Emergency Dentistry Santa Monica, CA

Emergency Dentistry An Overview

We know that dental emergencies can happen without warning, and can be painful and scary. Rest assured, our dental care team is here to help you through your emergency, and provide appropriate treatment to restore your smile.

In the event of a dental emergency in Santa Monica, CA contact (310) 829-3898.
Our staff will make every effort to see you as soon as possible.

What Makes Us Different

Our Santa Monica, CA dentist office offers modern dental care in a welcoming office environment. What sets us apart from other dentists is our dedication to keeping honest, open communication with our patients. We have built our dental practice on positive patient-dentist relationships. We offer conservative, high-quality results using only necessary dental treatments. Led by periodontist Dr. Dall’Olmo, we provide comprehensive full-service dental implant procedures, periodontics, gum surgery, and laser dentistry.

Our team is highly equipped to help you recover from your dental emergency. Our full-service dental care is designed to help patients maintain and restore natural function and form to their beautiful smiles. We offer an array of dental services to assist you with any dental concerns or problems you may have.

Absolutely incredible oral surgeon. Highly recommend. I went to so many places before finally choosing this office, and had the hardest time with all the other doctors. Then I met him, and he put me and my worries at ease.…Diana P.
Dr Fabrizio D has such a great sense of humor that you forget your having a major surgery if he's your Doctor... So u end up not knowing what happens through the process of your treatment. :) He's the best…Maggie J.
I have had several AMAZING experiences with Doctor Fabrizio Dall'Olmo and his staff. They're all truly so wonderful, kind, friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and just the BEST of the best. I have yet to encounter a group like this, so grateful…Jessica M.
From Brenda at the front desk, Dr Dall'Olmo and his nurse where absolutely terrific. I would highly recommend this team. He was very thorough and very gentle. A true professional. Thank you.Lois W.

Emergency Dentistry FAQs

What is a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is any situation where you feel intense oral pain, discomfort or have lost or broken a tooth, dental restoration or filing. Dental emergencies should be addressed as soon as possible for conservative treatment.

In the event of a real emergency, contact 911.

Dental emergencies include:

  • Intense pain or swelling in the face or mouth
  • Lost or knocked out tooth
  • Broken tooth
  • Broken or missing dental filling
  • Boken or missing dental crown
What should I do if I lose a tooth?

If a tooth becomes knocked out it is important to contact our Santa Monica dentist office as soon as possible.

Try to locate the tooth, you may pick it up, but only by the crown.

Try not to touch, scrub or remove any attached root structure.

You can gently rinse the tooth in water and then place it in a cup of your own saliva or milk.

You can also rinse your mouth out, and apply a gentle compress to stop the bleeding.

Bring the tooth with you to your dentist appointment. Dr. Dall’Olmo will try to see you as soon as he can.

We offer full-service dental implant services to replace missing teeth.

What should I do if I break or lose a filling or dental crown?

If a dental crown, filling or other dental restoration is broken, NEVER try to reattach it yourself. Find as much of the broken restoration as possible and bring it with you to your dentist appointment. Contact our dentist office to schedule an appointment. Dr. Dall’Olmo can create a new dental restoration and properly restore your tooth.

Can the ER do anything about tooth pain?

Yes. However, an ER doctor will only be able to provide antibiotics and/or painkillers. If your tooth pain is unbearable and it starts to spread to your neck and jaw, you can go to the ER. But dentists are not in the ER. You need to schedule an appointment with a dentist as soon as possible.

Why should you address a dental emergency as soons as possible?

There are several reasons why you should address a dental emergency immediately. You can increase the chances of saving a chipped or knocked-out tooth. A dentist can stop the unnecessary pain you may be suffering from. You can dramatically reduce and avoid the risk of infections. If an infection is left untreated, it can spread and cause other problems.

Do I need to see an emergency dentist for a broken crown?

Yes. If your tooth crown breaks, you should contact an emergency dentist immediately. You will know if you have broken or cracked your tooth crown. Sometimes it will be painful and sometimes it will not be. But an emergency dentist needs to assess the damage to know how serious it is and determine a plan of action.