Emergency Dentistry

Kaivan Kiai, DDS -  - General Dentist

Westwood Dental Esthetics

Kaivan Kiai, DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in West Los Angeles, CA

If you’ve damaged your mouth in an accident or have experienced a sudden dental complication, you might need emergency dentistry to restore your oral health. Kaivan Kiai, DDS, is a highly-skilled dentist providing exceptional emergency care and same-day appointments at Westwood Dental Esthetics, conveniently located in the Westwood area of Los Angeles, California. Learn more about the emergency dentistry services at Westwood Dental Esthetics today by calling the office or booking a visit online.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is immediate care for urgent dental concerns. To accommodate people with pressing needs, Westwood Dental Esthetics offers same-day appointments. 

Dr. Kiai is adept in treating a wide range of dental conditions and is able to work calmly and confidently in high-stress situations. When it comes to dental emergencies, you can rest assured that Dr. Kiai can do what it takes to keep your mouth healthy.

Do I need emergency dental care?

Dental emergencies happen for a variety of reasons. Some people need urgent care because they’ve injured their mouths in a traumatic accident like a car collision or sports injury. Other people may need immediate treatment because of a worsening acute or chronic condition.

Some other reasons for emergency dental care include:

  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Loose tooth
  • Broken, cracked, or chipped tooth
  • Dislodged filling, crown, or bridge
  • Cut or tear on your lips, cheeks, tongue, or gums
  • Abscess
  • Severe or sudden toothache

If you’re experiencing any of these conditions, get yourself to the office at Westwood Dental Esthetics as soon as possible. 

If your situation is not listed above and you’re unsure as to whether you need emergency care, don’t hesitate to call the office. One of the friendly team members will gladly consult with you over the phone to determine your dental needs.  

What should I do if I knock out my tooth?

If you knock out your tooth, you need to see Dr. Kiai immediately. Getting proper care within 30 minutes of your injury can make the difference in saving your tooth.

Before you come to the office, try to locate your knocked-out tooth. If you find it, rinse it under lukewarm water, but be careful to avoid touching the tooth by its roots –– only touch the crown when you’re handling your tooth.

You should transport the tooth in a glass of milk or saliva, since that can help prevent the roots from drying out. When you arrive at the office, Dr. Kiai will try to reinsert the tooth back into its socket. If he’s unable to do so, he can discuss tooth-replacement solutions, like dental implants. 

To learn more about how emergency dentistry can benefit your oral health, call Westwood Dental Esthetics today or book an appointment online.