4 Dentists found in Seattle, WA
Issaquah Dental Health: Mark Herzog, DMD
6520 226th Pl SE #200, Issaquah WA 98027
Dentists of Covington
27237 172nd Ave SE Ste 105A, Covington WA 98042
Michael A MacInnes, DDS, PLLC
336 228th Ave NE #200, Sammamish WA 98074
All Care Family Dentistry
4501 NE 4th St # A, Renton WA 98059
What You Must Bring to Your Seattle Emergency Dentist Appointment
Same Day Denture Repair in SeattleIf your dentures are damaged, broken, or are in need of repairs, in general, they create a massive problem when they are supposed to be a solution. With this in mind, we’ve made sure that we are able to offer emergency denture repair Seattle through emergency dentists who work closely with lab technicians. Your set of dentures can be fully restored or you can be fitted for an entirely new set all in the same day, during a single appointment.
The Most Common Dental Emergencies to Watch Out ForIt’s easier to get through a dental emergency until we can get you to an emergency dentist when you know which dental emergency you’re going through and what you can do about them. Whether it’s knowing what to do during an immediate emergency or prevent a problem from getting worse, knowledge is definitely power when it comes to dental emergencies. All emergencies, in general, however, are to be put on the back burner if you’ve received trauma to the head that doesn’t directly include your oral health. Head trauma requires you to go to your local emergency room as soon as you possibly can for treatment.
What to Do When You’ve Lost a ToothIf you’re missing a tooth, whether it was knocked out or lost some other way, there’s still a chance to save it and have it implanted back into the empty socket. If you managed to find the lost tooth, make sure you pick it up by the crown and give it a quick rinse with some water. If the root of the tooth isn’t overly damaged, and you’re comfortable doing so, feel free to try to temporarily put it back in the empty socket yourself. This is the best way to preserve the tooth until we can get you to see an emergency dentist, but storing it in a cup of either water or milk is the next best thing. Keep in mind, however, that any head injuries must be treated at your local emergency room before anything else.
The Dangers of an Abscessed Tooth and Oral InfectionsAbscessed teeth and all other oral infections are masters of blending in. Unfortunately, most patients don’t realize they’ve developed an oral infection until the pain has already made itself more than known. A time-sensitive and potentially life-threatening oral infection can develop from something as small as a chipped tooth that created an opening into the inside of a tooth where a toothbrush can’t reach. They make their way through the root of each tooth and into the surrounding tissues, eventually reaching the bloodstream. Like a bodily infection, oral infections can result in blood poisoning and even death. Though they are able to hide well, you can use a compact mirror to look around your mouth for anything that looks like a pimple or a red bump. If you spot either of them, call us immediately.
When You Lose a Filling or a CrownLosing a filling or a crown creates a serious dental emergency that requires immediate action and consistency on your part. As soon as a filling or a crown has fallen out, make sure you call us so we can get started on booking your appointment. Next, get some dental cement, pieces of gauze, or cotton balls for the hole in your tooth. The method you use to keep your tooth covered and protected doesn’t matter, just make sure you keep it covered at all times until we can get you in to see an emergency dentist. If you leave the tooth exposed and without a temporary protective measure, the emergency dentist may be forced to extract the tooth instead of putting a new cap on or refilling the tooth.
What to Expect from an Emergency Tooth ExtractionGoing in for an emergency tooth extraction can be nerve-wracking and downright scary, which is why it’s good for you to have some insight into how this procedure is done. Keep in mind, however, that sometimes the emergency dentist and their staff will be able to save the tooth, instead. They will first do all that they can to save a tooth before they are forced to remove it. The procedure will begin with the area surrounding the tooth that is to be extracted being frozen so you don’t feel any pain, just a bit of pressure. After incisions are made to the surrounding tissues, dental pliers will be used by the emergency dentist to loosen the tooth in its socket. If it doesn’t pop out as it should, the tooth will then be carefully broken up into smaller pieces and removed that way. Before you leave their office to go home, the emergency dentist will take some time to discuss important aftercare instructions with you. You will need to follow these instructions on a strict level at home to avoid developing an infection and to minimize the amount of time it will take the extraction site to properly heal.
An Emergency Room vs Seattle Emergency DentistYou must know whether you need to go to your local emergency room or visit a Seattle emergency dentist first when an emergency strikes, whether it’s solely dental-related or not. Emergency room doctors can’t save your teeth, but they can treat major injuries, help manage your pain, and, more importantly, treat any sustained head trauma. Seattle emergency dentists aren’t able to treat sustained head trauma, but they can save your teeth, help manage your pain to a lesser extent, and treat oral injuries. Always remember to go straight to your local ER if you’ve had any type of emergency and received head trauma.
For more information or to seek immediate help from a 24-hour dentist, you can call Emergency Dentist 24/7 toll-free at (855)-352-6790. Our operators are standing by right now to take your call.
There are a wide variety of common injuries and emergencies that require immediate or as soon as possible dental care. Fortunately for you, these are often easily dealt with and do not require such a fuss once you’ve made it to an emergency dentist.