lady holding jaw in pain with tooth acheExperiencing a dental emergency can be scary for many reasons. ÉLAN Dentistry wants all of their patients and anyone in the La Habra, California area to know that we are here for any dental emergency that you or your family experiences. In the case of a dental emergency, there is a chance of a lot of blood, pain, and possible tooth loss. We understand that all of this is scary, but we urge you to come and see us immediately or give us a call if a dental emergency arises in the La Habra area.


What Qualifies as a Dental Emergency?

Many things qualify as a dental emergency, some being more severe and time-sensitive than others.


Some severe and time-sensitive emergencies could include:

The tooth being abruptly knocked out. Many kids stay active with sports and many of these sports include a flying sports ball being tossed or thrown around or even hard body to body contact. Even though these sports are fun and exciting, there are some serious risks for teeth to be harmed while playing.

If you or your child has been playing a sport or has fallen and a tooth has been knocked out you must come in and see us immediately! In some cases, the tooth can be placed back and saved. If that isn’t the case it is still important to come in and make sure there are no other problems.

If the tooth has been hit and has been severely chipped or cracked. It is hard to say what can happen to the tooth after it has been cracked or chipped but just as you would go to the doctor for a broken bone, it is important you go to your dentist for a broken tooth.


Some other important emergencies include:

Severe tooth pain. If you are experiencing really bad tooth pain and it hasn’t stopped, it is important to come in and see us. Tooth sensitivity and pain is sign that there is something not right happening in your tooth. Whether it is a cavity or not, it is important to come in and see us see what the problem is.

Bleeding or swelling in the gums is another sign that something isn’t right. Even if this doesn’t seem like a real emergency, it is important to get it checked out to be sure your teeth are healthy and safe.


If you believe that you have a dental emergency in La Habra, CA, please give us a call or please come in and see us. We here at ÉLAN Dentistry believe that it is important to be safe, not sorry. We want to catch any problems early on so that they cause minimal damage to your beautiful smile! If you are in or are even passing through the La Habra, California area, and experience a severe and time-sensitive emergency please come in as quickly as you can! We are here to help you in any way that we can. It is important to have the dentist examine the emergency to prevent any further problems.