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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Emergencies

How can we help you?

When choosing a family dentist, Santa Monica offers many choices. We want you to feel confident in the choice to trust your family's smiles to the Vision Dental team.

Asking questions is a natural part of the process of choosing your dentist, and we are here to help in any way we can. If your question is not listed here, the fastest way to get an answer is to pick up the phone and call. One of our friendly team members will be happy to help.

Dental Emergencies

You're Not Alone

You might be surprised to learn that many of our patients express concerns about dental anxiety. Sometimes, anxiety has kept them from getting the dental care they need to stay healthy. This can lead to dental emergencies and serious conditions that may require tooth loss. Not to mention, without regular care, your smile can age prematurely and become uncomfortable.woman fearful of dentist | Sedation dentistry santa monica

We want to make dentistry easy for all of our patients – especially our fearful ones. We offer sedation dentistry to ease your fears and make your appointment both comfortable and stress-free.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation in 90403

Nitrous oxide is a great option for patients who need a little assistance taking the edge off. It is a mild form of sedation that we administer through a small nose mask while you are having treatment. It enters and leaves your system quickly, so this is a great option for patients who do not want to take the rest of the day to recover or arrange a ride home.

Oral Sedation Dentistry

Anxiety can make it harder for patients to become fully numb, making dentistry a stressful experience and perpetuating the cycle of dental anxiety. Not only does oral sedation relax you, but it makes it easier for you to become fully numb. Sedation can even subdue a strong gag reflex.

Contact Our Santa Monica Clinic to Conquer Your Fear

If you have a fear of the dentist and live in the Santa Monica area, we welcome you to visit Vision Dental and discover how comfortable and stress-free dentistry can be.

Toothaches Can Be Stressful

woman holding jaw | dental emergency santa monicaA toothache or emergency can be a stressful experience that disrupts all of your normal routines, including work, school, and family vacations.

When dental pain occurs, it is a sign that something is wrong. Since toothaches rarely resolve on their own, a trip to Vision Dental may be in order. Finding a dentist with emergency time available in busy Santa Monica can be a challenge, but we are here for you when you need us most! 

We Make Time For Your Emergencies in 90403

Our dentists save time in their daily schedules to treat dental emergencies quickly – often on the same day. They are gentle and compassionate, focusing on solutions to restore patient health and comfort.

If you are in doubt about whether you are experiencing a dental emergency, contact our office right away. We will ask you a few questions to determine if an immediate visit is necessary.

Our Focus is Your Health and Comfort

When you arrive for your dental emergency appointment, we will focus on the immediate issue-resolving pain and protecting your tooth. In many cases, we can complete the treatment immediately. If your procedure is more complex, we may schedule a follow-up appointment to finish treatment. Either way, by the time you leave our Santa Monica dental office, you will have answers about your oral health and a path to feeling like yourself again.

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