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Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Arbours Aesthetic Dentistry

Family & General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

You can never plan for a dental emergency, but you can be prepared by having a good emergency dentist on call. Jeffrey C. Barrera, DDS, provides excellent emergency dentistry services at Arbours Aesthetic Dentistry in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. To learn more about how to handle your dental emergency, call the office or book a visit online.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is dental care for urgent situations. Many emergency procedures are similar to general dental procedures, but because time is of the essence during dental emergencies, it’s important to have an emergency dentist that’s comfortable working in high-pressure situations.

Dr. Barrera is highly skilled in administering emergency dental procedures. He’s calm, collected, and adept in his practice. Arbours Aesthetic Dentistry also knows that dental emergencies are never planned, and the team does its best to accommodate emergency needs with last-minute appointments.

What are some examples of dental emergencies?

A dental emergency is any situation that involves your oral tissues and requires immediate attention. Some examples of dental emergencies include:

  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Loose tooth
  • Broken, fractured, or chipped tooth
  • Severe toothache
  • Injuries to your gums, tongue, or cheeks
  • Bleeding in your mouth that won’t stop
  • Broken or loose braces
  • Abscess Lost or dislodged filling, crown, or bridge


If you’re experiencing any of these conditions, call Arbours Aesthetic Dentistry immediately. If you’re not sure if your condition is an emergency, call the office anyway. It’s better to be safe than sorry, and the team of dental experts can consult with you over the phone to determine if you need to come in for emergency care.

What should I do in a dental emergency?

If you have a dental emergency, get to the offices at Arbours Aesthetic Dentistry as soon as possible. If your dental emergency is the result of an injury that also caused trauma to your head or neck, you should visit an emergency room or hospital first.

If your injury is confined to your mouth and oral tissues, then you should visit an emergency dentist like Dr. Barrera, since he’ll be better equipped at treating your dental issues.

If you’ve knocked out a tooth entirely, try to locate it and bring it with you to the office. You should rinse it under warm water, being careful to avoid touching the roots, and transport it in a glass of milk.

Dr. Barrera will try to get your tooth back in its socket. If he’s unable to successfully reinsert your tooth, he’ll provide you with options for replacing it, like dentures, dental bridges, or dental implants.

To learn more about emergency dentistry, call Arbours Aesthetic Dentistry today or schedule a visit with the online booking tool.