Reliable Burlingame Emergency Dental Care

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Dental emergencies can occur at any time of day or night. When faced with an emergency, you want to be confident you will get the care you need as quickly as possible. At Burlingame Dentist, we provide the reliable and effective emergency dental care you need to get back to good oral health. Emergency dental treatment can help to eliminate pain and prevent further damage that would otherwise result in expensive restorations or treatment.

Whether you are a patient of record or a new patient, our team will make every effort to book your appointment on the same day whenever possible so we can get you relief quickly. With our committed dentist, you can rest assured you will get the care you expect and deserve. We will treat you with respect and dignity and do everything we can to get you back to your everyday lifestyle as quickly as possible. Contact our practice today for the Burlingame emergency dental care you need to restore your dental well-being!


What Is a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency refers to a dental problem that needs urgent medical attention. In a dental emergency, you may face significant damage and could lose your tooth or teeth without timely intervention. Signs of a dental emergency include:

  • Infection
  • Swelling
  • Severe pain
  • Bleeding that does not stop
  • Trauma to the mouth
  • Fractured or dislodged teeth
  • Gum lacerations

Responsive Burlingame Urgent Dental Care

Our team offers emergency dental care in Burlingame to relieve pain and discomfort and help you get back to your everyday routine. We understand that emergencies can happen to anyone, regardless of the time or how well you care for your oral health. For emergencies during business hours, our dental team will work to book an appointment the same day you call. We may even extend our office hours to try to see you that same day if possible.

If your emergency occurs after normal hours, you can call our office and leave a voicemail on the answering machine. Our Burlingame emergency dentist will call you back promptly and discuss the situation to determine if you are facing a true emergency. We can help you through your situation, advise you on managing pain, and schedule an appointment, usually the next day. To address your dental emergency quickly, we provide after-hours treatment for true emergencies for patients of record.

Our Burlingame Emergency Dental Care Services

At Burlingame Dentist, we provide a range of dental procedures and treatments for patients faced with dental emergencies. We understand phobias and anxieties can prevent you from seeking treatment, especially when faced with an emergency. Our emergency dentist will do everything possible to help you feel comfortable and soothe your pain. We also provide sedation services to kids and adults whenever necessary.

Emergency Restorations: If your tooth has been fractured or broken but can still be saved, we'll provide emergency treatment to address the situation and create a restoration that will protect and rebuild your tooth. Our team can design your custom restoration and place a temporary restoration in the meantime.

Knocked-Out Teeth: When a tooth is knocked out, a quick response is vital. We urge you to call us as soon as possible so our dentist can attempt to save your tooth. We'll provide you with instructions on how to handle your tooth until you reach our office to maximize the chances your tooth can be saved.

Root Canal Therapy: In some cases, an infection may cause severe dental pain in the affected tooth. When our Burlingame emergency dentist determines you have a tooth infection, we recommend root canal therapy to save your tooth. We can refer you to a specialist in the same building as our practice or locally and will do everything possible to connect you with them quickly. You can trust that we will refer you to a reliable dental expert that will help save your tooth or perform a skilled extraction if the tooth cannot be saved.

Emergency Dentistry FAQs

When you're experiencing the distress of a dental emergency, you're bound to have questions. Our team strives to answer them promptly so you never feel in the dark about your care. Some of the questions we commonly receive from patients include:

Is a dental emergency the same as a medical emergency?

No, a dental emergency is not the same as a medical emergency. A dental emergency relates to urgent issues with teeth, gums, or other oral structures, requiring immediate attention from a dental professional. On the other hand, a medical emergency can involve life-threatening conditions or severe injuries that require immediate care from medical healthcare providers, often in a hospital setting.

While you can't prevent all dental emergencies, maintaining good oral hygiene is a great way to minimize the risk. Brush your teeth twice daily, floss once every day, and visit your dentist for routine checkups and cleanings. Avoiding hard and sticky foods can also prevent damage to your teeth. Wearing a mouth guard is strongly recommended for sports or physically demanding activities to protect against trauma.

Follow-up care depends on the specific situation and treatment provided. We give you personalized instructions for home care, write prescriptions for medication, and schedule follow-up appointments to monitor healing when necessary. Ongoing treatments may include further restorative procedures or rehabilitation to help you fully regain the function and appearance of your affected teeth.

Trusted Burlingame Emergency Dentistry

If you need dental emergency services, you can trust our team at Burlingame Dentist to help you. We are committed to offering reliable dental care and compassionate support so you or your loved one can regain normal dental function and a healthy smile. Our team will do everything possible to ensure you get an appointment the same day you call us. Contact our practice 24 hours a day to get the Burlingame emergency dental care you need and get the relief you want for your dental emergency!


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We encourage you to contact us with any questions or comments you may have. Please call our office or use the quick contact form below.

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