There are two things you can count on if you’re experiencing a dental emergency: it won’t happen at a convenient time, and it will likely feel stressful or overwhelming. The good news is that when you have a dental team like SDK Dental Care on your side, you can rest assured that everything will be all right. Your Renton emergency dentist makes every effort to see emergency patients as soon as possible and the same day if necessary. Here are some helpful tips on what you can do during an emergency situation until you can get to our office.
A Broken or Chipped Tooth
If your tooth breaks, gather as many pieces of it as you can and contact our office right away. Dr. Kim will assess which repair option will best suit your needs.
If your tooth is chipped, give us a call. We’ll determine over the phone if you should be seen right away, or schedule an appointment. Even a small chip should eventually be smoothed so it doesn’t irritate your cheeks, lips, or tongue.
A Tooth Knocked Out
This is probably one of the most stressful dental emergencies and the first thing you should do is to remain calm. The next step is to call us right away because Dr. Kim has the best chance of preserving your tooth the quicker he can see you after your accident or injury.
When transporting your tooth, be careful not to handle it too much. If you can replace it back in its socket, this is the best way to transport it. If not, use milk to keep the cells alive and moist.
Dental Pain or Sensitivity
If you feel a constant ache or pain in your tooth, this is likely indicating an infection. Infections will progress and cause more pain if they are left untreated, and they can eventually lead to tooth loss. So it’s important that you don’t ignore this pain and wait for it to go away on its. Contact our office right away because root canal therapy can often preserve an infected tooth.
Soft Tissue Injuries
If your cheeks, lips, or gums sustain an injury, there may be a lot of blood, and the first thing to do is stop the bleeding with a cold compress and light pressure. Once the bleeding is contained, call our office for further instruction and to determine whether you should be seen right away, or schedule a future appointment.
Contact SDK Dental Care
If you or loved one is experiencing a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to call your emergency dentist in Renton right away.