Emergency Dentistry Specialist

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Emergency Dentistry services offered in Rancho Shopping Center, Los Altos, CA

A dental emergency can arise any time of day or night, and knowing where to turn can make the experience less stressful. At Los Altos Family Smiles in Los Altos, California, Sheena Vaswani, DDS, and the team are here to help when dental emergencies take place. Call to see if a walk-in visit is available, and remember that online scheduling is an option for less urgent booking needs.

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry focuses on addressing acute dental needs. It’s the place you turn when something goes wrong with your teeth or other oral tissues. If you encounter a dental need that cannot wait to be seen during a normally scheduled visit, emergency dentistry is probably the right approach. 

Some dental emergencies are the result of traumatic or sports injuries. Others develop as the result of untreated dental decay or gum disease. No matter what brought on your current set of needs, the team at Los Altos Family Smiles is here to help.

If you’re unsure about your next steps, call the office to explain your circumstances and receive guidance. It can be difficult to remain calm in the aftermath of a dental emergency. Rest assured, you’ll be in the best of hands when relying on Los Altos Family Smiles. 

What kinds of issues does emergency dentistry address?

Los Altos Family Smiles offers a wide range of emergency dental treatments. Some of the common issues that bring people in for emergency care include: 

  • Cracked or fractured teeth
  • Severe dental pain
  • Object lodged in teeth or gums
  • Knocked-out (avulsed) tooth
  • Signs of infection
  • Lacerations to your tongue or other soft tissues
  • Abscess

These are just some of the issues your emergency dental team can address. If you or a loved one encounter a dental emergency, feel free to call the office to determine what to do next. 

Can dental emergencies be prevented?

Many dental emergencies can be prevented. One of the most important things you can do to reduce your risk of a dental emergency is to schedule routine dental exams. These visits allow your dentist to check for signs of decay or disease in the early stages. 

If you enjoy sports or fitness activities that pose a danger to your smile, wearing the proper protective gear can go a long way toward reducing your risk of dental damage. Mouthguards and helmets can protect your smile.

Not all dental emergencies can be prevented, no matter how careful you are. If you find yourself in need of urgent dental care, reach out to Los Altos Family Smiles as soon as possible. You can explain your circumstances and receive guidance on how to best meet your needs. 

Same-day visits are available, and online scheduling is always an option for less time-sensitive booking needs.