Emergency Dentist in Poway

What Is Emergency Dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is meant to help you treat dental injuries and severe oral health problems, get you out of pain, and prevent further complications.

At Smiles by Dr. Leila, we offer same-day care for patients throughout Poway and the surrounding areas. Contact us to schedule a consultation right away.

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Knocked-out teeth need to be replaced within 1-2 hours to save them. If you knock out a tooth, come to our office ASAP for treatment.

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Call 858-668-3390 today!

What Should I Do During A Dental Emergency?

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Contact Us

First, call our team at (858) 668-3390. We offer same-day care for dental emergencies, so Dr. Leila can usually see you right away. Immediate care is essential for the best outcome, so get in touch ASAP.

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Recover tooth/dental work

If you’ve lost a tooth, recover it and put it in a container of cold milk, then bring it to our office with you. Lost dental work can be placed in a small plastic baggie or container.

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Treat pain, discomfort, and bleeding

Next, you should take steps to treat pain and discomfort. You can take over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen to help with pain, and ice the affected area. If you’re bleeding, use clean gauze, cotton balls, or paper towels to absorb blood.

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Come to our office ASAP

You can’t treat dental emergencies on your own. Come to our office as soon as you can, and our dentist in Poway will provide you with the emergency dental care you need. You can get out of pain, restore your smile, and get back to your day-to-day routine.

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After-Hours Appointments

In some cases, we are able to see patients after business hours. If you have a severe dental emergency and you cannot wait for care, please give us a call. Dr. Leila will do her best to see you as soon as possible, even outside of our regular operating hours.

Did you know…

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An adult knocked out tooth can be saved by putting it back in place or in milk.

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What is Considered a Dental Emergency?


Some of the most common types of dental emergencies include chipped, cracked, or damaged teeth, tooth infections, loose or knocked-out teeth, and missing or damaged dental work. However, lots of different things count as emergencies. If you’re in pain or your mouth is bleeding and you can’t treat the problem on your own, you’re having a dental emergency, and you should contact us for a consultation right away.

What Should I Do If I Chipped My Tooth?

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First things first, contact Smiles by Dr. Leila for a same-day appointment in Poway. We’ll see you as soon as possible. If you’re in pain, we recommend taking some pain medicine like ibuprofen or naproxen.

If your tooth is bleeding, use a clean cotton ball, a piece of gauze, or a paper towel to apply pressure to the area. Bleeding should slow and stop within 30 minutes to an hour, at most. 

Then, just come to Smiles by Dr. Leila for your emergency appointment. Depending on the extent of the chip, Dr. Leila may recommend dental bonding, veneers, or a dental crown to repair your tooth and restore your smile.

Did you know…

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It is not a good idea to go to the ER for a dental emergency unless you are experiencing a life-threatening situation.