Stress-Free Emergency Dentist in Palmdale, CA
When a dental emergency occurs, it can be difficult to determine if you need to go to the emergency room, see an emergency dentist, or if the problem can be taken care of at home. If your issue is tooth, gum, or jaw-related, we recommend giving our office a quick call to see if our team can help. Dr. Giovannini and the rest of our team provide efficient and effective emergency dental care in Palmdale that can have you smiling again in no time!
What qualifies as a dental emergency?
If you are unsure if you need to seek urgent dental care, we recommend speaking with our experienced team so we can assess the situation over the phone and advise from there. The following situations are almost always considered dental emergencies that require immediate assistance:
- Cracked or Broken Tooth
- Knocked-Out Tooth
- Unrelenting Tooth or Mouth Pain
- Excessive Bleeding or Swelling
- Foreign Object Stuck Between Teeth
- Dental Abscess
What can I do before my emergency dental appointment to relieve the pain?
If you or a family member needs to come in for an emergency dental appointment and you want to relieve some of the pain before heading to our office, there are a few things you can try. An ice pack can help with numbing pain and reducing swelling, and gently holding a piece of gauze or clean cloth over an injury can slow or stop bleeding. For over-the-counter pain relievers, Ibuprofen reduces inflammation and swelling, while Tylenol tends to be better if you are bleeding, as it is not a blood thinner.
Is emergency dentistry covered by insurance?
Emergency dental care is covered by some dental insurance plans, but in other cases, it depends more on what the situation is. We recommend checking your specific coverage before an emergency arises in your household so you can know what to expect. Our office also accepts most major debit and credit cards and offers a 5% discount when treatments are paid in full. To learn more about our financing options, please get in touch with our front office or visit our financial page.