Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry services offered in Seattle, WA

When you have a dental emergency, you need a dentist who can provide the prompt care you need. Seattle Crown Hill Dental has a team of experienced dentists who offer emergency care at their premier office in Seattle, Washington. With same-day treatment, emergency dentistry offers improved outcomes to protect your smile. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more. 

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

A dental emergency is an oral health concern that requires responsive care. At Seattle Crown Hill Dental, the skilled emergency dentistry team understands the importance of treating patients with unexpected dental problems. They prioritize scheduling your emergency visit, so you can receive the prompt treatment you need to protect your oral health.

How do I know if I need emergency dentistry?

The signs of a dental emergency vary. Some patients don’t realize they need same-day care until it’s too late to preserve their teeth. That’s why understanding the early warning signs is essential for protecting your oral health and comfort. Symptoms of dental emergencies include:

  • Severe tooth pain
  • Tender, swollen gums
  • A fractured tooth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Facial swelling
  • Pain when moving your jaw
  • A missing restoration
  • Bleeding that won’t stop

A small bump called a dental abscess can also form on your gums. If this pus-filled lump ruptures without treatment, potentially harmful bacteria can enter your bloodstream.

What should I do before my emergency dentistry visit?

Contact the dental team at Seattle Crown Hill Dental right away if you need emergency dentistry services. The team can schedule the soonest available visit. In the meantime, they may provide care tips to protect your teeth and gums:

Knocked-out tooth

Try to locate the missing tooth if possible, gently clean it, and replace it into its socket root-side up. If your gums are too swollen or sensitive to support the tooth, place it in a glass of milk or saliva until your visit.

Cracked tooth

Make sure to avoid chewing or biting down if you have a severely cracked tooth. The team may recommend placing a piece of sugar-free gum over the sharp edges of your tooth while you wait for your appointment.

Lost restoration

If you lose a filling, crown, or bridge, try to locate the restoration and bring it to your appointment. Make sure to avoid chewing in the meantime.

Lacerated soft tissues

Lacerated soft tissues often require stitches. Apply pressure to the area with a clean towel while you wait. If you can’t control the bleeding, your dentist may suggest going to the emergency room.

Call Seattle Crown Hill Dental today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about emergency dentistry.