Emergency Dentistry

Permadent Dental Implant Center

Dental Implant Surgeons & Denture Specialists located in Torrance, CA

You should never ignore dental pain or bleeding, two of the top problems requiring emergency dentistry. MariaElena Rodriguez, DDS, and Perry R. Klokkevold, DDS, MS, FACD, and our specialists at PermaDent® Dental Implant Center specialize in emergency dentistry, with a focus on problems related to broken or damaged teeth and gums, dental implants, and teeth that need to be extracted. If you need emergency dental care, call our office in Torrance, California, or schedule a same-day appointment online.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

When do I need emergency dentistry?

You should seek emergency dental care when you need help for pain, to stop bleeding, or to restore a damaged tooth. 

It’s important to never ignore tooth pain and here’s why: By the time you feel the pain, chances are an infection has already developed and spread. Dental infections don’t go away on their own; they only get worse without treatment.

What dental emergencies do you treat?

At PermaDent Dental Implant Center, we specialize in:

Dental extraction emergencies

Extraction emergencies occur when we need to quickly remove a tooth. This can be the result of an accident or sudden, sharp pain. 

Dental implant emergencies

Several types of dental implant problems require emergency care. The prosthetic tooth attached to your implant may become chipped or fractured. It’s also possible to develop an infection at the implant site or to suffer an injury that damages the surrounding structures.

Very rarely, a dental implant fails, often due to an underlying health condition such as an autoimmune disorder. Patients who smoke are also at risk for implant failure because smoking restricts blood flow.

All these dental implant problems justify seeking emergency dental care to relieve your pain, repair the problem, and prevent complications from developing.

What dental or gum infections need emergency dentistry?

Severe tooth pain develops when an infection affects nerves. Two common causes of infections are:  


Periodontitis is a gum infection that develops when bacteria and plaque get below the gum line. As chronic inflammation goes untreated, periodontitis can lead to receding gums and cause damage to the underlying bone. 

Dental abscess

An abscess is a buildup of pus that develops in response to an infection in your gums and/or teeth. While abscess pain is severe and often appears suddenly, in most cases, the underlying infection was around long before the abscess.

If you experience any of these issues or have severe pain in a tooth, you’ll receive quick, compassionate, and pain-relieving care at PermaDent Dental Implant Center. Call our office.