Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group

Family Dentistry & Cosmetic & Sedation Dentists located in Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad, CA

Dental emergencies happen when you least expect them, so it’s difficult to ever be fully prepared. But having a good emergency dentist on call makes it easier to get the treatment you need as soon as possible. At Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group in Carlsbad Village, California, Ryan Watkins, DDS, and his team of skilled professionals offer emergency dentistry services for people in need. To learn more, call the office at Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group or book an appointment online.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is the urgent and immediate treatment of oral health concerns. In most cases, you need emergency dentistry after suffering some sort of accident, like knocking out a tooth, but it might also be necessary for conditions like an infection.

The team of professionals at Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group is experts at caring for dental emergencies and provides you with the skilled and knowledgeable care necessary to restore your oral health.

When do I need emergency dental care?

There are some situations for which emergency dental care is an obvious need, like a car collision or sports injury that significantly damages your teeth. But you might also need emergency dental care after something as simple as biting down awkwardly on a piece of hard food.

Some specific examples of dental emergencies include:

  • A knocked-out tooth
  • Chipped, fractured, or broken tooth
  • Bleeding in your oral tissues
  • Foreign object stuck in your gums Loose tooth
  • Dislodged filling or restoration
  • Swelling in your tongue, gums, or mouth


If you’re unsure as to whether you need emergency treatment for your situation, don’t hesitate to call the Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group office. A team member will be happy to consult with you over the phone to determine the immediacy of your needs.

There are some situations that don’t necessarily require emergency care, like a slightly chipped tooth, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

What should I do before I come to the office?

You might be able to save your damaged tooth if you act quickly, so try to get to the office immediately. Before you leave, make sure to rinse your mouth with lukewarm water and call Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group to let the team know you’re coming in.

If your tooth has been entirely knocked out of its socket, try to locate it and bring it with you to your appointment. Transporting your knocked-out tooth in a glass of milk or saliva will keep the roots from drying out and make it easier for the team to successfully reinsert it in the socket.

Whatever your dental emergency, Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group can help. Book your appointment immediately by calling the office or scheduling a visit online.