Dr. Nikki Ancona has the experience and credentials you should look for when considering an Emergency Dentist.
Dedicated to life-long learning, Dr. Nikki has averaged 70 continuing education credit hours (per licensing period) throughout her career; the minimum requirements for the state of California are 50 continuing education credit hours per licensing period!
“Never thought I could say that I had a great time at the dentist. Once again thanks for changing my perspective on dentists. Would recommend this place to anyone.”
Dr. Nikki Ancona, with a high-tech emergency dental office located in Montclair, is always educated and informed on the latest and greatest dental technologies and trends.
A dental emergency can happen anytime, anywhere. Our Montclair Plaza Dental Office is there when you need us. As a full-service dental practice, Montclair Plaza Dental Group offers a full range of services to address a dental emergency.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, contact our dental office as soon as possible. Your Montclair Plaza dentist and our dental care team can answer any questions you may have. We will work with you to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.
If you suffer from dental fear, we can work with you to ease your anxiety and help you get the dental care you need. We offer sedation dental care services for patients with dental anxiety, tooth sensitivity, and patients who may need more than one treatment during one visit. Visiting the dentist doesn’t have to be scary or painful, especially under the care of a trusted, experienced dentist.
Dental Emergency FAQs
Take over-the-counter pain medications to ease pain, and use a cold compress to help with any swelling you experience. Remember that these solutions are just a way to manage pain, and will not cure your dental issues. Dental pain isn’t something that you should take lightly or ignore, particularly if it’s severe and sudden. It can be caused by a variety of conditions, such as tooth decay, an infection, or an abscess. Oftentimes, it’s difficult to tell the cause until a dentist does a thorough examination.
It’s important that when an adult tooth gets knocked out that you don’t panic. Try to find the tooth, only picking it up by the crown. Avoid touching the tooth root. Gently rinse off the tooth, but don’t scrub, as that can cause damage. Place the tooth in a cup of milk or your own saliva so that you can preserve the tooth as much as possible. Never try to place the tooth back in the socket on your own.
Small, cosmetic chips are a common occurrence for teeth. However, if you have a large chip or break, that’s considered something more serious. A big chip or break can be extremely painful and expose the nerves and pulp inside your tooth. Like with a knocked-out tooth, try to retrieve the portion that broke off and store it in a cup of milk or saliva. A cracked tooth can expose the tooth pulp and make it easy for an infection to get inside. Getting this in the pulp of your tooth can lead to the need for a root canal or a full tooth extraction, depending on the severity. It’s essential to get it fixed as soon as possible.