Amir H. Jamsheed, DDS -  - Dentist

Encino Dental Studio

Amir H. Jamsheed, DDS

Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Encino, CA

Emergency Dentistry Specialist

For patients throughout the San Fernando Valley area, including Tarzana, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Van Nuys, North Hollywood and surrounding areas, Encino Dental Studio offers worry-free treatment for several dental emergencies. At the practice, our doctors can help patients of all ages get the treatments the need from their welcoming office in Encino, California.

Emergency Dentistry

What is considered a dental emergency?

Anything done to your teeth which require immediate or prompt attention from the dentist, particularly something which cause pain, is considered a dental emergency. Dental emergencies typically include:

  • Toothaches
  • Infections or abscesses
  • Tender or inflamed gums
  • A knocked out or very loose tooth
  • Chipped, broken, or cracked teeth
  • Deep cuts in gums, lips, or other soft tissues
  • Canker sores which don’t heal as quick as they should
  • Broken or lost onlays, veneers, crowns, bridges, dentures, or dental implants

If your tooth is knocked out or broken, you should proceed to the dentist right away. Some

issues can wait a day or two; it is best to at least call the office right away so you can

determine what the dentist wants you to do.

What should I do if my tooth is knocked out?

In some instances, a tooth which has been knocked out can be put back into the socket. This can only work if you get to the dentist as soon as possible. If you knock out a tooth, try to put it back in the socket. It is very important to avoid touching the root. If you can’t put the tooth back, try to put it between your gums and cheek and if all else fails put it in a glass of milk. Teeth which have fallen out because of decay typically can’t be replaced back to the socket; then it can be possible to save it. For lost dental crowns or fillings, use a piece of sugarless gum to fill the space where it came out and come into the office right away.

How can I avoid a dental emergency?

When you are playing sports or involved in an activity where you mouth could receive an impact, it is important to wear a protective mouthguard. You should also not use your teeth to pry off lids or chew on hard candies or ice. These can damage teeth. Brushing and flossing routinely can also assist to keep teeth healthy and healthy teeth aren’t as vulnerable to.

What is considered a dental emergency?

Anything done to your teeth that requires immediate or prompt attention from the dentist, particularly something which cause pain, is considered a dental emergency. Dental emergencies typically include:

  • Toothaches
  • Infections or abscesses
  • Tender or inflamed gums
  • A knocked out or very loose tooth
  • Chipped, broken, or cracked teeth
  • Deep cuts in gums, lips, or other soft tissues
  • Canker sores which don’t heal as quick as they should
  • Broken or lost onlays, veneers, crowns, bridges, dentures, or dental implants

If your tooth is knocked out or broken, you should proceed to the dentist right away. Some issues can wait a day or two, but it is best to call the office at least right away so you can determine what the dentist wants you to do.

What should I do if my tooth is knocked out?

In some instances, a tooth which has been knocked out can be put back into the socket. This can only work if you get to the dentist as soon as possible. If you knock out a tooth, try to put it back in the socket. It is very important to avoid touching the root. If you can’t put the tooth back, try to put it between your gums and cheek and if all else fails put it in a glass of milk. Teeth which have fallen out because of decay typically can’t be replaced back to the socket; then it can be possible to save it. For lost dental crowns or fillings, use a piece of sugarless gum to fill the space where it came out and come into the office right away.

How can I avoid a dental emergency?

When you are playing sports or involved in an activity where you mouth could receive an impact, it is important to wear a protective mouthguard. You should also not use your teeth to pry off lids or chew on hard candies or ice. These can damage teeth. Brushing and flossing routinely can also assist to keep teeth healthy and healthy teeth aren’t as vulnerable to damage.

 

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept most major insurances. Please see the full list of plans. If you do not see yours please call our office to see how we can help.

Aetna
Aflac
Anthem Blue Cross
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Assurant Employee Benefits
Cigna
Delta Dental
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Guardian
GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
Health Net
MetLife
Principal Financial Group
Sun Life Financial
UnitedHealthcare
Location
Encino Dental Studio
16055 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 1126
Encino, CA 91436
Phone: 818-306-5743
Fax: 818-501-0583
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818-306-5743