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Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Theodore Burnett, DDS -  - General & Cosmetic Dentist

Los Angeles Dental Arts

Theodore Burnett, DDS

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

Whether you fell on a weekend mountain biking trip or you were simply enjoying popcorn at the movies, damage to your teeth can happen at any time. To quickly fix your damaged tooth, or teeth, call Theodore Burnett, DDS, at Los Angeles Dental Arts in Los Angeles. Dr. Burnett offers same-day dentistry that will have you smiling again after just one visit. You can also book an appointment online using the easy booking tool.

Emergency Dentistry Q&A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is like any other emergency care — it treats dental problems as quickly as possible to prevent further complications or damage, and gets you back to functioning correctly again in no time. The most common reasons for seeking emergency dental care are:

  • Chipped or broken tooth
  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Cracked tooth
  • Missing crown or filling
  • Gum pain

If you’re bleeding extensively or are in severe pain, it’s best to go to the hospital for immediate care. If the dental damage isn’t potentially dangerous, make an appointment to see Dr. Burnett for same-day dentistry.

What should I do if my tooth is knocked out?

One of the most common dental emergencies is the loss of a tooth. If this happens to you or a member of your family, there are a few steps you should take right away:

  • Locate the tooth
  • Try and stick the tooth back in the socket
  • If your tooth won’t stay in the socket, put it in a jar of milk to preserve it
  • Place some gauze over your socket to stem the bleeding
  • Call Dr. Burnett

If you’re able to get your tooth back into the socket, there’s a good chance that the tooth will reattach itself, which Dr. Burnett determines when you come in for an examination.

What is same-day dentistry?

One of the hallmarks of excellent emergency dentistry is the dentist’s ability to provide comprehensive care as quickly as possible.

At Los Angeles Dental Arts, the practice has state-of-the-art technology — it even has a lab on site — which allows Dr. Burnett to treat most dental emergencies in just one visit. This technology provides permanent solutions in a matter of hours, not days.

From crowns to bridges, Dr. Burnett uses CEREC® technology to treat numerous dental problems with same-day dentistry.

Do I need to make an appointment?

If you have an emergency, call Dr. Burnett’s office in advance to be sure that he’s available. Dr. Burnett always makes every effort to see you as quickly as possible, but it’s a good idea to call ahead to ensure a time slot.

If you’ve got a dental emergency that needs same-day care, call Los Angeles Dental Arts.