What To Do In Case Of A Dental Emergency

Daly City Dental Emergencies Many Daly City residents will experience at least one tooth emergency in their life. You could break a tooth playing a sport, accidentally dislodge a dental crown, experience sudden pain caused by an abscess or break a wire on your braces. In the case of a dental emergency, it is vital to see your Daly City dentist as soon as possible!

Following are some immediate treatments:
Broken Tooth: Save any tooth fragments. Rinse mouth with warm water. If the area is bleeding, apply a piece of gauze. A cold compress held on the cheek can reduce swelling and lessen tooth pain. Visit your Daly City dentist as soon as you can.

Lost Filling: Save the filling if you can. It can help your dentist determine why it came out. Do not let food get stuck in the hole left by the filling. Do not chew on the tooth. Brush it gently. Call your Daly City dentist’s office to schedule an emergency appointment right away.

Displaced Crowns: If there is pain, you may apply a dab of clove oil with a Q-tip to the affected tooth (a common home remedy that may reduce pain). Save the crown. If you can’t see your Daly City dentist immediately, you can apply dental cement (available at drugstores) or denture adhesive to temporarily re-attach the crown until you can get to your Daly City dentist. Do not use other types of glue or adhesive.

By visiting your Daly City dentist as soon as possible, you avoid pain, infection and possible further tooth damage. If you delay treatment, even for a few days, you risk needing more extensive treatment later.

For dental emergencies in and around Daly City, call Kenneth Hovden at Kenneth Hovden DDS. Our phone number is 650-755-6000

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-755-6000

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015


Saving Teeth in Daly City

Root Canals in Daly City When a tooth is threatened by severe decay, periodontal disease, or damage from an injury, a skilled Daly City dentist or endodontist must make a judgment call concerning the course of treatment. If the pulp of the tooth is infected or inflamed, a root canal is often the only way to save the tooth.

Kenneth Hovden DDS: 650-755-6000

During a root canal procedure (or endodontic treatment) the soft tissue in the root of the tooth is removed. This tissue contains veins, arteries and lymph vessels. Once the roots are cleaned out and widened, they are filled with a special rubber material. The root canal is only the first step in the complete tooth restoration. After the root canal, without a crown, the tooth will become dry and brittle. The final steps are the core build up and crown.

At Kenneth Hovden DDS, we fabricate strong, natural-looking crowns that blend perfectly with the surrounding teeth. With proper oral hygiene and regular visits to a San Francisco dentist, a tooth with a filled root can often function problem-free for the rest of a patient’s life.

I am Dr. Kenneth Hovden of Kenneth Hovden DDS  dental practice. I have been practicing dentistry since 1981. During that time I have seen hundreds of teeth saved by this effective dental procedure. Root canal therapy at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City has a very high success rate.

Because teeth with infected pulp tissue often cause no symptoms, it is important to have regular dental examinations. I can determine which (if any) teeth have infected roots. If the infection in the soft pulp tissue is left untreated, it can progress to a point where the tooth cannot be saved. Is it time for a thorough dental exam? Call our office at 650-755-6000.

Call Kenneth Hovden DDS immediately if one of your teeth is screaming for attention!


Tooth Decay in Daly City?

San Mateo Residents May Need Restorative Dental Procedures At Kenneth Hovden DDS, we restore decayed teeth to create smiles that are both healthy and beautiful. Recent advances in both techniques and materials have made the ‘impossible’ not only possible, but affordable for everyone in Daly City as well.

Dr. Kenneth Hovden has been restoring teeth since 1981. Ongoing training is essential for staying on the cutting edge of the cosmetic dentistry industry.

Decay is the most common Daly City dental problem and the second most common disease in the nation (number one is the common cold). If you have one or more teeth with decay, it’s time to take care of them.

Fillings, inlays, onlays and crowns are used to restore teeth for our San Francisco cosmetic dental patients. Even the most basic procedure – filling a cavity – has evolved. There are several types of new materials available including porcelain and composite resin. Each has specific strengths and aesthetic considerations. Daly City patients who replace silver amalgam with tooth-colored fillings love getting the metal out of their smile.

Inlays and onlays are more extensive restorations. There are two types: direct or indirect. Direct inlays and onlays are made in your San Mateo cosmetic dental office on the spot and applied in one visit. Indirect inlays and onlays are fabricated in a San Mateo dental lab. They usually require a second visit but the results are well worth the extra trip.

When a San Francisco client has a tooth that cannot be restored with an inlay or an onlay, a natural-looking dental crown is the answer. At Kenneth Hovden DDS, we create crowns that blend in perfectly with the rest of your teeth. Let us show you some photos of patients who have received smile makeovers – you will not see any “Chiclet” crowns that stick out like a sore thumb. In fact, you won’t be able to tell which of our Daly City dental clients have crowns.

Kenneth Hovden DDS is located at 901 Campus Dr Ste 202 in Daly City. Dr. Kenneth Hovden is currently accepting new patients. Call 650-755-6000 to schedule an aesthetic dental consultation

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Are Dental Implants Worth It For Daly City?

Are Dental Implants Worth It For Daly City? A dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement that looks, feels and works like a natural tooth.

The actual dental implant material is usually titanium. A post is surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a stable foundation. The root replacement device can help prevent future jaw bone deterioration that can occur after a tooth has been lost. When the implant has integrated securely with the bone (it can take three to six months), a smaller post is attached. This post extends above the gum line. The artificial tooth (dental crown) is then attached.

The dental implants available in the Daly City and San Mateo area are extremely versatile and can be used in a variety of configurations. One dental implant can replace one missing tooth. A series of implants can replace more than one tooth or anchor a dental bridge. Implants can also act as a sturdy base for partial or full dentures.

When calculating the cost of dental implants in San Francisco, you’ll want to compare them to other restorative options.

Call 650-755-6000 to schedule a visit to discuss your dental goals and the possibility of reasonably cost dental implants. If you are missing one or more teeth, you owe it to yourself to get dental implants information.

-Kenneth Hovden DDS