Emergencies happen when we least expect them. Mid Wilshire Dentistry is here for those unforeseen occurrences, and we’re here for those times that whatever can go wrong does go wrong. As the experienced dentist for the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, Dr. Laska is a seasoned professional when it comes to dealing with dental trauma, whether it’s a lost, cracked, or chipped tooth, or jaw and bone damage.Dr. Laska is a doctor of dental surgery, completing his undergraduate studies at UCLA and graduating from USC School of Dentistry in 1970. Since then, Dr. Laska has been in private practice in the LA area since that time. In nearly fifty years of practicing general, cosmetic, and emergency dentistry, he’s seen it all.Common Dental Emergencies
Toothache (during brushing, eating, and beyond)
Knocked Out Tooth
Chipped / Broken Teeth
Mouth Injuries / Prolonged Mouth Bleeding
Broken / Loose / Compromised Braces
Lost Crown / Filling
Common Activities where Dental Emergencies Occur:
Athletic Events (Especially Basketball)
Alternative Sports (Think Skateboarding, Skiing, Snowboarding)
Drunkenness (Whether at Home or in Public)
Car / Biking Accidents
Eating Hard Foods
How to Avoid Dental Emergencies
Avoiding harsh foods that can damage your teeth is a start. If you grind your teeth, it’s important to get the problem diagnosed and put a plan into action for protecting your teeth. Staying away from heavy contact sports, or at the very least wearing protective mouthguards will go a long way toward ensuring your oral health.
Staying on top of your brushing and flossing routine is paramount to your oral health (and therefore staying out of dental emergencies). Keeping your twice annual check-ups with Mid Wilshire Dentistry will also ensure optimum oral health for years to come.
What to do in an Emergency
The thing about emergencies is that they can’t really be planned for. If you experience tooth damage or experience any amount of prolonged pain, call 213-550-2357 right away. If the situation cannot wait and you believe your emergency goes beyond your oral health, then you should visit the nearest hospital immediately. Otherwise, contact Mid Wilshire Dentistry today and we’ll schedule your appointment so we can treat the issue with quickness and precision.
Of course we hope we never have to see you during an emergency at Mid Wilshire Dentistry, but if we do, we’re here to handle it. Call today to learn more about our general, cosmetic, and emergency dental procedures.