Santa Clara Emergency Dentist

Emergency Dentistry Sunnyvale Dr. Nasser AntoniousDr. Antonious has been serving patients from the city of Santa Clara since the year 1995. Every week, we see around five new patients driving from nearby cities just to get a dental emergency consultation with him. The hours of his office are very different from average dental offices. Sunnyvale Dental Care office closes at seven in the evening and is open as early as eight in the morning, depending on the day of the week. Therefore, patients are able to reach our dental practice when their regular dental office might be closed.

In today’s busy, hectic and demanding living condition in Silicon Valley, the residents of the city of Santa Clara find it convenient and time saving that Dr. Antonious can provide dental treatment for most dental emergencies under one roof. Our dental office gives top priority to emergency appointments. We understand that dental emergencies are unexpected and needs immediate attention of a dental expert, especially in case of Dental accidents or sports injuries. We take care of same-day emergency treatment requests as soon as the patient calls in. We ask few questions to understand the situation and act on it as quickly as possible. Your urgent care is our top priority!

The city of Santa Clara is within five miles from our dental office, which can easily be travelled in less than 30 minutes, if using your vehicle. The commute to his dental office is comfortable and in reach of public transports like Cal trains station and local buses. In case of emergency, please call us immediately as our emergency number is available 24/7 including weekends, night and holidays. Dental Emergencies may include an unsightly chipped front tooth, lost filling, loose crown, tooth/gum abscess, toothache or any other kind of mouth pain. We also offer an In-House membership plan for patients without insurance coverage, and it is a discounted fee schedule for all dental services. It saves you money on all procedures and makes it easy to take care of your dental health.

Patients from the city of Santa Clara visit Dr. Antonious’ office on a regular basis. He is seeing some of his patients for over twenty years and has treated few generations of a single family. We are proud to be serving the city of Santa Clara and surrounding areas for all emergency dental treatments. Still, we believe prevention is better than cure.

There are some simple precautions you can take to avoid sudden emergencies:

  • Wear a mouth guard when playing contact sports.
  • Use a sharp object to cut open things, don’t use your teeth.
  • Avoid chewing on hard food items or objects like pen and corn kernels.
  • Visit your dentist for frequent dental check-ups every six month

To make an appointment, call (408)720- 0900 or our toll free number 877- 9DENTAL and we will help you. You can also request an appointment online.

Knowing how to handle a dental emergency can mean the difference between saving or losing a tooth.

Quick Reference For Adults

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.

We are a dental preferred provider, PPO dentist andIn-network dentist with most dental insurance companies including: