You can never predict when a dental emergency will take place. That’s why it is wise to plan for it ahead of time so that in case something happens, you can immediately act! Having a plan will reduce stress and anxiety, helping to increase the chances of saving the tooth significantly. Common dental emergencies include knocked-out teeth, cracked/chipped/fractured teeth, a loose crown, painful tooth decay, gum abscess, and severe tooth or jaw pain. Have a first-aid kit specifically for dental emergencies in an easy-to-reach place. After taking care of the initial danger, seek professional treatment as soon as possible. Before getting to the appointment, it’s recommended to document the symptoms, preserve the lost dental work, address the pain right away, and disclose all medication. If you want to set up a dental appointment with California Dental Care, give us a call at (707) 741-6090 or click here.