Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Dental Care of Beverly Hills

Ken Lalezarian, DMD

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Beverly Hills, CA

Taking the right action in the case of a dental emergency could save your tooth or more than one of them. At Dental Care of Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills, California, Ken Lalezarian, DMD, acts quickly to diagnose you and treat your oral injuries. If you have an accident that impacts your teeth, don’t hesitate to call Dr. Lalezarian for emergency advice or come to the office as soon as possible for emergency dentistry service.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is the category of dentistry that requires fast intervention after a traumatic injury to your mouth. If you can’t get to your dentist’s office after an emergency, you still need to get to an emergency room as soon as you can and take care of your mouth in the meantime. 

In the event of a dental emergency, Dr. Lalezarian examines your injury to decide which steps to take next. Some injuries are too severe for dental repair alone, so you may be referred to an oral surgeon or be sent to a hospital. 


What counts as a dental emergency?

Dental emergencies involve injuries to your teeth that need immediate attention. They’re almost always accidental and include:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Severely cracked teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Abscesses
  • Unexplained extreme tooth pain

These injuries can result from sports injuries, falls, car accidents, and even biting down too hard on solid foods. Any time you feel severe pain in your tooth after an accident, or if you feel a tooth break, you should seek dental emergency care.


How should I care for an injured tooth before getting emergency dental treatment?

Sometimes an immediate visit to your dentist isn’t possible. Other times, you can get treatment quickly but you’re far away from the office. If you’ve injured a tooth, you need to take care of it yourself until you can see a professional. You must:

  • Keep a knocked-out tooth moist: If you lose a tooth, either hold it in your mouth or in a glass of milk until you get to the office for care.
  • Clean up any blood: If your injury caused you to bleed in your mouth, you need to rinse out as much blood as you can with warm water and keep it clean.
  • Use a cold compress: A cold compress on your face brings down the swelling.
  • Gently floss between your teeth: Using dental floss helps you gently remove anything stuck between your teeth without hurting yourself more.

Dr. Lalezarian keeps time available for emergencies. You need to get there as soon as possible for tooth injuries to get back to full oral functioning immediately. 

In the event of a dental emergency, don’t panic! Call Dental Care of Beverly Hills or visit the office for fast-acting treatment and repair.