Any time the pain of a dental problem is excruciating to the point that you can no longer handle it or the teeth or gums are in danger of being permanently damaged if left untreated, it is a dental emergency. Common dental emergencies include:
In all of these cases, time is of the essence. The longer you wait to reimplant a knocked out tooth, for instance, the less likely it is for the gum to accept it again. If you’re in the midst of a dental emergency, seek care immediately.
If you have a dental emergency, call Cascadia Dental Specialists immediately at (425)644-7444. If there is no answer, call the phone number provided in the voicemail. Once you’re in contact with one of our specialists, they may provide you with instructions to help preserve your teeth. They will schedule an emergency appointment and get you taken care of as quickly as possible.
If your tooth has been knocked out, recover it and rinse it in water. Do not scrub the tooth. Save any chipped or broken pieces of the tooth. Most importantly, seek treatment as quickly as possible. Dental emergencies can be severe if they go untreated.
Preventing dental emergencies is a matter of having great oral hygiene and keeping yourself out of dangerous situations. For some, avoiding dental emergencies is as simple as avoiding contact sports. If you want to prevent a dental emergency, it’s recommended that you:
Most importantly, you should hold regular teeth cleaning appointments with Cascadia Dental Specialists at least once every six months. This allows their dental professionals to stay on top of any oral health problems you may have and prevent them from becoming emergencies.
If you have a dental emergency, call Cascadia Dental Specialists at (425) 644-7444.
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