Emergency Dentistry

General & Cosmetic Dentistry & Pediatric Dentists located in Issaquah, WA

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Emergency Dentistry services offered in Issaquah, WA

You can plan ahead for cleanings and even cosmetic or orthodontic care, but emergencies can’t be scheduled. Knowing that the experienced dental team at Issaquah Dental Care is ready to help if you should have sudden mouth pain, knocked-out teeth, or an abscess gives you peace of mind. The emergency dental care offered at the Issaquah, Washington, office is available for adults and children. Call right away if you need emergency care, or check the online schedule for any immediate openings.  

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

You need emergency dental care when you have an oral health problem that can’t wait a few days or weeks for an appointment. Dental emergencies happen when you least expect them because of incidents like a fall, car accident, or sports injury. Dental emergencies can also be sudden pain, uncontrollable bleeding, or swelling. 

Seek emergency care to alleviate immediate pain and potentially save a tooth or prevent further complications. 

What happens when I come in for a dental emergency?

Call the office of Issaquah Dental Care as soon as you realize you need emergency care. You may even call as you’re on your way to the office.

Once you arrive, your dentist does X-rays and performs a comprehensive exam to evaluate the extent of your pain or injury.

Treatment may be done right away and may include an extraction, oral surgery, root canal, or crown. Sometimes, you may be given a temporary fix and scheduled for a more extensive appointment a few days later. 

What incidents require an emergency dentistry appointment?

Waking up with severe tooth pain, unusual swelling, or an abscess requires an emergency appointment. If you’ve suffered an injury to your mouth during a fall or sports incident, you should also call Issaquah Dental Care. 

Common dental emergencies include:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Objects stuck between teeth

Chipped teeth don’t always require an emergency visit, but call the office to make sure. You will want to schedule an appointment soon to have the chipped tooth examined and repaired.

How can I prevent a dental emergency?

Dental emergencies can’t always be prevented, but you can reduce the chance that you’ll experience one by maintaining excellent at-home oral hygiene and having regular dental exams and professional cleanings. 

Other ways to avoid an emergency include:

  • Visiting the dentist when you first start to feel tooth sensitivity or mild pain
  • Avoiding chewing on solid objects like ice cubes, candies, and popcorn seeds
  • Not using your teeth as tools to cut or open items
  • Wearing a mouthguard while playing contact sports

If you or a loved one have experienced a dental emergency, reach out to Issaquah Dental Care right away. Call or reach out online to alert the team of your visit.