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Dr. Eugene Azuma, DDS

Dental Emergencies Honolulu HI

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Dr. Eugene Azuma

Immediate Relief: Dental Emergencies

Dr. Azuma understands that dental emergencies can happen unexpectedly, causing discomfort and anxiety. We are dedicated to delivering prompt care to relieve your symptoms and avoid potential complications.

Dr. Azuma is well-prepared to address a range of dental emergencies, combining precision, compassion, and top-tier expertise. Whether you’re experiencing a sudden toothache or have suffered a knocked-out tooth, our specialized dental emergencies services are readily accessible with just a phone call.

Recognizing Dental Emergencies: What You Need to Know

Dental emergencies can bring about severe discomfort or noticeable damage, making it crucial to understand what constitutes an emergency. Here’s a clear guide:

  • Severe Toothache: Intense, persistent tooth pain may signal an underlying infection, cavity, or abscess, which requires immediate attention.
  • Broken or Chipped Teeth: Accidents can lead to visible tooth damage, whether minor or significant.
  • Knocked-Out Tooth: Losing a tooth due to trauma is a critical situation. Acting quickly to preserve the tooth increases the chances of successful reattachment.
  • Loose or Misaligned Tooth: If a tooth becomes loose or shifts out of alignment, seeking professional care promptly is essential to prevent potential loss.
  • Swelling in Jaw or Gums: Unusual swelling in the jaw or gums may indicate a severe infection, demanding immediate attention.
  • Bleeding from the Mouth: Continuous, unexplained bleeding from the gums or mouth.

The Importance Of Prompt Care In Dental Emergencies

Swift action in a dental emergency holds paramount importance for several compelling reasons:

  • Preventing Further Damage: Acting promptly and appropriately can often salvage a tooth or stop a minor issue from snowballing into a major dental problem.
  • Minimizing Discomfort: Seeking early professional intervention aids in effectively managing pain and discomfort, ensuring a quicker path to relief.
  • Averting Long-Term Complications: Delaying treatment may result in the development of chronic issues that are not only more complex to address but also entail higher costs and more time-consuming procedures.

Dental Emergencies Guide

While it’s crucial to seek professional assistance in dental emergencies, you can take initial steps to minimize damage and discomfort before obtaining the necessary care. Review the information related to dental emergencies and reach out to our office for an emergency visit.

Severe Toothache:

  • Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the affected area.
  • Gently use dental floss to remove trapped food or debris causing irritation.
  • If there’s swelling, apply a cold compress.
  • Avoid applying heat or aspirin directly to the tooth, as it can worsen the issue.
    Broken, Chipped, Or Knocked-Out Teeth:

For a knocked-out tooth:

  • Try to keep it moist in milk or a tooth preservation product.
  • If possible, reposition the tooth in its socket without touching the root, handling it by the crown only.

Lost Fillings Or Crowns:

  • Keep the affected area clean if a filling or crown falls out.
  • Avoid consuming hard or sticky foods on the affected side.

Swollen Jaw Or Gums:

  • Apply a cold compress to reduce swelling.
  • Steer clear of hot, cold, or spicy foods that may aggravate the area.

Bleeding From The Mouth:

  • Use a clean cloth or gauze, gently applying pressure to the bleeding area.
  • If bleeding persists for more than a few minutes, seek professional help immediately.

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Dental Emergencies

What qualifies as a dental emergency?

Any situation causing severe pain, bleeding, or trauma to the teeth or gums, like a knocked-out tooth, severe infection, or broken tooth, is an emergency.

Can I wait to see my dentist if my tooth is knocked out?

No, time is crucial. Try to see your dentist immediately, ideally within an hour, to increase the chance of saving the tooth.

What should I do if I have a severe toothache?

Rinse your mouth with warm water, gently use dental floss to remove any trapped food, and contact your dentist. Avoid applying aspirin directly to the gum.

How do I handle a chipped or broken tooth?

Save any pieces. Rinse your mouth and the fragments with warm water. If there’s bleeding, apply gauze, and use a cold compress to reduce swelling. See your dentist as soon as possible.

What can I do for a lost filling or crown?

Keep the crown or filling if you find it. For a lost filling, use sugar-free gum or dental cement as a temporary fix. If a crown falls out, dental cement can reattach it temporarily. See your dentist quickly.

What if I have a dental emergency and the office is closed?

Many dentists have an emergency contact number for after-hours. If not, visit the emergency room for immediate care, especially if the situation is severe.

Contact Us


(808) 528-2221 (office)

808-528-1116 (fax)


1060 Young St. Suite 220
Honolulu, HI. 96814

Office Hours

Monday – 8:00 – 5:00
Tuesday – 8:00 – 5:00
Wednesday – 8:00 – 5:00
Thursday – Closed
Friday – 8:00 – 5:00
Saturday – 8:00 – 12:30

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