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Emergency Dentistry – Beverly Hills, CA

Quickly Relieve Dental Pain & Repair Your Smile

Woman holding face in pain The very nature of an emergency is that it happens unexpectedly. A knocked-out tooth, abscess, or loose crown isn’t something you pencil into your schedule. As your trusted dental care provider, Dr. Julie Valentine provides emergency dental care access 24 hours a day.

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Immediate Help for Dental Emergencies

Any injury to your mouth and teeth can have serious consequences to your overall health, so call our Beverly Hills emergency dentist. If you require Emergency Dental Care – same day or after hours, Dr. Valentine will return your call right away and get you into her office asap.

Accepting New Patients for Dental Emergencies

We accept most PPO insurance plans.

Our Emergency Care Policy

  • Cost – We understand that cost is a factor when addressing a dental emergency. We take all major credit cards & commercial financing for dental services are available if you don’t have PPO dental insurance.
  • Convenience – Dr. Valentine will make every effort to see you immediately. In many cases, she can provide treatment the same day as your initial call.
  • Comfort – Dr. Valentine uses state-of-the-art technology and has more than 25 years of experience with gentle dental techniques. Our goal is to get you out of pain.

Lost a Tooth?

If your tooth is knocked out, clean it off and place it into the empty socket in your mouth. Hold it there with a damp cloth and call our Beverly Hills dental office immediately for assistance. If the tooth will not go into the socket, place it in a glass of milk and bring it with you to our office.

Dental Emergency FAQs

Pained woman wonders if she should see her emergency dentist

Try as we might, not all dental emergencies can be avoided. Since they rarely happen at a convenient time, many people often find themselves very unprepared in the midst of these scary situations. For your convenience, we’ve gathered some of the most common questions your emergency dentist Dr. Valentine gets about dental emergencies below. If you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to give us a call right away!

When Should I Visit an Emergency Dentist for a Toothache?

While any dental pain or discomfort should be seen by your dentist right away, most don’t require immediate care. However, some toothaches are warning signs of a serious oral health issue that needs immediate professional attention. You should call your emergency dentist about your toothache if it’s accompanied by:

  • Severe pain that lasts for more than 1-2 days.
  • Swelling in the gums, jaw, face, or neck.
  • Inflamed, sore, and easily bleeding gums.
  • Darkening or discoloration of the painful tooth.
  • A small, pimple-like bump on the nearby gums.

Should I Be Worried If My Teeth Are Sensitive?

Unfortunately, tooth sensitivity can be caused by several factors. The most common culprits behind sensitive teeth are cavities and damaged enamel. While neither of these issues require immediate care, leaving them untreated can lead to serious dental infections, so don’t delay making an appointment. If your gums recede, your teeth may look longer and will likely begin to feel sensitive. This is a common symptom of the advanced stages of gum disease, which needs to be treated as soon as possible to prevent complications like jawbone damage and tooth loss. Call your dentist right away so they can assess your situation and schedule your next appointment accordingly.

What Should I Do If I’m Afraid of the Dentist and Need Emergency Treatment?

Dr. Valentine knows that dental emergencies can be stressful and overwhelming, especially for patients who feel anxious about routine dental care. Thankfully, she offers sedation dentistry options like nitrous oxide to quickly relieve your dental pain and repair your smile. Nitrous oxide takes effect within moments, so you’ll be able to sit back and relax while Dr. Valentine and our talented team work quickly to restore your oral health.

Should I Go to My Emergency Dentist or the Emergency Room?

For nearly every dental emergency, visiting us instead of your local ER will save you time, money, and discomfort. However, there are certain cases that should be stabilized by your local emergency room first before we fix up your pearly whites. Head to the ER first if:

  • Your jaw has been broken or dislocated.
  • You have a deep cut in your mouth that won’t stop bleeding.
  • There’s swelling in your mouth or face that’s making it difficult to swallow or breathe.

If you’re unsure whether your situation or concerning dental symptom counts as a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to call us. We’ll be able to help you determine the severity of your issue, schedule your appointment, and give you personalized first aid recommendations.