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Dealing With Dental Emergencies


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If you have never suffered a dental emergency, consider yourself lucky. If you should suffer one, however, you should know what to do. The actions you take immediately following the emergency could mean the difference between a minor repair and one that is very serious, resulting in permanent loss of your tooth or worse!

The Knocked Out Tooth


The most crucial thing to remember about a knocked out tooth is how to preserve it, especially if you are dealing with a permanent tooth. The key is to keep it moist. Before you pick it up, however, make sure that you can do so from the top of the tooth, not the bottom as you could touch and damage the roots. If you can easily put the tooth back in the socket, do so. If not, place it in your mouth, between your cheek and gums. If that makes you uneasy, you can also store it in a glass of milk.

The Cracked Tooth


A cracked tooth is not as serious as a knocked out tooth, but it still requires an emergency dental visit. As soon as you are able, rinse your mouth out with warm water. You should rinse until you can no longer see blood. Once your mouth is clean, apply a clean, cold compress to the area to limit the amount of swelling that occurs as well as the amount of pain you suffer.

In either of these dental emergencies you should call us and get to the dental office as soon as possible.

Dr. Arielle Liberman


Dr. Liberman is a highly skilled dentist with over a decade of clinical experience in the Bay Area.

Her training includes a year long residency in Advanced General Dentistry at the University of California San Francisco following her graduation from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Liberman has experience treating the dental needs of an entire family, from young children to seniors. She and her staff are committed to caring for each patient with the highest professional standards in an environment of gentle and personalized care.
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I've been coming here for half a year now, Arielle and her team are always so friendly and thorough. They answer all of my questions and are very great at working with my schedule. And of course they do great work on my teeth.
~Andy H.

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Our office is located at 2497 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA in the Portola District, near the Silver Avenue exit of 101.


We serve our neighbors in Bernal Heights, Mission Terrace, Visitation Valley, Excelsior, and the Bayview District, and all over San Francisco and the Bay Area. We are proud of our beautifully updated treatment rooms and state-of-the-art technology in the Bay Area.

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Arielle Liberman DMD
FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY
2497 San Bruno Ave, San Francisco, CA 94134
(415) 468-3756
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