Emergency Dentistry Downtown San Diego

If you have a dental emergency, don’t panic — head to Fifth Avenue Dental Arts, located in Downtown San Diego, California. Ramin Ghassemi, DDS, MS, Nina Mojaver, DMD, and the team at Fifth Avenue Dental Arts offer extended office hours for patients facing dental emergencies such as knocked-out teeth, damaged tooth nerves, abscesses, and more. To address your dental emergency without delay, call the practice now. Alternatively, non-emergency appointments can be requested online.

During the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, dentists nationwide have been
called upon to alleviate the burden that dental emergencies would place on hospital
emergency departments. Which is why we are keeping our office open and offering
same day appointments for patients who are experiencing a dental emergency/urgency.
If you are having a dental emergency and are nervous about treatment, we offer many
sedation dentistry options. We accept most dental plans and participate with CareCredit
to provide payment plan options for patients who are experiencing financial hardship
during this difficult time.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What can emergency dentistry treat?

At Fifth Avenue Dental Arts, the practice primarily treats trauma-related tooth and mouth issues, such as:

  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Partially dislodged teeth
  • Damaged tooth nerves
  • Objects stuck in the mouth
  • Oral bleeding
  • Facial or oral swelling (non-allergy
  • Broken braces wires
  • Lost fillings, crowns and bridges
Emergency Dentistry Downtown San Diego

What are the signs of a dental emergency?

Sometimes, it’s hard to tell if your situation is a dental emergency or just  a dental inconvenience. To help you decide, consider whether any of the following cause you difficulty or severe pain:

  • Eating and drinking
  • Talking
  • Routine daily tasks
  • Sleeping
  • Swelling

If the answer is yes, then you should seek emergency dental care.

What to do in case of a Dental Emergency?

1) Call our dental team at: 619-233-3338
2) You can reduce the pain and prevent additional damage with just a few simple

first aid steps. If you have the following symptoms:
Swelling: Use a cold compress on the affected area.
Pain: Take an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as ibuprofen and apply clove  oil topically for quick relief.
Bleeding:  Apply gentle pressure to the wound using a bit of sterile gauze.
Lost Restorations:  Denture adhesive or temporary cement from the pharmacy can temporarily hold a crown or bridge in place.
Knocked out tooth: Rinse your mouth and the tooth gently and do not damage any tissue that is still attached to the root. Place your tooth back in the socket or in a container of milk and bring it to our office.

Why do my wisdom teeth hurt?

Wisdom teeth (third molars) are the last 4 of your 32 teeth that grow at the back of the mouth. Some encounter impacted wisdom teeth that do not have enough room to grow normally or it cannot erupt properly in the mouth.
It may be necessary to pull your impacted wisdom teeth because it can grow at an angle toward the neighboring teeth, not erupt at all or partially erupt. If impacted wisdom teeth are left untreated it can lead to severe pain, gum disease, Poor position, Crowding, tooth decay, infection or other dental problems.

Signs of impacted wisdom teeth:

  • Pain in Teeth Surrounding the Wisdom Tooth
  • Headaches
  • Pain in the Neck or Back of Mouth
  • Gums Are Bleeding and Swollen
  • Tender Gums
  • If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call us immediately so we can see you
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