**Our office will be temporarily closed following CDA guidelines to suspend elective and non emergency procedures. However, we will continue to meet your dental emergency care during this time by calling our after-hours line at 951-520-6098. We thank you for your patience during this interruption and hope to see you when we re-open, happy and healthy.**
Corona Emergency Dentistry of Dr. James Lai - Root Canals, Infected Teeth & More
When you experience a dental emergency, seeking care as soon as possible is vital for keeping your smile healthy and eliminating discomfort caused by oral health injury. Dr. Lai provides emergency dental services to correct any of the following problems:
Infected Teeth - In instances where the nerves and tissue inside teeth (dentin or pulp) have been negatively affected by bacteria, a root canal can become necessary to save your teeth and get you out of pain. Dr. Lai performs emergency root canals to preserve your oral health and prevent tooth extraction.
Dental Pain – With our Corona emergency dental services, you don’t have to suffer with a tooth ache or damaged and broken teeth. In the event of severe dental pain, we provide same-day care, which can include applying antibiotics before treatment to reduce discomfort. Typical causes of tooth pain include complex periodontal problems and dental infection, which are treatable with deep cleanings and root canals. For severe pain, or teeth that cannot be preserved, Dr. Lai can also perform same-day tooth extractions.
Injuries and Accidents – Something as simple as biting into a crunchy piece of food can chip or crack a tooth, but more serious accidents can cause dental injury as well, such as slips and falls which break teeth or knock out a tooth entirely. Our emergency dental office can restore teeth with dental crowns or replace teeth with bridges or dental implants. Our practice is directly across the street from an urgent care office – if you get injured at work or during sporting activity, you can come right over to our dental office after your urgent care treatment to get your smile fixed.
Our office provides same-day appointments for dental emergencies for any patient in need of care, not just for patients of-record. Dr. Lai and his team help patients with damaged teeth or dental injuries access immediate treatment.
Emergency Dental Treatment for Periodontal Problems
For many patients with bothersome or infected teeth, unhealthy gum tissue is the root cause of their dental emergency. While gum disease may not seem like an emergency scenario, restoring soft tissue health plays a significant role in making sure that your teeth are strong and functional. Dr. Lai treats emergency periodontal problems with antibiotics to control infection, pain medication to soothe dental discomfort, and periodontal cleanings to reduce signs of gum disease.
Contact our Corona Emergency Dentist for Same-Day Treatment
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please call our office immediately to get the treatment you need as soon as possible.