Ivan Ho, DDS, Smile Transformation Specialist

Emergency Dentistry Services

Expert restorative dentist Ivan Ho will use his emergency dentistry skills to treat emergencies and restore your smile to full health and function.

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.

Dr. Ivan Ho has more than 30 years of experience in dealing with virtually all types of dental problems and emergency situations. His daily routine at Pro Smiles 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. Ivan 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.


What Emergency Dentistry Services We Offer?

Pro Smiles Orange County takes pride in being a full-service dental office. Our dentist, Dr. Ivan Ho, specializes in cosmetic dentistry, smile transformations, dental restorations, general dentistry, and emergency dentistry. So if you or any of your loved ones have an emergency, you can be sure that Dr. Ivan Ho will not just fix the issue; He will also restore and improve your smile.

Dental emergencies can 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.

Fractured Tooth

Tooth injuries happen in a variety of events  – from sports and or 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. others 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 badly, the blood supply and nerves inside the tooth become exposed, causing extreme pain and bleeding. If you have a fractured tooth that is painful and bleeding, then you should call and visit Dr. Ivan Ho immediately. He will thoroughly examine the damaged tooth and provide necessary treatment.

Cracked Tooth

A crack that does not extend into the deeper dentin and pulp layers of a tooth is generally painless. Regardless of it’s 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 treatments, such as a root canal treatment. If the crack is so deep that it extends into the tooth root, then the tooth has to be removed and replaced with a suitable prosthesis. If you have a cracked tooth that is pain free, don’t 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.

Painful or Missing Crowns or Implants

If you are having pain in one of your older fillings, dental implant, crown, or a 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 a bridge are also dental emergencies which 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, don’t hesitate to call our office for an appointment. Dr. Ivan Ho will be happy to see you and offer emergency dentistry services.

Emergency Dentistry Management of Dental Abscesses

An abscess refers to a painful swelling around the gums, teeth, or the tooth pulper. 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 actually your body’s natural way of localizing the infection so that it doesn’t 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. Call Dr. Ivan Ho immediately for an emergency dentistry appointment. Early dental intervention goes a long way in preventing the spread of infection and tooth loss