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Emergency Visits

When dental emergencies happen, waiting several days for an appointment with a dentist is not an option. Here at Dr. Jong’s Oral & Maxillofacial Riverside and Corona Surgery offices we are committed to helping patients manage sudden injuries and complications that require immediate treatment. We work very closely with your referring dentist and/or specialist. Some emergencies are extremely painful, and a visit to the dentist can provide palliative relief. On the other hand, some emergencies can threaten the health of the teeth, and receiving rapid dental treatment could mean the difference in saving a tooth or losing it.

Did you know…

That the steps you take after a dental emergency happens can greatly improve your outcome once you receive emergency care. Even though Riverside and Corona emergency dentists will see you very quickly, there are some precautionary steps you can take in the time it takes to arrive at your dentist’s office. The American Dental Association has a few recommendations:

  • If you bite your lip/tongue – gently cleanse the area and apply a cold compress
  • If you break your tooth – gently rinse the area and apply a cold compress
  • If you lose your tooth –rinse tooth’s root with water if it’s dirty, being careful to hold it by the crown. Carefully place it back in its socket, or place it in milk. Bring it to the dentist immediately.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to see Dr. Jong in Riverside or Corona if I am having an emergency?

If you are experiencing sudden and chronic tooth pain, or if you have sustained trauma to your teeth and surrounding tissues, you may need to see your general dentist. Even if you do not currently have a dental emergency, it is important that your general dentist be capable of treating you quickly in the event that an emergency does arise. We work very closely with your general dentist to make sure you get the best care possible. Your general dentist will call our office to help expedite your visit to us. If your Dentist is not available, we still welcome you to call our offices, and we will do all in our power to assist you in an emergency situation.

What should I expect from my emergency dental appointment?

Urgent problems that threaten the health of your teeth or leave you in pain should not be ignored. You can expect to be seen by your emergency dentist quickly and without an appointment, though it is recommended that you call your dentist’s office if possible before you arrive.

What can I do after my emergency dental appointment to avoid future problems?

Some of the most common dental emergencies can be prevented by taking a few simple precautions. Avoid chewing hard foods, such as candy and ice, as these can cause your tooth to crack or chip. Also, be sure to wear a properly fitted dental mouth guard during sports and other high impact activities. Protecting your mouth on a daily basis can significantly reduce your risk of injuring your teeth, as well as your tongue, lips, and the walls of your mouth.