort requiring emergency treatment.
Your San Jose Emergency Dentist Dr. Lim Can Help
Patients having a dental emergency can have the confidence that Dr. Lim has the skills to handle your dental problems–thanks to his 30 years of dentistry experience. Additionally, as an emergency dentist, he can replace lost fillings, place a temporary crown on a broken or chipped tooth, and in many cases we can even implant a lost tooth as long as the root tissue is still viable.
For emergency dental care in San Jose, call (408) 978-1888 to make an appointment or email us below.
Make an Appointment
Call 408-978-1888 or email us below:
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1525 Meridian Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125
by appt only
Dr. Raymond Lim, DDS,
is pleased to serve the South Bay Area:
San Jose, CA
Mountain View, CA
Santa Clara, CA
Los Gatos, CA