Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Desert Dentist

General Dentistry located in Hesperia, CA & Apple Valley, CA

Tooth or mouth trauma can happen at any time of day or night. If you have a dental emergency and require immediate care, the team at Desert Dentist in Hesperia and Apple Valley, California, is here for you. They offer emergency dentistry services to repair tooth damage, restore your smile, and prevent serious complications. Schedule a same-day appointment by phone or online today, or simply walk in.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A


What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is immediate dental care you receive that’s necessary to save a tooth, treat an injury or infection, or prevent serious oral health complications. 

The Desert Dentist team is here for you any time of the day and offer same-day appointments for dental emergencies. They understand the importance of and are well-equipped to manage urgent situations.

What is emergency dentistry used for?

Some following situations that might require immediate dental care at Desert Dentist include:

  • A tooth infection
  • Severe tooth pain
  • A knocked-out tooth
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
  • A damaged crown, bridge, or other dental restoration
  • Damaged dentures
  • Objects stuck in the mouth

Seeking immediate attention for a dental emergency can save your tooth.

What should I do during a dental emergency?

If you experience a dental emergency, knowing what to do until you arrive at Desert Dentist is critical.

Stuck objects

If you have an object stuck in your teeth or mouth, try to remove it gently with floss but avoid using pointed or sharp instruments to get the item out. The team at Desert Dentist can safely remove it.


If you have a toothache, rinse your mouth with warm water. Apply ice to the area to relieve discomfort and see the Desert Dentist team right away.

Cracked teeth

If you experience a cracked tooth, rinse your mouth with warm water. Apply a cold compress to your face and get to Desert Dentist as soon as you can.

Knocked out teeth

If a permanent tooth gets knocked out, save the tooth and keep it moist. Place it back in its socket, between your gums and cheek, in milk, or an ADA-approved tooth preservation product if you have it. Then, see the Desert Dentist team right away.

How can I prevent a dental emergency?

While you can’t always prevent a dental emergency, you can reduce your risk of experiencing one. Wear a mouthguard when playing sports, don’t use your teeth to open packages, and avoid chewing on popcorn kernels, ice, and hard candy.

The next time you experience a dental emergency, trust Desert Dentist with your care. Schedule a same-day appointment by phone or online – or simply walk in today.