Reliable Emergency Dental Care in Cupertino, CA

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Dental emergencies happen at random and can affect your ability to carry out your daily routine. At the office of Ryan Senft, DDS, we understand that emergencies are uncontrollable, which is why we offer same day emergency appointments. Our Cupertino, CA office works around busy schedules just like yours, so that you can receive the dental care you need. We also offer easy payment options in order to expedite your emergency dental care.

A dental emergency service can include any of the following:

  • Fractured or broken tooth
  • Permanent tooth knocked out
  • Severe toothache
  • Broken filling
  • Unexplained tooth loss
  • Painful, bleeding, or swollen gums

Do not hesitate to call our Cupertino, CA office if you are experiencing a dental emergency. We are dedicated to providing thorough and immediate care so that you can get back on track.

Most dental emergencies can’t wait – get a same day appointment and get out of pain!

The best thing you can do if you’re experiencing a dental emergency is call our office. We can provide you with assistance over the phone and schedule an appointment. If you’re experiencing uncontrolled bleeding or have suffered severe facial trauma, go to the emergency room for treatment. Once your situation has stabilized, you can get the dental care you need.

We evaluate situations on a case-by-case basis, so give us a call and we can discuss whether same-day treatment is needed. Dental emergencies are usually one or more of the following situations: prolonged bleeding, extreme pain, or a tooth that needs immediate treatment in order to be saved.

It’s important to act quickly when you knock out a tooth. Call our office right away so we can begin to prepare for your visit. Hold your tooth by the crown—don’t touch the root!—and rinse it gently with milk or water. Push it back into your socket if you can, then bite down on gauze to hold it in place. Otherwise, put the tooth in a small cup of milk or saliva and bring it with you to our office and we will put it back into the socket for you. 

If you’re experiencing unbearable tooth pain, it’s a sign that there’s something serious wrong with your tooth. The only way to resolve this is to see a dentist for treatment. In the meantime, you can use over-the-counter pain medication, numbing gel, or cold compresses for relief.

Two of the visible signs of tooth infection include a small, pimple-like bump on the gums and swelling. These symptoms are minor compared to the others that people experience: severe pain, discharge, and foul odor or taste. If you’re experiencing any combination of these symptoms, call our office for an appointment.

Call our office and we can advise you on what steps to take next. If your tooth is painful or feels jagged, we may need to see you for a same-day appointment. Otherwise, you can use dental wax to protect your remaining tooth structure until your crown is replaced.