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Our team of dentists and specialists can help you six days a week with same day emergency dental care.

Open 6 Days a Week

Monday to Friday: 8am to 5:00pm

Saturdays by Appointment

 

For urgent dental appointments, please give us a call for immediate help. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911. 

Emergency Dental Guide

Click for tips on managing common dental emergencies, 

Broken, chipped or cracked tooth


Rinse your mouth with lukewarm water and apply a cold compress to your face. If the tooth was chipped or broken, bring the tooth fragment wrapped in wet towerl or gauze. Make sure to call us right away




Knocked out tooth


1) For a knocked-out tooth, attempt to carefully place the knocked out tooth back in its socket while holding the tooth by the crown using a clean washcloth, never by the root. If the tooth is dirty, rinse the root and don't scrub it or remove any attached tissue. If reinsertion is not possible, store the tooth in a small container of milk (or alternatively, a cup of water with a pinch of salt) 2) You can walk-in to our office if we are open or go to a 24hr dental service. Having the tooth reimplanted within one hour gives you the best chance of saving the tooth. 3) Take an over-the-counter pain reliever such as Tylenol or Advil but AVOID Aspirin or aspirin substitues which can slow blood clotting.




Bitten tongue or lip


Clean the area with a wet cloth or gauze and place a cold compress to reduce the swelling. If the bleeding continues or if it is excessive, call us or visit an emergency care center




Toothache


Rinse your mouth with warm salt-water solution (1/2 teaspoon of table salt in 8 ounces of water). Use dental floss to remove any lodged food. If your mouth is swollen, apply a cold compress to the outside of your mouth or cheek. Take over-the-counter pain reliever and use as directed. Contact us soon as possible to schedule an appointment.
Warning: Never put aspirin or any other painkiller against the gums near the aching tooth because it may burn the gum tissue.




Broken Braces Wires


If a wire breaks or sticks out of a bracket or band and is poking your cheek, tongue, or gum, try using the eraser end of a pencil to push the wire into a more comfortable position. If you can't reposition the wire, cover the end with orthodontic wax, a small cotton ball, or piece of gauze until you can get to our dental office. Warning: Never cut the wire. A loose wire can easily be swallowed or inhaled into your lungs.




Loose Brackets and Bands


Temporarily reattach loose braces with a small piece of orthodontic wax. Alternatively, place the wax over the braces to provide a cushion. If the problem is a loose band, save it and call our office to schedule an appointment to have it recemented or replaced (and to have missing spacers replaced).





New Patient Hotline

Call: (650) 273-4323

 

General Info  

Call/ Text : (650) 871-1400

South San Francisco Dental Care

2400 Westborough Blvd, St. 205,

South San Francisco, CA 94080

 

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm         

Saturdays  by appointment

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