Los Altos Emergency Dentist
The city of Los Altos is nearly six miles away from Dr. Antonious’ dental office, which is very well known for providing emergency assistance for urgent dental care. Most dentists around the city work on a regular 9 to 5 four days a week schedule. Precisely that’s why we receive a considerable amount of emergency appointment requests from the area because our office is conveniently open as early as 8 am and closes around 7 pm, depending on different days of the week. If you call us before closing time, we might extend the hours and keep it open a little late to accommodate your emergency request. Don’t wait! Call in to get an appointment if you are in pain.
Statistics shared by The American Dental Association on sports injury is alarming, it is found to be the number one cause of adult tooth damage. It covers all types of sports or even a backyard games. City of Los Altos sees similar cases throughout the year and needs a dentist trained in emergency dentistry such as emergency tooth pain, lost filling or crown, bitten tongue & lips, emergency mouth bleeding, tooth abscess and a fractured tooth. Dr. Antonious is serving the patients from the town of Los Altos since the inception of his dental office, over two decades ago. We suggest you give us a call immediately if you have an emergency that cannot wait.
Dr. Antonious is proud to be serving Los Altos patients in such situations, where waiting for a dental appointment can aggravate your dental problem and even make it worse.
In addition to providing emergency dental care all around the year, our dental office also provides the following dental services:
- General dentistry for adults, children, and families
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Oral surgery and implant procedures
- Invisalign Orthodontics
- Teeth whitening
- Crowns & Bridges
- Wisdom Tooth removal
We welcome Los Altos residents to our emergency dental service, which is dedicated to free patients from pain. A lot of our patients come from other cities because they value Dr. Antonious’ expertise in the field of dental emergencies. For us, the best compliment is when we see our patients smile and relax post their urgent dental treatment. Our primary goal is to work towards your satisfaction and provide genuine & effective dental care.
Dr. Antonious tries his best to accommodate urgent cases into his schedule as early as he can. Most dental emergencies are seen on the same day. Our office has a dedicated 24/7 emergency service that sends the message directly to the Doctor. Make an appointment by calling (408) 720-0900.
Knowing how to handle a dental emergency can mean the difference between saving or losing a tooth.
First, try to stick the tooth back in place and hold it there while you rush to see the dentist. If that’s impossible, put the tooth in a container of milk (or water if milk is not available) and take it and the patient to the dentist immediately.
To avoid further aggravating the damaged tooth, place a piece of soft wax into the area of the tooth that was chipped. You should eat only soft foods and try to avoid food and drink that are hot and cold to the touch.
If you find that your jaw hurts when it is moved or if you cannot close your mouth in a normal fashion, it is likely that you have fractured your jaw. Seek professional medical help at a hospital emergency room. The hospital will be able to treat your injury as well as advise you whether you need to make an appointment to see your dentist.
Biting or lacerating your tongue may cause inflammation and possible bleeding. Use ice or pressure to control the swelling or bleeding. Any swelling should subside within twenty-four hours. Contact your Dentist if the pain persists or the laceration is deep.
Slight bleeding after an extraction is normal. A clot will usually form within one hour. If bleeding continues, place a thick gauze pad over the extraction site. Apply pressure to the area to control the flow of blood. If bleeding still persists, you may try soaking a tea bag in water, placing it inside a thin gauze pad, and apply pressure for one hour. The tea leaves contain minerals which may aid in the clotting procedure.
Canker sores are those very small and painful sores which occur inside the mouth. They can be caused by stress, biting the inside of the mouth or by a reaction to certain foods. If you find that you have developed a canker sore on the inside of the mouth, apply an over-the-counter medicine like Orajel or Campho-Phenique. This will produce a bandage-like film over the sore.
An aching tooth is a very common dental emergency. A toothache is often a sign of infection in or around a tooth. Tylenol or aspirin can sometimes be effective in comforting pain. If there is a hole in the tooth, you may place Oil of Cloves on a small cotton pellet and place it in the site to relieve pain.
Pediatric Quick Reference
If your child has bitten his lip or tongue severely enough to cause bleeding, clean the bite gently with water and use a cold compress (a cold, wet towel or washcloth pressed firmly against the area) to reduce or avoid swelling. Give us a call to help determine how serious the bite is.
If your child has something caught between his teeth, use dental floss to gently remove it. Never use a metal, plastic, or sharp tool to remove a stuck object. If you are unable to remove the item with dental floss, give us a call.
If your child has chipped or broken a piece off of his tooth, have them rinse their mouth with warm water, then use a cold compress to reduce swelling. Try to locate and save the tooth fragment that broke off. Call us immediately.
If your child’s tooth has been knocked out of his mouth, find the tooth and rinse it with water (no soap), taking care to only touch the crown of the tooth (the part you can see when it’s in place). If you can, place the tooth back in its socket and hold it in place with a clean towel or cloth. If you can’t return the tooth to its socket, place it in a clean container with milk. In either case, call us immediately and/or head to the hospital. If you act quickly it’s possible to save the tooth.
If your child complains of a toothache, rinse their mouth with warm water and inspect their teeth to be sure there is nothing caught between them. If pain continues, use a cold compress to ease the pain. Do not apply heat or any kind of aspirin or topical pain reliever directly to the affected area, as this can cause damage to the gums. Children’s pain relievers may be taken orally. Schedule an appointment immediately.
If you know or suspect your child has sustained a broken jaw, use a cold compress to reduce swelling. Call our emergency number and/or head to the hospital immediately. In many cases a broken jaw is the result of a blow to the head. Severe blows to the head can be dangerous and even life-threatening.
You can help your child avoid dental emergencies. Child-proof your house to avoid falls. Don’t let your child chew on ice, popcorn kernels, or other hard foods. Always use car seats for young children and require seat belts for older children. And if your child plays contact sports, have him wear a mouthguard. Ask us about creating a custom-fitted mouthguard for your child. Finally, prevent toothaches with regular brushing, flossing, and visits to our office.