Get Immediate Help
Dental emergencies don’t happen on a set schedule, and they can be extremely painful and inconvenient. That’s why at NexGen Dentistry, we provide 24/7 on-call dentistry to our patients in National City. You can always get the help you need, so contact us at 619-552-3200 to schedule your appointment right away.
24/7 Same-Day, After-Hours, & Weekend Dentistry
We’re Always Here For You
We offer 24/7 on-call dentistry. That means we offer same-day appointments both after-hours and on weekends, so you can always get the emergency dental treatment you need.
Immediate care is essential for eliminating your pain and discomfort, preventing further complications, and allowing you to get back to your day-to-day life quickly. To schedule your appointment in National City, just give us a call at 619-552-3200.
Understanding the Basics
What Is a Dental Emergency?
As a rule of thumb, any oral health condition that is causing bleeding or serious pain and discomfort is a dental emergency. If you have a serious problem with your teeth and gums, and you don’t know what to do, you should call an emergency dentist like Dr. Yavari to get help right away.
Get Emergency Care You Can Count On
What to Do in a Dental Emergency
First, call our office immediately to get a same-day appointment at NexGen Dentistry. Then, you can take a few steps to treat your pain, discomfort, and bleeding. You can absorb blood, if present, with clean gauze or cotton balls.
Over-the-counter medication like acetaminophen and ibuprofen can help with pain and discomfort, and applying an ice pack to the outside of your mouth will also help numb the area and decrease swelling.
These are all temporary measures, however. The most important thing to do is to come to NexGen Dentistry for your appointment as soon as possible, and get professional dental care.
Recognizing Emergency Oral Issues
Common Dental Emergencies
Infected teeth are one of the most common dental emergencies. If you have a serious, prolonged toothache, you should get help from Dr. Yavari right away. Bleeding gums are also very common, and they can be caused by oral cuts and lacerations, or by gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease.
Injuries caused by dental trauma such as knocked-out, loose, and damaged teeth are also common. You may also need emergency dental treatment if you have a loose or missing piece of dental work like a filling or crown.
Treating Impacted Teeth
A hard hit in a contact sport can cause your tooth to come loose or even knock out your tooth, or can crack and break your tooth. A sports injury can also result in serious oral cuts and lacerations.
All of these issues are serious dental emergencies, so come and see Dr. Yavari for emergency treatment right away. And to protect yourself in the future, Dr. Yavari can build a custom-fitted sports mouthguard that will keep your teeth and gums safe, and reduce the risk of future sports injuries.