No one plans on it, and no one likes to think about it, but emergency dentistry is becoming more and more important. A tooth breaks, or you feel your crown or filling come loose and you know that something doesn’t feel right. All of a sudden it hurts to chew and you need to have someone to look at it. You go to your trusted search engine – and type in three dreaded words ‘24 hour dentist’. The listings are numerous and you don’t know where to start. Another ‘easy’ search might be emergency dentist or emergency dental, there is still unknown factors. Do they take my insurance, how much will this cost me. What can I do to mitigate it. Can you set up payment arrangements. Will you need to set up payment arrangements. A million other questions will loop through your head, and this is where we try to help. We’ve listed three dentists in your area and give you our general impressions of them. We’ve also included the information that all need to know – normal hours of operation, the location(s), and dentists that work in the office.
Dental Offices found in San Jose, CA
Dentist: Drs. Amers, M. Patel, Furman, Tassi, Phana, and Sheth at the Saratoga Ave. office. Drs. Bui, Doan, Furman, Jumani, and McDonald at the Cottle Rd. office.
Address: 405 Saratoga Ave #60 OR 5730 Cottle Rd #240 San Jose, CA 95129 San Jose, CA 95123
Phone Number: (408) 247-5500 OR (408) 227-6000
Other than touting the fact that this dentistry puts a high priority on the smile of their clients. It has also been nominated and won Best of the Bay. They also are the official Dentists of the San Jose Earthquakes. They provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Additionally they offer orthodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, and periodontics. They also pride themselves on hiring those with experience and good chairside mentors as well as trainings. They want to provide their clients with information to make the best decisions as well. The site is also set up to help you find more information on dentistry and the proper procedures and where they fall under the line of dental services.
Tuesday:10 AM -7 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM -7 PM
Thursday:10 AM -7 PM
Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Western Dental & Orthodontics
Dentist: No information listed.
Address: 48 E Santa Clara St OR 1110 S King Rd San Jose, CA 95113 San Jose, CA
Phone Number: (800) 633-6825 (call center); (408) 216-2093 (E. Santa Clara Office); (408) 216-2095 (S. King Rd. Office)
Western Dental works on providing affordable high quality care that is also convenient. They work across California, Nevada, and Arizona. They have a wide range of professionals that provides family dental services that include the whole gamut, including Emergency Dental Care. They do advise that if accommodation is needed – then please call their call center ten days prior to the appointment. When searching for these offices, you’ll want to make sure you look at both websites. You can schedule appointments online. Both do offer emergency dental care. Currently listed is a special for new patients – free exam and x-ray.
Monday: 9 AM – 7 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM – 7 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM – 7 PM
Thursday: 9 AM – 7 PM
Friday: 9 AM – 7 PM
Saturday: 8 AM – 4:30 PM
Dentist: Dr. Rita Mitbavkar
Address: 6134 Camino Verde Dr Suite G San Jose, CA 95119
Phone Number: (408) 226-1600
At the top of the pate, they let you know that their dentist has been practicing with them for the past eight years. They also let you know that their services are varied and they now have an orthodontist! They use the latest technology, provide the best care and personal attention to their clients. They list a few of their specials on their homepage as well and list where to find the other specials offered on their site as well.
Monday: 9 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM – 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM – 6 PM
Thursday: No Hours Listed
Friday: 9 AM – 6 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 2 PM
Emergency Dental in San Jose, CA
Many wonder what might constitute as a dental emergency and/or why certain pieces of dentistry is required. Happily, we can answer some of the questions that are frequently asked. While there are always more than what is listed, this is just to help you to have an understanding of what some of the dental work that is done or required in an emergency situation.
What are sealants & why are they done?
Sealants are thin plastic coatings that are painted on chewing surfaces of your teeth, most commonly the premolars or molars found in the back of the mouth. They help prevent tooth decay. They form a protective sheath of enamel on the tooth or teeth they are placed on. Sealants are performed to help prevent tooth decay or cavities by creating a barrier between the bacteria commonly found in your mouth that can attack the teeth. The bacteria that attacks the plaque on your teeth can cause cavities. Having sealant on your teeth can help prevent that and it helps save you money in the end.
What can I do if I have a dry mouth?
There are a few different choices to make when it comes to solving the problem of dry mouth. One of the popular suggestions are to chew or suck on sugar-free candies or gum. This should stimulate your saliva glands and allow you to resolve the dry mouth temporarily. Please be aware that there can be some drawbacks to using the sugar-free candies and gum. A common ingredient that is found in sugar free items is xylitol, and has been known to cause cramps and diarrhea – not pleasant.
What is a root canal?
Root canals, or endodontic treatments, remove inflamed/infected pulp that happens when a cavity goes to the root of the tooth. Your tooth (or teeth) is carefully cleaned and disinfected and then sealed with a material called gutta-percha. A crown or filling is placed on top of the tooth and the rubber like material fills your tooth. These can be painful processes – but most places will give you numbing agents or put you to sleep. This allows for as little pain as possible for any patients that need this done.
Emergency Dental Situations
While there are multiple types of dental emergencies, we’re only going to go into detail on two. Keep in mind that dental emergencies can be anything from a toothache or broken tooth to an abscess or soft-tissue injuries. The two that we’ll look over is a lost filling and broken wires or loose brace brackets/bands.
A quick temporary fix when dealing with a lost filling – is sugar free gum. A piece of regular gum will cause immense pain. Once that is done reach out to your normal dentist, or find an emergency dentist, to get this seen as soon as possible.
Broken/Loose Braces & Wires
If you find yourself in the way of braces then broken braces or wires are real concerns. If you find that you have broken wires you’ll want to try to move it with a pencil eraser until you can get it repair. If the wire isn’t moving/cooperating with your attempts, then use a piece of your orthodontic wax, a small cotton ball, or a piece of gauze until you can be seen. Never cut a wire, this could end up being swallowed, and no one wants that.
Loose brackets and bands are slightly more simple to fix. Again, your orthodontic wax can temporarily ‘reattach’ a bracket. You can place it over the braces as well to provide extra cushion. If a band is loose, don’t toss it – set it aside and bring it to your orthodontist appointment as soon as possible.
No matter what the situation, we recommend finding an emergency or urgent care dentist in San Jose as quickly as possible.