Emergency Dental Care

Severe dental pain is one of the most unbearable conditions and typically indicates a problem requiring urgent attention. Thi Hoang, DDS, Theresa Hoang, DDS, and the team at Las Positas Family Dental in Livermore, California, provide emergency dental care to patients of all ages. Call Las Positas Family Dental for emergency care if you or your child has dental pain or damages a tooth. You can also book an appointment online.

What is emergency dental care?

Emergency dental care is a service Las Positas Family Dental provides to all community members. You can call on an emergency dentist if you experience sudden, severe teeth, gum, and jaw problems.
They can carry out urgent treatment to address certain issues or provide temporary solutions to reduce pain if you require more extensive work.

When would I call on an emergency dental care service?

Las Positas Family Dental advises patients that all the following problems require emergency dental care:

Tooth pain and inflammation

If biting causes extreme pain or your gums turn dark or discolored, it indicates there’s inflammation in the tooth. This might require an emergency endodontic (root canal) procedure, where your dentist extracts infected tissue from inside the tooth’s cavity and fills the space to keep infection out.


A cracked or broken tooth or having your tooth knocked out are common dental emergencies. Broken teeth are often extremely painful, especially when an injury exposes the tooth’s nerve roots. These kinds of injuries are also vulnerable to bacterial infections.
Acting quickly if your tooth comes out could enable your dentist to put it back in before it dies. The best ways to keep a tooth alive until you get to Las Positas Family Dental are either storing it inside your cheek or putting it in a cup of milk.

Jaw injuries

Jaw injuries can cause swelling and severe pain and may prevent you from opening and closing your mouth.

Damaged prosthetics

Prosthetics are artificial replacements for damaged body parts. In dentistry, you can have crowns, bridges, dental implants, and full or partial dentures. If anything breaks, contact Las Positas Family Dental for a prompt replacement. 

How do I access emergency dental care?

Hopefully, you won’t have to access emergency dental care, but if you do, the Las Positas Family Dental team will see you as soon as possible.
Call the practice immediately if you experience severe dental pain or have an emergency. A skilled dentist will assess the problem and provide relief from your pain. You might need to make further appointments if you need extensive work to resolve your condition.
Call Las Positas Family Dental immediately any time you or a family member needs expert emergency dental care. You can also book an appointment using the online scheduling tool at any time.