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24/7 Emergency Dentist Seattle
Trying to track down an emergency dentist in Seattle during the odd hours of the night over a painful dental emergency is never an easy thing to do. Endlessly searching “emergency dentist Seattle” won’t get you an appointment booked as quickly as you need one. Thankfully, you’ve ended up in the right place for immediate help as soon as you need relief from the pain.
Our emergency dentist Seattle network operates on a 24-hour basis, always ready to take your call and book an appointment in your name the minute you find yourself stuck in a dental emergency. Appointments are booked in as little as 24 hours, so don’t wait any longer to call us and let us help you get the relief you so desperately need.
What You Must Bring to Your Seattle Emergency Dentist Appointment
While we work on booking the appointment for you and call you back with the details of when and where, you’ll need to make sure you have everything ready to bring with you.
Even though most patients don’t need a reminder, you will need to remember to bring a piece of acceptable ID, such as a birth certificate or your driver’s license, for example. If you’ve visited your regular dentist recently and returned home with paperwork, a copy of your patient profile, etc., make sure you bring that information with you, as well.
If you’re currently taking any medications or are aware of any allergies you have, making a list to give to the emergency dentist and their team is more than a good idea. They will need to know this information to make sure they don’t use or give you anything during your appointment that will affect your medication in a negative way or result in you having an allergic reaction.
Once we’ve called you back to give you the information for your appointment, it definitely couldn’t hurt to call the emergency dentist we set up your appointment with. If you currently have dental insurance coverage, calling to inquire whether it will be accepted or not, or to ask for a quote for your appointment if you don’t have insurance, is a great way to avoid any surprises.
Because the emergency dentist will more than likely have paperwork for you to fill out before your appointment begins, it’s important that you arrive with a minimum of 15 minutes to spare. You can also use this time to ask the emergency dentist and their team any questions.
A fear of the dentist is more common than the majority of patients, especially those with the fear, would believe. Rest assured that all of the emergency dentists in our network have experience with patients who have a fear of the dentist. They, along with their staff, accommodate all of their patient’s needs, especially when it comes to keeping them comfortable.
Same Day Denture Repair in Seattle
If 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 For
It’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 Tooth
If 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 Infections
Abscessed 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 Crown
Losing 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 Extraction
Going 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 Dentist
You 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.