Emergency Dental Care

emergency dental care in Orange CA emergency dentistNobody plans for sudden tooth pain. At Michelsen Dental, we make emergency dental care in Orange, CA, our priority. Our job is to make sure you will be seen as soon as possible to take care of any emergency dentistry situations you might have.

Common Emergency Dental Care Questions

When do I need emergency dental care?

Call our office right away if you experience any of the following:

  • A severe crack in a tooth.
  • A tooth that has been knocked out.
  • A broken tooth.
  • Sudden and severe tooth pain that interferes with daily life.
  • An abscess or swollen tooth accompanied by pain.
  • A bite in the tongue or lip that needs more than a home treatment.
  • An object is stuck in the teeth.

If you have any of these problems, call our office right away to see an emergency dentist in Orange, CA. We make room in our schedule to see emergency patients the same day they call. If you have a problem on Friday or Saturday, make sure to call us to see what we can do for you so your weekend isn’t ruined.

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What can I do before visiting the emergency dentist?

Remember these few tricks when dealing with a dental emergency:

  • Handle a tooth only by the crown, and rinse gently in clean water.
  • Place a cleaned, knocked-out tooth back into the socket, if possible.
  • Keep a broken tooth piece or an entire tooth in a glass of cold milk.
  • Use an ice pack on the affected area to reduce swelling and keep blood flow to a minimum.
  • For a large crack, rinse the mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress.

When do I need to go to the emergency room?

Sometimes the emergency room is better equipped to handle certain emergencies. Go to the nearest hospital if you suffer from any of the following injuries:

  • Excessive bleeding from the mouth, or bleeding that won’t stop.
  • A broken jaw needing immediate attention.

How do I know if I am having a dental emergency?

Not every oral health problem is an emergency. If you chip a small piece of tooth, or if your toothache is a dull, non-persistent pain, you can probably schedule an appointment in a few days. However, call us just to be sure, we are prepared for the tooth pain issue you are dealing with.

Call our emergency dentist in Orange, CA, now!

We want you to be pain free as soon as possible. If you have been seeing us for a while or if you are a new patient to our office, call us right away so we can help you take care of your dental emergency!

Very helpful and friendly staff. I love that they make your crown right there and you don't have to have a temporary tooth and wait for the permanent tooth.

Elliot Wagstaff

2018-09-07T12:03:10+00:00

Elliot Wagstaff

Very helpful and friendly staff. I love that they make your crown right there and you don't have to have a temporary tooth and wait for the permanent tooth.
I've been procrastinating on going to the dentist for a few years because I was nervous of what I might need. But after visiting with Dr. Michelsen, I found that I was worried for no reason at all. She and her staff are kind, patient, and gentle! I'm smiling because, not only are my teeth nice and healthy again, I also got my smile brightened. It looks better than I thought possible...and makes me feel happy about myself again.

Jill Parkin

2018-09-07T12:02:02+00:00

Jill Parkin

I've been procrastinating on going to the dentist for a few years because I was nervous of what I might need. But after visiting with Dr. Michelsen, I found that I was worried for no reason at all. She and her staff are kind, patient, and gentle! I'm smiling because, not only are my teeth nice and healthy again, I also got my smile brightened. It looks better than I thought possible...and makes me feel happy about myself again.
Dr. Michelsen and her staff are amazing. We drive from Aliso Viejo because of the service we are provided. Thank you for taking great care of my family. We smile brighter because of you.

Alicia F.

2018-09-07T12:02:29+00:00

Alicia F.

Dr. Michelsen and her staff are amazing. We drive from Aliso Viejo because of the service we are provided. Thank you for taking great care of my family. We smile brighter because of you.
Dr. Michaelsen is amazing! My daughter has Veneers on her front teeth. One cracked this week and she is leaving on a vacation for 2 weeks! Dr. Michaelsen and her staff went above and beyond to get her in and get the tooth fixed. Dr. Michaelsen did such a beautiful job fixing her tooth. You can’t even tell that there was ever a problem. She is such an amazing talented Dentist! And her staff is terrific too!

Amy Willett Leon

2018-09-07T12:04:51+00:00

Amy Willett Leon

Dr. Michaelsen is amazing! My daughter has Veneers on her front teeth. One cracked this week and she is leaving on a vacation for 2 weeks! Dr. Michaelsen and her staff went above and beyond to get her in and get the tooth fixed. Dr. Michaelsen did such a beautiful job fixing her tooth. You can’t even tell that there was ever a problem. She is such an amazing talented Dentist! And her staff is terrific too!
Dr. Michelsen is fantastic! She is not only a great dentist with up to date equipment, but she is very good to her patients! Glad she is here and my dentist!

Susan Olive Nuttall

2018-09-07T12:04:11+00:00

Susan Olive Nuttall

Dr. Michelsen is fantastic! She is not only a great dentist with up to date equipment, but she is very good to her patients! Glad she is here and my dentist!
Dr. Michelsen is a very professional, caring and considerate dentist which puts the dental health of her patients above all else. Her office will not try to upsell you on services that aren’t needed like other dental offices. Her office staff mirrors her professionalism and friendliness.

Marc Ellison

2018-09-07T12:01:40+00:00

Marc Ellison

Dr. Michelsen is a very professional, caring and considerate dentist which puts the dental health of her patients above all else. Her office will not try to upsell you on services that aren’t needed like other dental offices. Her office staff mirrors her professionalism and friendliness.
My husband and I are both patients of Dr. Michelsen. As she has recently taken over this practice, we have only had a few visits with her but right off the bat, she made us feel right at ease and very comfortable with both her skill as a dentist and also her personal attention to her patients. She takes the time to get to know you, which we like. Her office staff is always very warm and inviting and never fail to greet you with a smile. I have already referred a friend and hoping we have the opportunity to refer others!

Robin Rodina

2018-09-07T12:04:32+00:00

Robin Rodina

My husband and I are both patients of Dr. Michelsen. As she has recently taken over this practice, we have only had a few visits with her but right off the bat, she made us feel right at ease and very comfortable with both her skill as a dentist and also her personal attention to her patients. She takes the time to get to know you, which we like. Her office staff is always very warm and inviting and never fail to greet you with a smile. I have already referred a friend and hoping we have the opportunity to refer others!

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