If you find yourself in the middle of a dental emergency in Sacramento, California, your first impulse may be to panic. But the first thing you should do is call Sierra Oaks Dental and make an appointment with our dentists, Dr. Peter Kim and Dr. William Altig. We maintain emergency hours for our established patients, and you can call (916) 468-2235 today for your appointment and to have our team tell you what you can do until you can come in to see us.

What Is It?

A dental emergency can be many different things. Like most health emergencies, a dental emergency can be categorized as any state of constant pain or discomfort. Another form of a dental emergency could be a broken or missing tooth, even if there is no debilitating pain or discomfort.

Our smiles are very important to our self-confidence and self-esteem. If you broke a tooth or a tooth fell out that dramatically affects the appearance of your smile, then we want to do everything we can to fix that for you. These scenarios may not seem like true emergencies when compared to awful pain, but they are situations that need to be addressed in a timely manner to keep your smile safe and get you back to living your life.

Whether your tooth fell out while paddling the American River or you chipped it on some popcorn at an event at the Golden 1 Center, we have you covered.

Our Guarantee

We guarantee that if you call our office by 10:00 a.m., then we will get you an appointment that day, and if you call after 10:00 a.m., then we will get you an appointment on the following business day. For our patients who have been seen at our office before, we offer an emergency care hotline. This hotline is constantly being monitored by one of our three dentists at any given time.

Why You Should Call Us

If you are experiencing severe or lasting pain, then you should contact us immediately for an emergency dental visit for any of the following reasons:

  • Toothache
  • Aching in the gums or swollen gums
  • Discomfort in the jaw or throat
  • A broken or chipped tooth
  • A fractured tooth
  • A lost or loose crown or lost filling
  • A tooth that fell out or was removed by blunt force trauma
  • Damage to soft tissue in the mouth such as the tongue, cheeks, or gums
  • It is best to have these issues addressed immediately when they affect you. If these issues are not cared for, then worse issues could arise that could potentially cause more pain and require more extensive treatment.

    If you have experienced serious trauma to your head, neck or torso, then you should go to the emergency room, urgent care or your general physician before coming to us to care for your oral health.

    Call Us Today

    Contact us for more information. A member of our team will be happy to help you know what to do before an emergency happens and what to do until you can come in for your appointment.