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Emergency Dentists in Palo Alto, CA

Same Day Appointments Available for Emergency Dental Services in Palo Alto, CA

Are you suffering from severe tooth pain or swelling, uncontrollable bleeding, swelling around your gums and mouth, or have a broken or chipped tooth? Please call our emergency dentists at Blue Turtle Dental to schedule a priority appointment so our dentists can review your situation and treat the problem to eliminate pain and reschedule you for a follow-up visit, if needed.

Located in Palo Alto, California, Blue Turtle Dental is led by our highly qualified Palo Alto dentists Dr Alex Yen & Dr Munnazah Hussain. We understand that emergency dental situations cannot wait and that’s why our dental team will try to find a time so you can come in quickly for a dental exam. Contact us today to schedule an emergency consultation with our highly qualified emergency dentists.

What is a Dental Emergency?

According to the American Dental Association, a dental emergency can be potentially life threatening and requires immediate treatment to stop bleeding and infection and alleviate pain. Some common dental emergencies include:

  • Severe dental pain
  • Knocked out tooth
  • Chipped, fractured, or broken teeth
  • Infection that may cause painful swelling in and around the mouth and may compromise a ptient’s airway
  • Uncontrollable bleeding
  • Trauma impacting facial bones that may affect a patient’s airway

What can I expect during my emergency visit?

During your emergency visit with our dentists, our trained dentists will first first need to determine the actual problem. This is usually done via a dental exam. The patient may or may not be aware of what’s causing the problem, but you should be as specific as possible about the discomfort and pain you are experiencing. Our dentists will look for signs for concern, such as infection, inflammation, and/or exposed nerves. Sometimes, the problem can be damage due to a wisdom tooth or a crown falling out.

Once our emergency dentists in Palo Alto have identified the problem, our first line of action would be to minimize pain and/or stop the bleeding and discomfort. We administer in-office pain treatment and may also prescribe painkillers and antibiotics for at-home use to clear up the underlying cause of the dental emergency.

Please know that our highly skilled dentists will do everything possible to reduce your pain and discomfort. However, after the pain treatment, we will need to work on treating the underlying problem. This may sometimes require a repeat visit. For instance, if there’s damage done to dental appliances, such as bridges, veneers, and crowns, those would need to be repaired or remade.

Contact Blue Turtle Dental today to schedule a emergency consultation

What measures do you have in place to ensure a comfortable dental experience?

In order to give minimise your discomfort, we use:

Digital x-rays to get a clear, high-resolution picture of dental emergencies that may not be visible to the naked eye, such as issues below the gum line.

State-of-the-art technology such as our computer-controlled anesthesia delivery system to optimize results with less pain and anxiety during treatment

Frequently Asked Questions

While you can visit the emergency room, the ER staff are not trained in dentistry and will likely provide pain relief until you schedule an appointment with a dentist to uncover the underlying cause and provide treatment.  You may also face extended wait times in the ER. At Blue Turtle Dental, our emergency dentists in Palo Alto specialize in treating dental emergencies. We use the latest in treatments and technology to accurately assess the cause or the dental emergency, provide quick pain relief and /or minimize discomfort, and treat the underlying cause. Call us at (650) 503-6777 to speak to our trained emergency dental staff!

If your tooth got knocked out because of trauma, try to locate the tooth, hold it by its crown (and not by its roots), rinse it if it’s dirty without scrubbing it, and place it in milk to avoid drying of the tooth, and bring it us at your emergency appointment. We also recommend that you see a dentists within 30 minutes of losing the tooth. Even if you are unable to locate the tooth, please contact our emergency dentists at Blue Turtle Dental so we may resolve the problem.

The first thing you should do is to swish warm water in your mouth and floss to remove food particles that may be stuck between teeth and causing pain. You may also apply cold compress to the outside of your cheek or take pain medication to numb the pain but do not apply any medication directly to the site. Schedule a priority appointment with our trained emergency dentists in Palo Alto by calling us at (650) 503-6777. 

Clean the area gently with a clean cloth and apply cold compress to keep the swelling down. If there’s bleeding that does not stop, please contact our trained emergency dentists in Palo Alto today by calling us at (650) 503-6777.

Do not try to glue the dental device back in place. Contact our emergency dentists at Blue Turtle Dental to have your filling, crown, or other dental device restored. Call us at (650) 503-6777 today!

An abscess is a very serious condition and you should contact our emergency dentists right away to prevent the infection from spreading to other parts of your body. Call us at (650) 503-6777 and our friendly emergency dental staff will try to get you a priority appointment right away so we treat your condition and provide you with pain relief.

Frequently Asked Questions

While you can visit the emergency room, the ER staff are not trained in dentistry and will likely provide pain relief until you schedule an appointment with a dentist to uncover the underlying cause and provide treatment. At Blue Turtle Dental, our emergency dentists in Palo Alto specialize in treating dental emergencies. We use the latest in treatments and technology to accurately assess the cause or the dental emergency, provide quick pain relief and /or minimize discomfort, and treat the underlying cause. Call us at (650) 503-6777 to speak to our trained emergency dental staff!

If your tooth got knocked out because of trauma, try to locate the tooth, hold it by its crown (and not by its roots), rinse it if it’s dirty without scrubbing it, put it gently back into the tooth socket (not recommended for babies), if possible, or place it in milk to avoid trying of the tooth, and bring it us at your emergency appointment. We also recommend that you see a dentists within 30 minutes of losing the tooth.

The first thing you should do is to swish warm water in your mouth and floss to remove food particles that may be stuck between teeth and causing pain. You may also apply cold compress to the outside of your cheek or take pain medication to numb the pain but do not apply any medication directly to the site. Schedule a priority appointment with our trained emergency dentists in Palo Alto by calling us at (650) 503-6777. 

Clean the area gently with a clean cloth and apply cold compress to keep the swelling down. If there’s bleeding that does not stop, please contact our trained emergency dentists in Palo Alto today by calling us at (650) 503-6777.

Do not try to glue the dental device back in place. Contact our emergency dentists at Blue Turtle Dental to have your filling, crown, or other dental device restored. Call us at (650) 503-6777 today!

An abscess is a very serious condition and you should contact our emergency dentists right away to prevent the infection from spreading to other parts of your body. Call us at (650) 503-6777 and our friendly emergency dental staff will try to get you a priority appointment right away so we treat your condition and provide you with pain relief.

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Wed & Thurs: 7.15 AM – 5PM
Fri: 8 AM – 5PM
Sat: 9 AM – 2 PM

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