Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry services offered in San Fernando Valley, Sherman Oaks, CA

If you lose a tooth, damage a crown, or develop a severe toothache, it’s crucial to seek emergency dentistry. The sooner you identify the underlying problem, the easier it is to prevent it from getting worse. At Sherman Oaks Smile Studio, cosmetic and family dentist Niki Zarabian, DDS, and the team provide same-day emergency dentistry to people of all ages. To make an appointment, call the office in Sherman Oaks, California, or book online today.

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry provides immediate care for potentially serious oral health problems. At Sherman Oaks Smile Studio, Dr. Zarabian and the team offer same-day emergency appointments. 

There’s even a customized answering system (and direct texting), providing round-the-clock access to a dentist, should you or a loved one experience an emergency after normal business hours or on the weekend.

What types of problems does emergency dentistry treat?

At Sherman Oaks Smile Studio, Dr. Zarabian and the team use emergency dentistry to treat various oral health problems, including:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Damaged dental restorations
  • Loose teeth
  • Severe toothaches
  • Cuts that won’t stop bleeding
  • Oral abscesses
  • Foreign objects lodged between the teeth
  • Damaged orthodontic appliances

You might also benefit from emergency dentistry if you experience severe jaw pain and it doesn’t improve with at-home treatments, such as ice or taking anti-inflammatory medication.

What should I do in a dental emergency?

What you should do in a dental emergency depends on the problem you’re experiencing. Here’s a closer look at three common emergency scenarios:

Knocked out tooth

If you get hit in the mouth and lose a permanent tooth, don’t panic. Carefully pick the tooth up and put it back in its socket. If the tooth moves around or won’t stay put, place it in a glass of milk or tuck it inside your cheek. Once it’s secure, call the team at Sherman Oaks Smile Studio.

Damaged dental restoration

If you bite down on something hard and chip or break a crown, remove the pieces from your mouth and wrap them inside a piece of tin foil. Avoid biting down on the exposed tooth and call Dr. Zarabian immediately.


If you have a toothache, try applying an ice pack to your cheek or taking over-the-counter pain medicine. If your symptoms persist or worsen, contact  Sherman Oaks Smile Studio. After an oral exam and series of digital X-rays, Dr. Zarabian can make treatment recommendations.

How can I reduce the risk of dental emergencies?

There are several things you can do to reduce the risk of dental emergencies. Dr. Zarabian and the team recommend:

  • Practicing good oral hygiene
  • Wearing a mouthguard when playing sports
  • Visiting Sherman Oaks Smile Studio every six months
  • Avoiding bad habits like nail-biting and chewing on ice cubes

If you or your child need emergency dentistry, contact Sherman Oaks Smile Studio immediately by calling the office, booking online, or walking in during normal business hours.