4 Dentists found in Spokane Valley, WA
Dr. C Family Dentistry
13514 E 32nd Ave, Spokane Valley WA 99216
North Pines Dental Care
1107 N Pines Rd, Spokane Valley WA 99206
Willamette Dental Group - Spokane Valley
9019 E Mission Ave, Spokane Valley WA 99212
13314 E Nora Ave # A, Spokane Valley WA 99216
What You Need to Bring to Your Emergency AppointmentEmergency dental offices are run much like a regular dental office would, so you need to make sure you arrive at least 15 minutes before your emergency appointment is due to start. This is so you can have enough time to fill out any paperwork the emergency dentist has for you without cutting into your appointment.
Same Day Denture RepairBroken dentures are just like any other dental emergency – they need to be fixed as soon as possible. If you need same day emergency denture repair, we have the emergency dentists and the lab technicians to do it. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s not possible for a pair of dentures to be fully repaired, so new ones may be required. If this is the case, don’t worry, we can have you fitted for new ones on the spot!
The Most Common Dental EmergenciesBecause dental emergencies don’t exactly announce what they are when they happen or give you a time and day for when they plan to show up, so having an idea of what the most common dental emergencies are can help you identify when you’re having one. For starters, certain dental emergencies, such as having a tooth knocked out, will show up and make themselves known immediately. An abscessed tooth, however, is the result of underlying dental issues that were left to fester. Knowing when you’re having a dental emergency is important, but you also need to know when it’s time to visit your local hospital’s emergency room instead of an emergency dentist. For example, if you’ve had some teeth knocked out in a car accident but received head trauma, as well, you need to go to the hospital first and the emergency dentist after.
Losing Your Permanent TeethLosing one or more of your adult teeth can be scary, especially if it happened as a result of a traumatic accident, like a car accident, for example. Before you call us, you need to make sure that you are clear of any head trauma that requires you to be treated at your local emergency room. If you can find the tooth, or teeth, that you’ve lost, make sure you remember to pick it up by the crown and not the root. Any damage to the root of a tooth may make it impossible for the emergency dentist to safely plant it back in the socket. Next, rinse it off with some water to keep it clean. If the tooth and the socket haven’t taken too much damage, you can try and put the tooth back in yourself. Doing so is the best way to preserve the tooth until you can get to your appointment, but putting it in a cup of milk or water will do the trick, too.
Abscessed Teeth and Oral InfectionsAbscessed teeth and oral infections can develop and fester a lot faster than you’d think. For example, a chip happens close to the gum line, creating an entrance for bacteria, food, you name it. Your toothbrush isn’t able to clean in there, which in turn allows an abscessed tooth to form. Unfortunately, abscessed teeth and oral infections aren’t always easily spotted, especially when the infection is inside your tooth. However, sometimes you can get lucky and spot what looks like a pimple inside your mouth. Abscessed teeth and oral infections are no joke. They are extremely dangerous and, if left untreated, become a life-threatening problem. If you suspect you have an abscessed tooth or any form of an oral infection, call us at (855) 352-6790 straight away.
Losing a Filling or a CrownUnfortunately, it’s pretty common for patients to lose a filling or a crown, but there are many different ways you can save your tooth while we book an appointment for you. The minute you realize you’ve lost a crown or a filling, you need to spring into action and head to your local pharmacy or general drug store to find some dental cement. If none is available, using a small piece of gauze or a cotton ball to plug the hole in your tooth will also work, too. Overall, just make sure you cover that hole. If you leave the tooth exposed to food, drinks, etc., instead of filling it back up or putting a crown back on it, the emergency may have to remove it.
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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.