Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Novato Family Dental Care

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Novato, CA

If you lose a tooth or develop a severe toothache, emergency dentistry can limit the pain, reduce the risk of infection, and restore your smile to its healthy, near-original condition. At Novato Family Dental Care, Clayton Perry, DDS, Vincent Freemantle, DDS, and the team offer emergency dentistry to people of all ages. To make an appointment, call the office in Novato, California, or use the online booking feature today.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry treats oral health issues that require immediate care. If you knock out a permanent tooth or bite down on something hard and crack or chip a tooth, it’s important to visit Novato Family Dental Care right away. 

Making it to the office within 30 minutes of the first symptoms could mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth or needing complex oral surgery.

What types of issues does emergency dentistry treat?

At Novato Family Dental Care, the team uses emergency dentistry to treat various issues, including:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Cuts that won’t stop bleeding
  • Items lodged between teeth
  • Damaged dental restorations
  • Broken orthodontic appliances
  • Severe toothaches


You might also benefit from emergency dentistry if you have a sore on your gums or tongue and it doesn’t respond to at-home treatments like ice or over-the-counter pain medication.

What services does emergency dentistry provide?

At Novato Family Dental Care, the team offers various emergency dentistry services, including:

Same-day appointments

The team at Novato Family Dental Care understands that emergencies happen when you least expect them. That’s why they always make time for same-day appointments.

If you or a loved one cracks, chips, or loses a tooth, contact the office right away. They can get you in for an appointment and make recommendations to relieve uncomfortable symptoms in the meantime. 

Same-day dental crowns

If your dentist determines you have a cavity or a severely damaged tooth, they might recommend a crown to prevent further damage. Traditionally, getting a dental crown took at least two appointments, but Novato Family Dental Care has a CEREC milling machine on-site. That means you can receive a brand new, custom crown in a single appointment.

Extractions

If you have a severe toothache or a wisdom tooth that’s impacted and unable to break through your gum line, the team might recommend extractions. During an extraction, your dentist uses special tools to remove a tooth. The process is quick and pain-free.

How can I protect my mouth from a dental emergency?

There’s no way to prevent dental emergencies entirely, but you can significantly lower your risk by practicing optimal oral hygiene. The team at Novato Family Dental Care recommends:

  • Brushing your teeth twice daily
  • Flossing your teeth once a day
  • Visiting the dentist every six months for professional teeth cleaning
  • Not biting your fingernails
  • Not opening objects with your teeth


If you mountain bike, skateboard, or play contact sports, it’s also a good idea to wear a mouthguard. That way, you can reduce the risk of chipped, cracked, or knocked-out teeth.

To receive emergency dentistry, make an appointment at Novato Family Dental Care by calling the office or using the online booking feature today.