I’m having a dental emergency. What should I do?
Dental emergencies often result in pain and a lot of worry. If you have an emergency and are not sure if you require immediate treatment, please call our office at 951-677-4188. If it is after hours, our voice message will give instructions for reaching Dr. Prais.
Dental emergencies come in all shapes and sizes. One thing we know for sure – they almost always happen in the middle of the night or on weekends! If you’ve ever experienced a dental emergency, you know that there’s nothing worse than “toughing it out” until the next time your dentist has regular hours.
At Jeff M. Prais, DDS, we understand that, at the very least, dental emergencies can inhibit your ability to enjoy life. For instance, a dental crown that has broken or come off completely may not always be painful, but it can make simple things like chewing and interacting with others a challenge.
At the other end of the spectrum is a dental emergency, like an abscessed tooth, that causes severe and often debilitating pain. You simply cannot (and should not!) postpone treatment as this kind of pain signals a serious problem.
We want you to feel confident that we are always reachable by phone if you have a dental emergency. Dr. Prais will talk to you about the nature of your emergency and recommend the best course of action to get the immediate relief you need.