Walnut Creek, CA
Dental emergencies happen, and when they do, we are uniquely equipped to handle almost any dental emergency out there! Our team at the Dental Implant Center at Walnut Creek never wants to see our patients in discomfort or pain. We will do our best to see you quickly with priority. Dr. Keith and Dr. Gibbs care about you, the patient, and your dental health, especially when things have gone wrong.
Common Dental Emergencies
There are some things that you, as the patient, can do after the emergency and before your appointment with Dr. Keith or Dr. Gibbs, including:
|Broken Dental Appliance: When a dental appliance, such as a bridge, partial or full denture, breaks, we will want to see you immediately. We will want you to bring the broken appliance with you to your appointment. Be sure to bring every piece, even if it is small or seems insignificant. We can make repairs, place a temporary, or customize a new appliance as needed.
|Unusual Implant Pain: If you are experiencing unusual pain at your implant site, we will want to see you immediately. Whether a dull ache, or sharp pain, we will want to see what is going on. Call us immediately for an evaluation. Before your appointment, we recommend placing an ice pack to reduce possible inflammation and pain. Over the counter pain relief medication can be taken as prescribed on the bottle before you are seen.
|Sore Spots from Appliance: A common complaint from patients who wear dental appliances such as partial dentures or full dentures is having sore spots where the appliance rubs. We can help. Sometimes adjustments need to be made to help with a more comfortable fit. We can also offer tips such as applying small amounts of wax to lessen discomfort while adjusting to your new appliance.
|Unusual Bleeding: Unusual bleeding is always considered an emergency. We want to hear from you immediately if you are experiencing bleeding that is heavy or does not seem to be stopping. Be sure to write down every medication you are taking before your appointment and inform us of any medical problems you may be experiencing such as diabetes and heart issues. We will also want to know if you smoke tobacco, which can slow your healing process.
We offer the latest in technology to see to your dental needs. From our fully equipped dental lab, to our in-house Cone Beam CT machine, we are ready to take care of your immediate, emergency needs.
Contact our office in Walnut Creek, CA. Our dentists, Dr. Keith and Dr. Gibbs are here to answer your questions about dental emergencies, how to handle them, and what to do next.
Dr. Keith or Dr. Gibbs can be reached at (925) 266-3550. Please listen to our message if after hours for our after hours instructions.
NOTE: These instructions do not represent the medical advice of our dental office, always refer to your personalized pre or post-op instructions given to you by our office or call us at (925) 266-3550 for dental advice.