Emergency Services in Mill Creek, WA
Have you ever woken up to a toothache in the middle of the night? Or maybe a dental crown has fallen out right before a department meeting at work? If you have lived through these scenarios or ones similar to them, you understand how scary and stressful dental emergencies can be.
At Mill Creek Dental Health Care, many members of our clinical team have experienced dental emergencies ourselves. This helps us understand where you as an injured patient are coming from. It also means that we know you need to be seen for an emergency dental appointment right away.
When you visit our dental office for a dental emergency, our first priority is relieving your pain. Then, we will work toward fixing up your smile as quickly as we can.
Handling Common Dental Emergencies
By definition, emergencies are typically unexpected and almost always happen at inconvenient times like when you are traveling or at two o’clock in the morning. While we recommend visiting our dental office for treatment after your dental emergency, we recognize that you should still know how to deal with the dental emergency on your own until you are able to be seen by our Mill Creek emergency dentist for help.
If you have undergone a dental trauma that involves serious injury to your jaw area, or if you are experiencing excessive facial bleeding, we recommend that you immediately go to your closest ER.
Tooth That Has Been Knocked Out
If your tooth has been knocked out, don’t wait to contact our Mill Creek dental office. The clock is ticking in this situation. The faster you can get yourself in to have your tooth seen, the better our chances are of saving it.
We know that losing a tooth can be terrifying, but it truly is best to remain as calm as possible. After you recover the tooth, handle it gently and do not bump the root if possible. This is so you will not disturb any tissue that is potentially still attached. You will need to keep your tooth root submerged and moist until you can get to your dental appointment, so we advise keeping the tooth in a cup or container filled with water, milk, or your saliva.
Extreme Tooth Pain
No kind of toothache is normal. If you are experiencing anything greater than mild irritation in or near your tooth, it is a strong indication that something is seriously wrong. Severe toothaches can be caused by advanced dental decay, gum infection, or even an abscess within your mouth.
If you have extreme tooth pain, contact our dental office immediately. You should also use a cold washcloth or compress near the area for short intervals to reduce pain and swelling.
Slight Tooth Pain
Even very mild pain within your tooth is usually indicates that there is a problem. While mild tooth pain may not be considered a true dental emergency, we still ask that you call our dental office right away if you are experiencing mild tooth discomfort. We will likely want to see you within the next few days to examine your smile and figure out a treatment plan.
Crown or Dental Filling That Has Fallen Out
You need to immediately address a loose tooth crown or dental filling to protect your tooth from any further potential damage. If you have lost a dental filling, we will need to create a placement. If you have lost your tooth crown, we can usually reattach it to your tooth.
Contact Us About Your Dental Emergency
If you have experienced severe trauma to your mouth or tooth, please contact us at Mill Creek Dental Health Care at (425) 745-2703. We will always do our best to schedule your Mill Creek, WA emergency dental appointment for that very same day.