How to handle an emergency dental situation

dental emergencies treatment in Chula Vista

You never know when a medical issue will arise, which is why emergency care is available for many situations. This includes dentistry, where a knocked-out tooth or debilitating toothache requires the care of a professional as soon as possible. Drs. Michael Foust and Dr. Joshua Parfitt DMD of Eastlake Family Dentistry in Chula Vista, CA, can assist individuals with immediate attention when a dental emergency occurs. Our team knows how to handle dental emergencies and provide the care patients need to bring their smiles back to health!

Common dental emergencies


Our emergency dentist at Eastlake Family Dentistry has seen many situations arise that require immediate care and attention from a dental professional. Below are just a few of the common dental emergencies seen at the practice of Drs. Michael Foust and Dr. Joshua Parfitt DMD:

  • Broken or cracked tooth
  • Knocked out tooth
  • Abscessed tooth
  • Severe toothache
  • Dental implant emergency
  • Swelling in the mouth or face
  • Significant bleeding from the gums due to soft tissue injury
  • Trauma or injury to the jaw
  • Objects stuck between teeth that cannot dislodge
  • Broken dental appliances, including dentures
  • Allergic reaction to dental materials after oral surgeries

What do I do during an emergency dental situation?


In most cases, when an emergency happens, it is best to call the dentist as soon as possible. Our practice can help get you into the office as fast as we can to assist in restoring the smile when injury or trauma has occurred. During the initial phone call with our front office team, we can advise you on your next steps to handle your situation and schedule you for a visit to have the issue addressed with a professional team of providers.


What is done in a dental emergency?


Our team at Eastlake Family Dentistry understands how to handle a dental emergency for a new or returning patient. If you are experiencing an emergency and need immediate care from a professional, connect with our team today by calling (619) 421-2828. The office is located in the Village Walk Medical Center in Chula Vista, CA, at 890 Eastlake Parkway, Suite #201. Whether you have visited us before or are a new patient, we welcome you to our office for emergency dental care when you need it most!