Paulo Cortes, DMD
Dentist located in Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA
Dental Emergencies Specialist
Dental emergencies rarely happen during regular office hours, but Dr. Paulo Cortes and the staff of San Diego Smile Center are available to help when you need them. If you live in Mira Mesa within San Diego or any of the nearby communities and have a dental emergency san diego, call the facility to find out what you need to do next. They will get you in the office and find out what treatment options will best meet your needs.
Dental Emergencies Q & A
When Should You Go to the Emergency Room?
While Dr. Cortes can treat minor Teeth Implants San Diego emergencies, there are situations when you should immediately go to the emergency room for trauma care. Prime examples of when emergency or trauma care are necessary include:
- Uncontrollable bleeding
- Broken bones
- Extensive damage to the soft tissues of the mouth
- Damage that extends past the joint and to the ear
- Damage to the palate or epiglottis
The rule of thumb is if you have an open or gaping wound where you can see the fascia or bone below, the emergency room is the place to go. The same is true if there is obvious structural damage. A broken jaw may need surgery to repair. Never take chances if you’re unsure of the seriousness of an injury.
Can a Tooth Be Put Back If It's Knocked Out?
If a tooth has been knocked loose or has fallen out, it can be returned to the socket if you act promptly. Find the tooth as quickly as possible and place it in a small container of milk. Place a small piece of gauze over the socket but don’t press down.
It’s important to get to Dr. Cortes’s office quickly. The window to successfully implant a lost tooth back in the socket is less than 30 minutes, so time is of the essence. If the tooth is still in the socket but could possibly fall out, immobilize the area with gauze and visit Dr. Cortes immediately. The sooner you take action, the more likely it is that Dr. Cortes can save the tooth.
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Accepted Insurance Providers
At San Diego Smile Center, our professional dentist in mira mesa is dedicated to our patient’s dental health with affordable payment plans. As a dental practice, we accept a wide variety of insurance providers to ensure that all our patients are covered. Our friendly staff will be able to assist you if your insurance isn’t listed or you have questions.