When you or someone you love has an accident, you call an ambulance or go to the emergency room. Similarly, when a tooth is obviously damaged, knocked out, or in unusual pain, you can call Tower Dental for emergency dentistry.
What Is a Dental Emergency?
Most dental appointments are planned weeks in advance. But emergency dental needs happen unexpectedly. When an accident or sudden pain happens, we want to be available to bring you in on the same day and give you urgent dental services.
What counts as a dental emergency? If you have any doubt about the seriousness of your condition, or the condition of a loved one, just call Tower Dental. We’re happy to answer your questions and quickly find a time slot for you. If in doubt, it’s always better to call than not to call.
Some common cases we see include:
- A Knocked-out Tooth: A traffic accident or a hit in a sport can knock out a tooth. Keep the tooth, if possible, and call us immediately for further instructions and an appointment.
- Loose Teeth: If one or more teeth seem unusually loose in an adult, it can be a sign of a dangerous and urgent condition that we need to treat quickly.
- Chipped Tooth: If a piece of tooth material chips off, the tooth can be weakened and might suffer even more damage over time. We can repair it and restore it to full strength.
- Cracked or Broken Tooth: A full crack or break in a tooth can quickly spread to the whole tooth. Let us use a crown or other procedure to restore your tooth.
- Facial Impact: An accident can damage the face, and we may be able to treat it. If you’ve had any injury that affected your mouth, it’s a good idea to check in with us.
- Lacerations of Soft Tissue: If your lips, cheeks, tongue, or gums have been damaged, it may be appropriate to see your dentist rather than visiting the emergency room.
- Severe Tooth Pain: Intense pain or discomfort in a tooth can tell you that there is an urgent problem within the tooth or near it. The faster we treat it, the better.
- Infection: Does a tooth feel sensitive to temperature changes? Is there swelling or aching? You may have a bacterial infection that should be treated immediately.
- Sores: A cold sore or canker sore can cause serious inflammation. If a sore won’t go away for days or weeks, visit Tower Dental.
- Abscesses: A pocket of fluid can form from bacterial infections, causing fever and pain. Treating a potential abscess now can save you a lot of pain in the future.
Remember, if you’re in the Seattle area, you can call Tower Dental any time to ask if your condition is an emergency. We’ll give you our best advice and find the first appointment we can for you.
Get Diagnosed by an Experienced Dentist
After more than 17 years of experience, we’ve seen almost every combination of dental damage. We know what needs to be treated in what way.
If you are not sure if your pain or situation is an emergency, call us. You might think the pain will go away or that an injury isn’t very serious. But you can’t go wrong with a professional diagnosis.
At your appointment, we’ll rapidly go through a checklist of symptoms and possible causes to find the right diagnosis and treatment. We can also use our digital x-ray devices, intraoral camera, CBCT scanner, and other high-tech equipment to make sure your diagnosis is accurate.
Call Tower Dental for Emergency Dentistry
Do you have a serious dental injury or problem? Are you in pain? Is someone close to you experiencing an emergency? Call Tower Dental now! We’ll get you an appointment as soon as possible and work hard to restore you to dental and overall health quickly.