Dental Emergencies Specialist

Northwest Dental Services & Denture Implant Center

Dentists & Denturists located in Tacoma, WA & Lakewood, WA

Accidents happen, especially when it comes to your teeth, and when they do, you need prompt medical attention. The team of dental experts at Northwest Dental Services & Dental Implant Center in Tacoma and Lakewood, Washington, understand this better than most, which is why they offer emergency dental care. If you need to see a dentist or denturist right away, call for a same-day appointment.

Dental Emergencies Q & A

What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

There are few things worse than suffering from dental pain, making prompt attention not only to a medical issue but a comfort issue, as well. There are many reasons why you need emergency dental care, including:

  • Fractured or broken tooth
  • Knocked-out tooth
  • A filling that fell out
  • Damage to your dental devices
  • An abscess

Any time your mouth is in pain, no matter the cause, call Northwest Dental Services & Dental Implant Center to speak with one of the dental experts about next steps.

If you’re experiencing severe pain or excessive bleeding, please go to your nearest emergency room.

What Should I Do if My Tooth is Knocked Out?

If you’ve lost or broken a tooth in an accident, there are a few important steps you can take before you see the dentist:

  • First, locate and rinse the tooth (with plain water)
  • Stick the tooth back into the socket
  • Hold the tooth in place with your tongue or gauze

If you’re unable to stick the tooth back into the socket, preserve it in saliva or a glass of milk. If you’re unable to locate the tooth, place some gauze over the socket, and bite down gently to keep it in place and stem any bleeding.

What Emergency Services Can I Get?

Once you arrive at Northwest Dental Services & Dental Implant Center, the dental technicians can provide a number of services, including:

  • Immediate tooth extractions
  • Emergency root canals or fillings
  • Denture repairs

Because the practice has an on-site lab, the dentists are able to provide you with a number of quick solutions.

For dentures, the lab can perform the following while you wait:

  • Adjustments for sore spots and comfort
  • Manufacture a new base for your dentures
  • Realignment of ill-fitting dentures

Do I Need to Make an Appointment?

The team at Northwest Dental Services & Dental Implant Center makes every effort to see you as quickly as possible. To better help them serve you, you should call ahead and let them know about your dental emergency so they can tell you what to expect.

If you have a dental emergency, trust the expert and prompt care at Northwest Dental Services & Dental Implant Center. Call to make an appointment.