Emergency Endodontics Specialist

Emergency Endodontics

Emergency endodontics can address unexpected dental care needs, and knowing where to turn can make the experience far easier to manage. Jeffrey D. Krupp, DDS, offers emergency endodontic care to residents of San Jose, California, and the surrounding region. Same-day appointments are available, and online booking is an option for less urgent care needs.  

What is emergency endodontics?

Endodontic treatments focus on correcting problems in the innermost portions of a tooth. When an issue arises unexpectedly, emergency endodontics facilitates a quick resolution.

Dental emergencies can arise at any time of day or night, often with little or no warning. When you have a trusted team to turn to, navigating a dental emergency is an easier process. Jeffrey D. Krupp, DDS, is proud to be the practice of choice for so many people in and around San Jose. 

How do I know if my issue is considered an endodontic emergency?

The best way to think about endodontic emergencies is to assess whether your need can be met during a normally scheduled office visit. If you feel that you need to be seen more swiftly, an emergency care visit is likely the right course of action. 

Some of the conditions that are considered endodontic emergencies include:

  • Knocked-out, or avulsed tooth
  • Severe dental pain
  • Cracked, chipped, or broken tooth
  • Traumatic injury 
  • Sports injury
  • Signs of infection, including fever, swelling, or redness
  • Teeth that have been pushed out of normal alignment

If you’re unsure whether your dental needs are a true endodontic emergency, call the office to explain your circumstances and determine the next steps. 

How can I prepare for an emergency visit?

While it isn’t always easy, the best thing you can do to prepare for an emergency dental visit is to try and remain as calm as possible. Extreme stress and anxiety take a toll on your body and mind and can cause you to make serious errors that threaten your health. 

If your mouth is bleeding, bite down gently on a clean piece of gauze or cloth. If you’ve knocked out a tooth, try to place it back in the socket and bite down to hold it in place. You can also place a lost tooth in a small container of room-temperature milk or water with a pinch of salt. 

Don’t ignore signs of infection. Severe pain, fever, swelling in your mouth or jaw, or redness in your gums or other soft tissues all indicate infection. Left untreated, infection can spread to your bloodstream and cause a serious health crisis. 

If you or a loved one needs emergency endodontics treatment, call Jeffrey D. Krupp, DDS, right away. Online booking is available for less time-sensitive scheduling needs. 

Jeffrey D. Krupp, D.D.S., M.S.
✆ Phone (appointments): 408-610-1600
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 408-371-1444
Address: 3994 S. Bascom Ave, Suite 5, San Jose, CA 95124