Newport Center Smile Design
K. Douglas Barker, D.M.D.
Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Newport Beach, CA
Dental emergencies happen when you least expect it, which is why you should always have a good emergency dentist on hand. K. Douglas Barker, DMD, provides excellent emergency dentistry services at Newport Center Smile Design, with a state-of-the-art office conveniently located in Newport Beach, California. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, get to the office as soon as possible. Call the office and speak with a friendly team member or use the online tool to book an appointment.
What is emergency dentistry?
Emergency dentistry is dental care for urgent needs. Whether you’ve been in a car collision, suffered a sports injury, or simply bit down on a hard piece of food, a good emergency dentist can act quickly to restore your smile.
Dr. Barker is a skilled emergency dentist and an expert in administering a wide range of dental treatments. The Newport Center Smile Design team does everything it can to accommodate your emergency needs and keep your smile beautiful and healthy.
What are some examples of dental emergencies?
Some dental conditions that might require urgent care include:
- Knocked-out tooth
- Broken or cracked tooth
- Broken jaw
- Foreign object stuck between teeth
- Severe toothache
- Bleeding in your lips, cheeks, gums, or tongue
- Loose or dislodged filling or restoration
These are just a few of the situations for which you might need emergency dental care. If you’re unsure of the emergency nature of your condition, please call the office of Newport Center Smile Design. One of the friendly team members can consult with you to determine if you need to come in for emergency care.
What should I do in a dental emergency?
If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, call Newport Center Smile Design immediately or begin making your way to the office. Call the emergency phone number if it’s after hours.
If you’re experiencing head and neck trauma in addition to your dental emergency, go to a hospital or emergency room. If the extent of your injury is confined to your oral tissues, however, you should get treated by an emergency dentist. An emergency dentist like Dr. Barker is better equipped to treat your oral condition and will be better positioned to keep your mouth healthy.
If you’re dealing with a knocked-out tooth, bring it with you to the office when you come in for your appointment. When you hold it, make sure that you don’t touch the roots and only handle it by the crown (the part that sticks up out of your gums). You should transport it to the office in a glass of milk or saliva to keep the roots from drying out.
To learn more about emergency dentistry, schedule a visit with Newport Center Smile Design over the phone or online.