Experiencing a dental emergency is always frightening. Whether you’ve suddenly fractured a tooth or are simply feeling extreme tooth pain and aren’t sure why, we know that figuring out what to do with on short notice can feel overwhelming. Our Tacoma dental practice should be your first stop when it comes to emergency dental care that you can trust.
We will always be there to help you handle a dental emergency. We make it a point to see our patients the same day that they are dealing with an emergency, so you’ll always know where to turn when the unexpected happens.
When you contact us and let us know that you need urgent care, we’ll do everything we can to see you as quickly as possible!
What Should I Do in Case of an Emergency?
Call our office as soon as possible, and we will be able to schedule a same-day time for you to come in as well as giving you general advice on what to do in the meantime.
If an injury has affected more than just your mouth, your nearest emergency room might be the best place to receive the care you need.
If you’ve knocked out a permanent tooth, do your best to keep the tooth moist at all times. If possible, gently place it back into its socket without touching the root of the tooth. If that’s too difficult, hold the tooth between your cheek and your gum. You can also temporarily store it in milk or an ADA accepted tooth preservation product until you’re able to see the dentist.
If you’ve cracked or chipped a tooth, gently rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area. Press a cold compress to your face to reduce swelling, and come to our office as soon as possible!
Get Help Today!
Contact us immediately if you’re experiencing a dental emergency!
If you are not currently experiencing an emergency, remember to keep our number in your phone or any other convenient place.