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Omid Barkhordar, DDS

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Emergency Dentistry

Some dental problems simply can’t wait until the next day. When you find yourself in an emergency dental situation, Dr. Barkhordar will make sure you get the care you need right away, saving your smile and preserving your optimal oral health.


The compassion you need in an emergency

Dental emergencies don’t wait for a convenient occasion. They happen at the worst times possible – usually on the weekends, in the evening or right in the middle of a busy day at the office.

Dr. Omid Barkhordar knows how scary a dental emergency can be, and how high the stakes are. When your smile is on the line, you need to go to someone you can trust – someone who will make sure you’re taken care of. With years of experience and unparalleled compassion, emergency dentist, Dr. Barkhordar, has the expertise to handle virtually any dental emergency. Plus, he offers same-day and Saturday appointments at our Santa Barbara office – so you never have to wait for the quality emergency care you need.


When is emergency dental work necessary?

It can be challenging to recognize a dental emergency when it’s happening to you. As such, here are the most common issues that will warrant an emergency visit to our office:

Damaged dental work

Damaged dental work, such as a missing filling or crown, is a common dental emergency. When such damage occurs, it can expose the ultra sensitive root of the tooth, leading to immense physical pain that can only be resolved by a visit to the dentist.

Damage to a tooth

Any time your tooth is damaged or cracked, you will require an emergency visit to our office. This is especially true of a knocked out tooth, in which case immediate care will drastically increase the odds that we are able to save and restore your natural tooth.

Severe gum pain

Gum pain that is particularly severe has a couple of different causes, and they all require immediate attention by a dental professional. If you are unsure if your gum pain qualifies as severe, please do not hesitate to contact our office and we will help you determine if you should be seen right away.

Intense tooth pain

If you are experiencing intense tooth pain, it could be caused by severe cavities, an exposed root or a broken tooth – three situations that can create debilitating pain and need to be evaluated by a professional right away.


How to handle a dental emergency

How you behave during a dental emergency will influence the outcome in profound ways. As such, it’s important to be prepared in advance, so you know how to act if you ever find yourself in such an emergency. With that said, here are three very common dental emergencies – and exactly how to respond to them:

Your tooth is knocked out

This is a delicate situation that requires precise and immediate attention. To begin, you’ll need to hold the tooth by the crown and gently rinse the root with clean water, being careful to preserve all tissue. From there, store the tooth in a cup of milk or place it in the empty socket until your appointment with Dr. Barkhordar.

Your tooth is chipped or broken

In this case, you’ll want to begin by rinsing your mouth with water to clean debris away from the area. From there, place a cold compress on your face to minimize swelling.

You’re in severe pain

If you’re experiencing intense pain, your focus will be on pain relief until you arrive at our office. To that end, try rinsing your mouth with water and flossing gently to remove any trapped food that may be exacerbating the issue.

“When I knocked my tooth out, I was terrified – but Dr. Barkhordar walked me through it. He told me exactly what to do to save my tooth, and he squeezed me in for an emergency appointment that very morning. Thanks to him, my tooth and my smile were saved.”

N.M.


Schedule an appointment

Beautiful, strong and durable teeth can transform your appearance and your quality of life. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with emergency dentist, Dr. Barkhordar, and let us give you the natural-looking smile you deserve.


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His staff is super friendly and he’s downtown in a great local. I’m a very happy patient, and love my new dentist. I highly recommend him!

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