Emergency Dental Care

A dental emergency can occur anywhere and anytime. The most important thing is that you must see a dentist immediately when you are having one. We frequently treat dental emergencies that arise from:

  • Severe pain that does not go away even after taking pain medication.
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Knocked-out or fractured tooth
  • Dislodged filling
  • Dislodged crown or bridge
  • Broken orthodontic wire
  • Something stuck between two teeth 

No matter what dental problem has brought your life to a screeching halt, we recommend you call us immediately.

Call 949-880-6638 now so that we can help coordinate your emergency dental care in Laguna Hills, California. Dr. Ivan Ho has more than 30 years of experience in dealing with virtually all types of dental problems and emergency situations, and his daily routine involves transforming the smiles of patients who had given up on the prospect of enjoying their dream smiles. As a top cosmetic and general dentist abreast with the latest advancements in cosmetic dentistry and smile transformations, Dr. Ho and his team will help you turn your dental emergency into a healthy, lasting and beautiful smile.

If you feel that you are having a dental emergency, please contact us right away at 949-880-6638 to schedule your visit with our dentist.


Pro Smiles OC takes pride in being a full-service dental office. Dental emergencies can happen anywhere and anytime. Knowing what to do in case of a dental emergency goes a long way in minimizing the damage to your oral health. So how does one know when they are having a dental emergency? Here are some situations that comprise a dental emergency and must be treated immediately.


Tooth injuries happen in a variety of events — from sports and accidental falls to the simple act of biting down on something hard. Sometimes, teeth become weak due to underlying cavities and may crack spontaneously while chewing. Other people may fracture their tooth while attempting to open a bottle or trying to chew on an ice cube. Although the appearance of surface cracks on the teeth is not something to be worried about, a more severe fracture demands emergency dentistry treatment.

If you damage a tooth, the blood supply and nerves inside the tooth can become exposed, causing extreme pain and bleeding. If you have a fractured tooth that is painful and bleeding, then you should call and visit us immediately. We will thoroughly examine the damaged tooth and provide necessary treatment. 


A crack that does not extend into the deeper dentin and pulp layers of a tooth is generally painless. Regardless of its pain-free nature, the crack must be treated right away. Left untreated, the crack can progress further, and if it penetrates the pulp tissue, there are high chances that the tooth may become infected. in case the tooth gets infected, then you will likely require more extensive treatment, such as a root canal treatment. If the crack is so deep that it extends into the tooth root, then the tooth must be removed and replaced with a suitable prosthesis. If you have a cracked tooth that is pain free, do not be fooled by the lack of emergency symptoms. Be sure to get an appointment as soon as possible so that we can take care of any cracks before they become infected.



If you are having pain in one of your older fillings or a dental implant, crown or bridge, you must not take this situation lightly. Schedule an emergency appointment immediately! If your previous dental work was done in a hurry or without using appropriate tools or dental materials, you could be experiencing an infection or an allergic reaction that must be treated without delay. Dislodged fillings, crowns or bridges are also dental emergencies that must be treated right away.

Even if you have had previous dental work done from another dentist, you do not need to suffer from dental pain. Whatever the reason for your toothache, do not hesitate to call our office for an appointment. We will be happy to see you and offer emergency dentistry services. 


An abscess refers to a painful swelling around the gums teeth, or tooth pulp. Like all other dental emergencies, an abscess requires immediate treatment since it is an indication of a serious underlying infection inside the oral cavity.

The abscess, although quite painful, is your body’s natural way of localizing the infection so that it does not spread. If left untreated, an abscess can burst, allowing the infection to spread. Dental abscesses can develop in the gum tissue, between or around the teeth, or even inside the tooth’s pulp. The latter being more dangerous as it can kill the tooth.

The pain from an abscess can erupt quite suddenly, affecting the whole mouth rather than just the affected tooth. If you suspect you have a tooth abscess, you should immediately seek emergency dentistry services. Early dental intervention goes a long way in preventing the spread of infection and tooth loss.