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.
"Dr. Yoshikane and his staff are awesome. They have been my wife and her families dentist forever and have been my dentist for the last two years. They helped me out recently at the last minute with my wisdom teeth. I had been putting it off for 20 plus years because they never hurt and out of the blue the one on my upper left jaw became inflamed and began causing me pretty bad pain. I gave them a call and they got me in to check it out and after seeing the inflammation the set me up to get them out. Dr. Yoshikane asked me if I wanted sedation or local and I said local. I am not a big fan of sedation and dental work doesn't weird me out. The procedure went great and Dr. Yoshikane and his assistant checked on my pain level throughout the whole procedure to make sure I was not in pain. It was a great experience and I would recommend him to anyone local looking for a great dental office who does everything they can to help their patients as quickly as they can."- G.S. / Yelp / Nov 09, 2018
"Dr. Yoshikane and his team are friendly, informative and ease the anxiety that dental visits bring. Over the years I've heard many horror stories about wisdom teeth removal so when my turn came to finally part with mine, I was very apprehensive. Dr. Y took the time to thoroughly explain all the pros and cons, laid out a detailed plan then he and his team made sure my comfort and care during the procedure were top notch. Visits to the dentist no longer trigger anxiety attacks thanks to Dr Yoshikane's office."- L.M. / Yelp / Jul 24, 2019
"Dr. Patrick and his team far exceed all expectations! They take excellent care of their clients! They are great at communicating your appointments, costs and tips on keeping your teeth healthy! When you walk into the office you won't feel like you're in a dentist office because EVERYONE is so friendly and personable! Every employee goes out of their way to introduce themselves to you. Just like most people, I used to hate going to the dentist but now I look forward to my appointments every time! I can't wait to see everyone in the office! Dr. Patrick and his staff really are the best of the best!"- H.F. / Yelp / Apr 12, 2019
"Best pain free dentist I have ever met"- E.C. / Facebook / Jun 28, 2019
"Dr. Yoshikane and his team are an incredible group of people. I came in for a gum contouring experience and was blown away by how nice and welcoming everyone is, and I am even more amazed by how good my smile looks now. Dr. Yoshikane will take good care of you and you can always be sure you're in good hands no matter what."- M.N. / Yelp / Apr 30, 2019
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.
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.
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.