Emergency Dental Care in Long Beach
We treat all dental emergencies as soon as possible
When you have a dental emergency, we will do everything we can to get you treated as quickly as possible. We flag all emergency appointments as high-priority and make sure you are seen at the first available opportunity so we can get you out of pain and on the road to recovery fast.
Our emergency procedure is:
- Dr. Pakiz will immediately give you anesthesia to alleviate the pain
- He will then examine the problem area in order to diagnose the issue
- X-rays are then taken to locate the exact source of the problem as well as identify any other threats to your dental health
- Dr. Pakiz will then begin treatment during the same visit if possible to fix the problem
If you have a dental emergency, call us at 562‑449‑4001 to set an appointment. Please inform the receptionist that this is an emergency so she can make sure you see Dr. Pakiz as soon as possible.
Dental Emergency Tips
If you are in pain or have had an accident, here are some helpful tips you can apply in the interim until you can get proper dental treatment:
A broken tooth: If you break a tooth, save as many pieces of it as you can and rinse your mouth with warm water to remove any remaining fragments. Apply a cold compress to the area to reduce the swelling. Bring the tooth fragments with you to your next dental appointment.
A knocked-out tooth:
- Place the tooth back in the cavity from where it fell out, and bite down gently on a piece of gauze or a wet tea bag to hold it in place. Be very careful not to swallow the tooth.
- If you are unable to do the above, place the tooth in a small container and cover it with a small amount of whole milk or saliva in order to preserve it. The tooth can also be placed under the tongue or between the lower lip and lower gum and kept there until you can be seen by the dentist.
- Call us right away; the sooner you are seen the better the chances are that Dr. Pakiz can save your tooth
A lost filling: Use a piece of sugarless gum or over-the-counter dental cement to temporarily seal the exposed cavity until you can be seen by a dentist. Dental cement can be purchased at Walgreens or CVS, and you can also find sugarless gum at these stores and most supermarkets.
Dental abscess: Contact our office immediately if you have an abscess – if left untreated, abscesses can lead to serious periodontal infection. In the meantime, rinse your mouth with a mild saline solution of ½ teaspoon of salt in eight ounces of water several times a day.
Toothache: Rinse your mouth using warm water, and floss your teeth to remove any food particles. If there is any swelling, you can apply a cold compress to the area to help reduce it.
Loose crown: If your crown starts to feel loose or becomes completely unattached, prepare the inside of the crown with dental cement, adhesive or toothpaste and attempt to put it back on. If this does not work, bring the crown with you to our office so one of our dental professionals can take care of it for you.
For more tips on handling emergency dental situations, visit the American Dental Association’s page on dental emergencies.
We are located at 1777 Bellflower Blvd. Suite 213, Long Beach, CA 90815, and our office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00am – 5:00pm.
To make an appointment, call 562‑449‑4001 or click here to request an appointment online.