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Emergency Dental Care (After-Hours or Urgent Dental Care) – Orange, CA

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About emergency dental care

Injuries happen, which is why Orange, CA dentist Dr. Patrick Yoshikane provides emergency care at his private practice Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S. A few common dental emergencies are broken, chipped teeth, and teeth that have been knocked out. Incidents can result from chewing food that is too hard for your teeth to manage, an accident while playing sports, a bad spill, or a blunt-force trauma. You might or might not feel discomfort, but it is important to get your mouth assessed following an accident to look for any damage. At Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S., we'll always make your dental crisis a priority by offering immediate care, along with ways to protect against future issues.

Best Candidates

With dental emergencies, you don't always know whether you need immediate attention or not. For example, if you simply have a loose tooth or restoration, experience an injury that does not result in bleeding or pain, or chip a tooth, you may feel it is safe to wait until regular business hours to see Dr. Yoshikane. However, anytime you experience trauma to your mouth, including your gums, teeth, and jaw, it is recommended that you contact our office. Dr. Yoshikane, along with his team, will be able to help you determine how soon to come in, ways to control pain, and also how to care for your tooth or dental restoration until you can be seen. Even seemingly minor injuries may lead to larger problems if not handled as soon as possible; therefore, it's ideal to err on the side of caution and contact our office immediately.

What To Expect

Each dental crisis is different so Dr. Yoshikane will thoroughly evaluate your situation prior to making a diagnosis during your consultation. Digital x-rays might be needed to check for hidden conditions. After Dr. Yoshikane understands the degree of your problem, he will speak with you about your options and develop your treatment program. You might require one or several appointments to restore your mouth to health.

Recovery

Dr. Yoshikane will offer you precise recovery directions according to the type and severity of your condition. These directions will help you recover following your procedure(s) at Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S. He may give you a prescription for pain medication or antibiotics, which should be used as directed. Dr. Yoshikane may also tell you if you should make an appointment for a different treatment or a follow-up examination. After your dental crisis is treated, you might speak with Dr. Yoshikane about methods to prevent potential future accidents, including a custom-made mouth guard that should be worn during contact sports. You should continue to follow a good home oral hygiene routine with flossing and brushing to help keep your gums and teeth healthy and strong. During your yearly dental examination at our practice, Dr. Yoshikane will continue to monitor your recovery progress.

anticipated costs

If you have dental insurance, we'll contact your insurer to determine your coverage and benefits after Dr. Yoshikane has established your treatment plan. For those who do not have dental insurance, Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S. accepts many payment methods, and we can help you apply for low-interest dental financing to help make your care easier to afford. Do not delay in handling a dental crisis due to concerns over price since waiting may lead to larger and more serious issues.

Emergency Dental Care

Anytime you have bleeding, pain, or are experiencing trauma to your teeth, gums, or jaw, call Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S. for urgent dental care. Dr. Yoshikane, along with his staff, will help to manage your pain and repair any injuries to your gums, teeth, jawbone, or dental work. Fast treatment is the trick to preserving your oral well-being and preventing potential issues so do not hesitate to get in touch with our office in Orange, CA for help.

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