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When Should I See an Emergency Dentist?

How your dentists in Monrovia, California can help you in a dental emergency.

Your tooth hurts, and you think it might be getting worse. The question is, should you seek out an emergency dentist? If you are in pain from a dental issue, and the pain isn’t going away, it’s a dental emergency.

The dentists at Healthy Life Dental in Monrovia, CA are standing by to help you right when you need it. They can take care of your dental emergency.

These are just a few of the dental problems for which you should seek out emergency care:

  • Tooth pain that hasn’t resolved and is getting worse
  • Tooth pain that increases when you eat or drink hot or cold foods or beverages
  • Your tooth has been knocked loose or knocked out completely
  • Your filling or crown has fallen out
  • Your dental bridge or dental implant is loose
  • You should also see your emergency dentist if you have been involved in an accident, or had an injury to your teeth, jaws, or face.

If your tooth pain is continuing or getting worse, you could have tooth decay. A simple filling might be all you need. If the decay has gone deeper into your tooth, you may need a root canal, or you could even lose the tooth, so don’t procrastinate. Visit your dentist.

If you have tooth pain that increases when you eat or drink hot or cold foods or beverages, you may need a root canal. Thermal sensitivity is a classic sign the innermost part of your tooth, an area called the pulp, is inflamed or infected.

If your tooth has been knocked loose, try to gently move the tooth back into proper position, and see your dentist. If the tooth has been knocked out, keep the tooth moist and visit your dentist as soon as possible.

For loose fillings, crowns, or bridges, you may have tooth decay underneath them, so you may need a new filling, crown, or bridge. Your dentist can advise you on whether you need new treatment or just have the crown or bridge re-cemented.


Help is just a phone call away. To find out more about dealing with dental emergencies, and how your dentist can help, call the dentists Dr. Elaine Lu, Dr. Nissim Benbassat, and Dr. Chad D’Abilio of Healthy Life Dental in Monrovia, CA at (626) 256-3368. Call today.

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