Mountain View Emergency Dentist
Dr. Antonious has been helping patients from the Mountain View area with severe tooth pain & toothaches for more than two decades at his office. Patients find it very convenient to reach him during any dental emergency by just calling his 24/7 office emergency number (408) 720-0900 or the toll free 877-9DENTAL. His dental staff is extremely diligent about helping the patients, no matter what time of the day. If it is late at night and Dr. Antonious cannot be reached at that point of time, he will get back to you the very next day. We always get back to the patient as soon as possible and try to provide best-in-class dental advice for all kinds of dental emergencies. In case of severe pain, we make sure you get an appointment of urgency at the earliest possible time.
Mountain View city is in the proximity of Dr. Antonious’ dental office, which is about 12-15 minutes drive from the city of Mountain View. His dental office is inside an excellent shopping complex that facilitates a big public parking lot, Peet’s Coffee, several restaurants and a gym. Dr. Antonious is a seasoned dental professional who understands the needs of his patients, and provides full range of dental care for all ages under one roof. Therefore, we often see many walk-in emergency patients converting into regular patients who not only visit but refer us to his/her family and friends.
Also, patients are often willing to travel farther distance if they need a specialized dental treatment or technology that is not available to them locally. Our practice has many patients from the city of Mountain View seeking a degree of expertise for specialized dental procedures like root canal procedure, wisdom teeth extraction, children dentistry, dentures and Invisalign teeth straightening.
Mountain View patients are a valuable part of our dental practice, and they often come in for some urgent dental care procedures to the office. A dental emergency like a teeth or gum injury can be potentially dangerous and may need immediate urgent care. Sometimes, it is not easy to get hold of your family dentist during weekends or late hours of the day. Our patients from the city of Mountain View often visit us in such situations because we have flexible hours like early morning 8 am and late evening around 7 pm, depending on the day of the week. As ignoring a dental problem can increase the chances of the possibility of causing permanent damage or needing more expensive procedures in the coming times, it seems wise to opt for the urgent dental care available.
Dental services that Dr. Antonious offers covers most dental disciplines like general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, root canals, crowns, bridges, Invisalign, pediatric dentistry, teeth whitening and much more. The expertise that he has is very well known throughout the city of Mountain View and we often see many returning patients from the area who values his dental knowledge and gentle care. It goes without saying that his only priority is to relieve patients from any pain or discomfort, no matter if they are existing or new patients.
To be able to handle emergency dentistry, a dentist had to be trained in emergency treatments like root canal, wisdom tooth extraction and knocked out tooth re-implantation procedure, etc. Dr. Antonious is often visited and preferred by Mountain View patients for his similar expertise and knowledge of various dental emergency disciplines.
To make an appointment, call (408) 720-0900 or request an appointment online.
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.