If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, it’s important to call your dentist right away. Call us at (253) 857-0835 to schedule an emergency appointment. If you’re unable to reach us, dial 911 or go to your closest hospital for immediate medical attention.
Your well being is our number one priority and we will do everything possible to ensure you receive appropriate treatment. Some common dental emergencies include:
Take an over-the-counter pain reliever to ease the pain. However, never put the pill directly on the aching tooth. You can also apply an ice pack to the sore area. If the pain persists, contact your dentist.
A broken or chipped tooth can usually be saved. Contact your dentist and let them know what happened.
Knocked out tooth
If a knocked out tooth is put back in place quickly (within 10 minutes), chances are good it can take root again. However, after 2 hours, the chances are less likely. If the tooth looks clean, try putting it back in the socket. However, if that’s not possible, put the tooth in a container of cold milk and contact your dentist immediately to have it replaced.
Tongue or lip that’s been badly bitten
If the lip is swollen, apply an ice pack to reduce the swelling. If your tongue is bleeding, press down on the bleeding part to stop it. If bleeding persists, visit your hospital immediately.
Object stuck between teeth
Use dental floss to gently dislodge the stuck object. Never use a sharp object to poke between your teeth. If the object remains stuck, contact your dentist.
If you lose a filling, apply a piece of chewed, softened sugarless gum to the tooth where the filling was lost and contact your dentist right away.