Emergency Dentistry

Del Mar Dentistry Center

Rokhsar Eizadi, DDS

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Del Mar, CA

When serious trauma or injury occurs that results in damaged teeth, Dr. Rokhsar Eizadi of the Del Mar Dentistry Center in Del Mar, California, provides the best possible 24-hour emergency care that can mean the difference between keeping or losing your tooth. Dr. Eizadi knows that life can take unpredictable turns and leave you or a loved one with dental complications. Dr. Eizadi and the Del Mar Dentistry team offer same-day appointments and are here to help in a dental emergency.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

Why would I need emergency dental care?

Accidents are one of the most common reasons for emergency dental care. In many cases, the sooner emergency care is received, the better the chances that Dr. Eizadi can save your natural tooth. The most common reasons for emergency dental care visits are moderate to severe toothaches and knocked-out, chipped, or cracked teeth caused by injuries.

You should wear a mouthguard during sports and when you’re engaging in higher impact physical activities to avoid a dental emergency. You should also avoid chewing on very hard candy or ice that could potentially damage your teeth.

What causes severe toothaches?

Severe toothaches are a common reason for dental visits and typically the result of tooth decay. Tooth decay usually starts without any symptoms and can go unnoticed for months.

Bacterial plaque accumulates on your teeth and produces an acid when reacting with sugar molecules in the food you consume. The acid dissolves and gradually softens your enamel — the harder outer layer that covers the front surface of your teeth.

Untreated tooth decay can progress and dissolve through to the deeper layers of your teeth. Most men and women experience pain, discomfort, and increased tooth sensitivity when tooth decay reaches the dentin — the layer of your tooth below the enamel.

Your dentin layer has nerve endings that become particularly sensitive when exposed to hot and sticky foods. Infections can develop when bacteria and decay reach the center pulp portion of your tooth that’s comprised of nerves and blood vessels.

Tooth decay is a dental emergency because it can spread to other areas of your body and become serious when untreated. Look out for symptoms, such as fever, red gums, a discharge from the tooth, and difficulty swallowing or breathing to identify when you or a loved one has an infection.

What do I do if I have a broken or chipped tooth?

When your tooth breaks or chips, even if you don’t feel pain, seek dental care as soon as possible to protect and preserve the internal and delicate areas of the inner tooth that might now be exposed to the external elements and bacteria present in your mouth.

When bacteria are present, tooth decay can spread and develop quickly. Dr. Eizadi and the skilled dental staff offer same-day service and effective dental care when you need it most.

Call the Del Mar Dentistry Center as soon as you determine you have a dental emergency during regular business hours. Over the weekend or during after hours and holidays, call the Del Mar Dentistry Office for Dr. Eizadi’s emergency contact number.