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Common Dental Emergencies and What to Do Torrance, CA

Common Dental Emergencies and What to Do

Dental Professional Torrance CA

If you’re in pain during a pandemic, knowing what to do for a toothache or broken tooth can help you get relief as fast as possible. At Torrance Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center, we’ve seen our fair share of dental emergencies. That’s why we’ve compiled some of the most common causes of tooth pain and what you should do:

A Toothache
Toothaches can be dull and achy, or sharp and painful. They can be caused by food stuck between teeth, cavities, or even an abscess. Clean around your tooth and examine it for any foreign debris. If you notice an abscess or area that looks broken, let us know.
Broken Tooth or Knocked Out Tooth
Any time a tooth is avulsed (knocked out completely) or chipped off, you want to try to locate the fragment as quickly as possible and keep it moist. Usually, that means storing it so that it’s submerged in saline, contact solution, milk, or even saliva. If you see a dentist within the hour, it’s possible to reattach the tooth.
Crown or Filling Falling Off, Broken Denture
Do not attempt to repair your denture, crown, or tooth on your own. Doing so could actually make the situation worse. If you have a removable appliance like a partial or denture, drop it off at your dentist’s office to have it repaired. As far as crowns or bridges, store them in a zip top bag until you can get in for an appointment.

Call the Dentist

For most dental emergencies, you need to see a dentist within the hour. During a pandemic, most dental offices are closed for traditional services but still open for essential and urgent care treatments. If you need assistance, please contact Torrance Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center immediately.

Posted on behalf of Torrance Oral Surgery Center

23451 Madison St #120
Torrance, CA 90505

Phone: (310) 373-0667


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    This is a very welcoming center. Everyone seemed very competent and helpful. I had an oral biopsy today. No waiting. The staff were ready for me and all was in place. Dr. Yagoubian was warm , cheerful and I felt in extremely capable hands. I am so grateful I was referred to him. Sincerely, Mindy W.

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    A positive experience from start to end. I got a sense that this was going to go well and it did. Two extractions, two implants, bone graft and removal of four part bridge. Leaving part of the bridge on one tooth. If there were 10stars they would be for Torrance oral surgery group and Dr. Alicia Wolf / Blanco Demtal Group for recommending Ben.