Compassionate Emergency Dental Services in Los Angeles

Nothing is quite as miserable as tooth pain, which makes suffering a dental emergency scary and stressful. At the dental practice of Robert S. Nishikawa, DDS, we provide the gentle, compassionate touch you need to weather an oral health crisis. Our compassionate emergency dentist in Los Angeles is on hand to help restore your oral health to its optimal state. You can count on our team to recommend treatment options with long-term benefits and ensure that you’re healthy and as comfortable as possible.

When you contact our office with a dental emergency, you can count on our courteous staff to provide quick and caring service. We will get you through even the most challenging dental health crisis. We offer same-day appointments whenever possible and can even provide after-hours treatments for true emergencies. If you or your loved ones face a dental emergency in Los Angeles, let our professional staff ease your pain. Contact our office as soon as possible to get the quick, effective treatment you need.

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Trusted Los Angeles Emergency Dental Care

Dental emergencies can strike at any time, and our dedicated team is ready to help you through it all. We’re committed to providing you with the exceptional dental care you need, usually on the same day. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have a dental emergency after our office hours. Call our after-hours emergency number to leave a message for our team, and our emergency dentist will get back to you as quickly as possible.

Our dentist will assess your situation to determine the state of your dental emergency. We offer limited after-hours appointments to handle severe dental health emergencies. Our emergency dental team will provide detailed instructions to help you cope with your situation until they’re ready for you. Preserving and restoring your dental health is our primary concern, and we’ll help you through any dental emergency.

Common Types of Dental Emergencies

Much like a beautiful smile, dental emergencies are unique and diverse. Our friendly and non-judgmental staff will assess your situation and customize a treatment plan that fits your needs. You can trust our ability to handle dental emergencies regardless of their causes or how long they’ve lasted.

  • Cracked teeth
  • Damaged fillings
  • Missing or broken dental crowns
  • Loose teeth
  • Acute jaw pain
  • Avulsed (knocked out) teeth
  • Bleeding gums

Tips that Can Save Your Teeth During a Dental Emergency

Taking quick action following a dental injury limits the damage and can ultimately save your tooth and improve your oral health. If you're facing one of these emergencies, use these tips to improve your chance of successful treatment:

  • Broken teeth: Rinse out your mouth with warm water and apply a cold press to ease the swelling.
  • Knocked-out tooth: Try to push it back in the socket while holding the crown. Avoid touching the root of the damaged tooth. Apply a cold, wet compress to stem the bleeding.
  • Tooth or jaw pain: If a sour taste, fever, swelling, or difficulty swallowing accompanies your pain, you could have an infection. Use a cold compress and over-the-counter painkillers to alleviate pain while you reach out to our dentist.
  • Abscessed tooth: If you have pain coming from your tooth’s pulp cavity, you may require drainage, antibiotics, or a root canal. A lukewarm saltwater gargle can combat bacterial infection until you can get treatment.
  • Soft tissue injury: Clean the area around severe lip and tongue injuries with water and apply a cold compress to stop the bleeding. Seek medical attention if the cuts or bites require stitches.

After taking these measures, reach out to our office for proper treatment and restoration. Our team will fully brief you on your options to help you make an informed decision as you proceed to treatment. We’re dedicated to saving your beautiful smile and improving your dental health and well-being.

Our Emergency Dental Services and Procedures

Dr. Nishikawa offers a wide variety of dental health treatments to restore your dental health so you can resume your normal routine. We understand that suffering a dental emergency can be a harrowing experience, so we go the extra mile to ease your pain and concerns. Our Los Angeles emergency dental team is dedicated to keeping you safe and comfortable during any dental emergency procedure. We offer nitrous sedation to kids and adults for positive and relaxed oral treatment.

Some of the emergency dental services include:

Root Canal Therapy: We often recommend root canal therapy to save an infected tooth. A dental pulp infection affects the tissue, blood vessels, and nerves in your teeth, causing extensive damage and severe pain. The procedure removes the diseased pulp tissue through an access point in the tooth. Our dentist then disinfects and seals the root chamber. After the tooth heals, the dentist will place a permanent crown to restore function and stave off future infections.


Extractions: Although saving your natural teeth is our priority, tooth extraction is sometimes necessary. Removing an extensively damaged or infected tooth may be the only way to restore your dental health. We only recommend extraction as a last resort and when a tooth is beyond saving. We understand that the loss of a tooth can be devastating. Our team will explain the entire process so you know what to expect, and we will only proceed when you’re confident.


Teeth Replacement and Restorations: Our team is committed to restoring your beautiful smile and dental health. If your tooth is damaged beyond repair, our team will brief you on tooth replacement options available. Our team will sit with you and recommend the ideal treatment based on your oral health, lifestyle, and aesthetic desires. Our comprehensive dental health restoration options range from traditional solutions to modern implants.

Your Trusted and Reliable Los Angeles Emergency Dentist

A dental health emergency can be a stressful experience, but you can count on the team at the dental practice of Dr. Robert S. Nishikawa, DDS, to help. Led by our skillful and experienced dentist, our team has the knowledge and expertise necessary to handle any dental emergency in Culver City and Beverly Hills. Restoring your complete dental health is our top priority, and you can count on us to provide professional, reliable, and gentle care. Contact us immediately if you need an emergency dentist in Los Angeles.

CALL US: (310) 553-7643 REQUEST APPOINTMENT


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Los Angeles Family & Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Robert Nishikawa is a dental professional dedicated to excellence in General, Family, & Cosmetic Dentistry such as Dental Makeovers, Veneers, Teeth Whitening, Crowns/Caps and many other dental procedures. Please come visit LA Dentist Robert S. Nishikawa, DDS.


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