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Mukilteo, WA 98275
Emergency dentistry deals with urgent dental issues that require immediate attention. Some of the most common dental emergencies include severe toothaches, chipped or broken teeth, knocked-out teeth, and oral infections. While some dental emergencies may seem minor, they can quickly become serious if left untreated, leading to pain, discomfort, and even permanent damage to the teeth and gums. Our compassionate team is here to provide emergency dental care as soon as possible to ensure the best possible outcome and to prevent further complications.
Kids and adults lose over five million teeth every year!
Unexpected dental trauma can quickly ruin a good day. Rest assured that almost any problem can be addressed and resolved by our dental team. Take a deep breath, manage any pain or bleeding, and give our team a call. We’re at your side with urgent dental care when you need it most.
First, gently rinse out your mouth with a slightly warm mix of salt and water. Place a moistened piece of gauze over the bleeding area and apply slight pressure by either biting or pressing down. Replace the gauze around every 20 minutes until you reach our office or bleeding subsides.
Use over-the-counter medication, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, for pain relief. If physical trauma has resulted in swelling, apply an ice pack against the outside of the cheek for 15 to 20 minutes at a time to lessen inflammation.
Once the situation has been managed, call our office as soon as possible. We’ll be able to confirm your emergency dental visit and provide guidance until you reach the office. We recommend saving our number, (425) 584-6359, to your phone so you’ll be ready in case urgent care is needed.
With dental emergencies, time is of the essence. Prompt treatment can offer immediate pain relief and be the difference between saving your natural tooth or requiring a replacement procedure. We offer same-day emergency dental services when treatment can’t wait. You can trust our team to be there for you for unexpected dental emergencies with quick, compassionate care.
Treatment will vary depending on your situation. We’ll ask questions during your initial call to make sure we’re prepared to deliver the best treatment as soon as possible. When a tooth is knocked out, immediate care can reinsert the tooth and hold it in place with tooth splinting. This allows the tooth to heal in place with extra stabilization. Chipped or broken teeth may be repaired through dental bonding, or a dental crown if the damage is more severe. Severe toothaches are often the sign of infection and may be treated with root canal therapy. We’ll always strive to maintain your natural tooth, but some cases may warrant an emergency tooth extraction. Our team will assess the situation and offer the best recommendation for overall oral health and immediate patient comfort.
Place a knocked-out tooth in a container of cold milk to preserve the root while you head to your emergency appointment.
If left untreated, a tooth infection can spread to other parts of your body and cause issues that impact your overall health.