San Jose Emergency Dentist
Our dental office is well known amongst many cities like San Jose for over twenty years providing the best of dental emergency treatments to patients who need urgent dental care. We understand the common problems patients face when looking for a dentist, they need a trustworthy, genuine and experienced professional who provides top-notch dental care with utmost care. Finding a dentist with these entire criteria gets tough, especially when time is of essence, like a dental emergency. Our attention to detail & compassionate care earns appreciation by all of the Bay Area patients including the residents of San Jose city. We owe all that to our expertise in handling emergency patient requests that have been acquired by providing an excellent emergency service to our patients.
We have been doing this for long enough to know “nearby location” is essential when choosing a dentist, but we go one step further and focus on keeping our emergency response time to the minimum and reach the patient urgently and on time. Dr. Antonious’s office is within an easily commutable distance from the city of San Jose, and it takes about 20 to 40 minutes to reach the office, depending on the traffic. We regularly see many patients at late hours of the evening from the city of San Jose for urgent dental care.
San Jose patients trust Dr. Antonius’ opinion and judgment, which is backed by 28 years of dental expertise. When you experience a dental emergency, it is critical to see a dentist who can relieve your pain, and that comes with experience in handling emergency treatment procedures like lost filling, loose crown, broken tooth, toothache, mouth bleeding, bitten tongue and lips or avulsed tooth. First, Dr. Antonious provides immediate treatment to ease your pain, and then he makes other recommendations to treat the cause of the pain. If you have a dental emergency, call our emergency contact numbers immediately.
Some ways to know if it is an emergency and you need to see the dentist right away:
- You have severe or pinching toothache
- You are not able to eat or drink without having pain
- You have an abscess, which is an infection near the tip of the root of a tooth or in the gum surrounding a tooth or teeth
- You have experienced major sports injury or accident
- You have a Knocked out tooth
- You have lost a filling or you have a loose crown
Some patients from San Jose are keen on seeing Dr. Antonious for a second opinion, which he is more than happy to provide.
To make an appointment call our office numbers (408) 720-0900, or toll-free number 1-877-9 DENTAL.
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.