Dental emergencies can happen any day, anywhere. Whether your child broke his tooth playing sports or you’re experiencing an unbearable toothache, it’s best to be prepared. We recommend assembling your own emergency kit. It should contain basic first aid materials, such as a gauze, tweezers, pain relievers, ice packs, hand sanitizer, a container to hold a dislodged tooth, and a water bottle. If you experience a dental emergency, tips you should follow to improve the chances of a better outcome include: addressing the pain, preserving the pieces (tooth fragments), and getting professional treatment as soon as possible. Before an emergency happens, take the time to investigate the after-hours and emergency offerings of your dental office! If you want to set up a dental appointment with California Dental Care, give us a call at (707) 741-6090 or click here.