Urgent Care

It’s essential that dental emergencies be treated promptly to prevent serious complications, possible permanent damage (such as tooth loss), or expensive repairs. At Sugarfree Dental, located in the Koreatown/East Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California, Dr. Daniel Kyu Yang provides same-day, urgent care appointments to ensure patients get the care they need when they need it.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is urgent dental care?

Urgent care is immediate dental care provided for emergency pain or injury involving the teeth or soft tissue of your mouth. Because alleviating your pain and preventing further complications are of paramount importance to Dr. Yang, he provides patients of all ages with same-day appointments when dental emergencies occur.

What are the most common types of dental emergencies?

Among the most common emergencies treated at Sugarfree Dental are:

  • Wisdom tooth pain/infection
  • Permanent adult tooth knocked out
  • A Baby tooth knocked out
  • A cracked tooth
  • Chipped tooth
  • Injuries inside the mouth
  • For toothaches
  • Lost crown or filling
  • Gum pain, swelling, or abscess

Can a tooth be saved once it's been knocked out of the socket?

More than five million teeth are knocked out every year, according to the American Association of Endodontists. The good news is that in many cases these teeth can be saved. The first step is to keep the removed tooth moist until reaching Dr. Yang’s office. Gently rinse it in water to remove dirt, but don’t scrub. If possible, place the tooth back into the socket without touching the root. The root can be damaged easily, and these cells are needed for reattachment. If the tooth can not be placed back into the socket, the next best thing is to store it in the mouth or immerse it in milk or saliva.

However, baby teeth should never be put back in the socket when knocked out. Doing so can negatively impact the permanent tooth underneath.

Even if you're unable to recover your tooth, it's still important that you see Dr. Kyu Yang as soon as possible. He can determine if there is any damage to the jaw or soft tissues of the mouth and decide on the best course of treatment.

At Sugarfree Dental, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Best Life And Health
Blue Cross
Delta Dental
MetLife Dental
Principal Dental
The Standard
United Concordia
United Healthcare

Words from our patients

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    "Had a wonderful experience with Dr. Yang, Dr. Yoon and their team at Sugarfree Dental! Welcoming and warm, they take time to listen to your concerns."

    Julia M.
  • Yelp

    "Nobody likes going to the dentist, but the folks at Sugarfree make it as pleasant as possible. Both times I have left with a smile on my face."

    David A.
  • Google+

    "Extremely helpful staff and superb dentist. Painless, quick, and high quality work. Would highly recommend Sugarfree Dental to anyone in LA looking for a dentist."

    Kevin S.
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    "They make sure you are taken care of and any questions or concerns are dealt with immediately and satisfactorily."

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  • Yelp

    "This office is positively the best. They are kind, professional and just as nice as you could ever want. We wouldn't dream of going anywhere else."

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    "Dr. Yang is thorough, informative and has the softest touch of any dentist I've been to."

    Aconite B.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Daniel Yang is very professional and thorough with his approach. He takes your situation very seriously and carefully explains every possible option for you."

    Jennifer L.
  • Google+

    "Dr. Yang and his staff are informative and comforting. Overall experience was amazing."

    Joe A.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Yang is amazing at what he does as he is very patient and thorough with his work."

    Shi Hao H.
Sugarfree Dental
956 N. Western Ave
Los Angeles County

Los Angeles, CA 90029
Phone: 323-462-0655
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