Urgent Care Specialist

Dani Benyaminy, DDS

General & Cosmetic Dentist located in Los Angeles, CA

Because dental emergencies are never planned, Dr. Dani Benyaminy provides as-needed appointments. Dr. Dani, located in the Century City/Westwood area of Los Angeles, makes time to treat patients in the event of a knocked out tooth, abscess or a toothache.

Urgent Care Q & A

What types of dental issues require urgent care?

Among the most common dental emergencies that Dr. Dani treats in his practice are:

  • Wisdom tooth pain and infections
  • Permanent adult teeth that are knocked out
  • A cracked tooth
  • A chipped tooth
  • Injuries and cuts inside the mouth
  • Toothaches
  • A lost crown or filling
  • Gum pain, swelling, or abscess

Can a knocked out permanent tooth be saved?

In many cases, a permanent tooth can be replanted. Patients should keep the dislodged tooth moist until reaching the dentist. 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 part of the tooth that was under the gum). 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 and wrap it in a clean cloth. Similarly, if a tooth is chipped, keep the chipped piece moist with a couple of drops of water, then wrap the chip in gauze, place it inside a plastic bag and take it to the dentist immediately. Please note, baby teeth that are prematurely knocked out should not be put back in the socket. Doing so can negatively impact the permanent tooth underneath.

How can I prevent emergency issues?

Dr. Dani offers the following tips to minimize dental emergencies:

  • Wear a mouthguard when participating in sports.
  • Don’t chew ice, popcorn kernels or hard candy. These can cause a tooth to crack.
  • Don’t use your teeth to open or cut things. Always use scissors.
  • Visit the dentist for routine exams and cleanings twice a year. Without regular check-ups, dental issues can go undetected and turn into serious, emergencies.

Insurance Policy

Some of the major insurances we accept are displayed to the right, however, we gladly accept ALL PPO Insurance plans and are a Delta Dental Premier provider. We will gladly help you to understand whether your insurance has limits on the doctors you can see or the services you can receive. If you provide complete and accurate information about your insurance, we will submit claims to your insurance carrier and receive payments for services. Depending on your insurance coverage, you may be responsible for co-payments, co-insurance, or other deductible amounts. Please contact our office or call your insurance carrier should you have any questions.

Aetna
Ameritas PPO
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Assurant Employee Benefits
BCBS
Blue Cross of California
Cigna
Delta Dental Premier
First Dental Health PPO
GEHA/Connection Dental
Guardian PPO
Humana
Lincoln Financial Group
Metlife PPO
Premier Access
Principal Financial Group