Ventura Emergency Dental Care

Dental emergency and urgent care during COVID-19

To better support you during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have expanded our services to include teledentistry consultations to assist you with your dental emergency and urgent dental concerns.

In this one-on-one video conference, we will work with you to assess and triage your dental needs and provide recommendations for next steps in treatment or at-home dental care. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Philip Kroll or Dr. Stephanie Kroll using our emergency teledentistry platform.

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What is a dental emergency?

When you are dealing with a dental problem, discussing your dental concern with Dr. Phil or Dr. Steph should be your first step. However, what if you encounter a dental problem in the middle of the night, holiday, or weekend? If you’re dealing with a severe dental problem outside normal office hours, you may need an emergency dental visit or even an emergency room visit.

It is important to understand the difference between a dental urgency that can wait until the next morning or a life-threatening dental emergency that can risk your overall health. Here’s what you should know about recognizing dental emergencies.

How to know if it’s a dental emergency?

To help you determine if you can wait to be seen by Dr. Phil or Dr. Steph or if you need to take a trip to the ER or urgent care, ask yourself the following questions:

Symptoms that require urgent dental care

In general, any dental issue that requires immediate treatment to reduce or alleviate severe pain or swelling, stop oral bleeding, or manage dental trauma is considered a dental emergency and may require immediate dental care. This consideration also includes severe infections which can be life-threatening. If you have any of these symptoms, you may be experiencing a dental emergency and should call our office immediately to get in touch with Dr. Phil or Dr. Steph.

What is not a dental emergency?

If the problem can wait until Dr. Phil or Dr. Steph can see you next, it isn’t a dental emergency. Sometimes problems that seem critical can actually wait as long as you take care of yourself. Here are some examples of dental concerns that can wait:

If you would like to have a consultation with Dr. Phil or Dr. Steph, please get in touch with us at (805) 643-7516 or visit our teledentistry portal to schedule your visit.

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Hours: Monday to Thursday from 8am to 5pm | Office: (805) 643-7516​