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Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry services offered in the greater Los Gatos, CA area

If you encounter tooth pain or damage and need same-day dental care, rely on Los Gatos Center for Dental Excellence in Los Gatos, California. Board-certified dentist Ladan Sahabi, DDS, provides superior emergency dentistry services to restore your smile and diminish the chance of severe complications. Schedule an emergency dental visit by phone, online, or walk-in today.

Emergency Dentistry Q&A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry at Los Gatos Center for Dental Excellence includes same-day dental evaluations and treatments for dental issues that require immediate care. Dental complications may arise when you’re least expecting it, which is why Los Gatos Center for Dental Excellence provides immediate services when time is of the essence.

Who needs emergency dentistry?

Common reasons for needing emergency dentistry include:


  • Toothaches
  • Visible hole in your tooth
  • Loose permanent tooth
  • Knocked-out permanent tooth 
  • Cold or hot sensitivity
  • Pus in your gumline
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Cracked tooth
  • Chipped tooth
  • Broken tooth
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Lost fillings
  • Broken crowns or other restorations 

If you’re unsure if your dental problem is an emergency, call the Los Gatos Center for Dental Excellence office and speak with compassionate providers who happily assist you.

What happens during dental emergency care?

Stay calm whenever you encounter a dental emergency. Call the office right away or simply walk in. Save a broken restoration or knocked-out tooth and bring it to your dental appointment. Keep the tooth moist in saliva, your mouth, or in milk. Ice tooth or mouth swelling and place pressure on any bleeding.

Dr. Sahabi sees you right away and offers pain relief if needed. She then examines your teeth and mouth. You might also need dental X-rays. 

She discusses your oral health history and treatment options to find one that’s best suited for your situation. You might need:

  • Root canal
  • Crown
  • Bridge
  • Dental implant
  • Filling
  • Bonding
  • Soft tissue repair
  • Other restorative procedures

Dr. Sahabi tailors each treatment to ensure exceptional tooth restoration with a low risk of complications.

How can I reduce my risk of needing emergency dentistry?

While you can’t always avoid dental emergencies, there are a few steps to take to reduce the risk of encountering one. Brush your teeth after meals, floss daily, and avoid chewing on hard objects or opening packages with your teeth. Wear a mouthguard if you play contact sports or grind your teeth at night and attend six-month dental checkups routinely.

Schedule a visit to Los Gatos Center for Dental Excellence by phone or online today, or simply walk into the office if you require emergency dentistry.