Emergency Dentistry

at Pacific Northwest Implant Studio

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When Is Emergency Dental Treatment Necessary?

You should get emergency dental treatment if painkillers don’t work against the severe pain in your teeth or gums. You should also get emergency dental attention if you knock out or severely fracture your tooth. Our dentists here at Pacific Northwest Implant Studio will help restore your teeth back in place for the former and repair the damaged portion for the latter. Emergency dental treatments are also necessary for broken restorations, severe dental abscesses, and uncontrolled mouth bleeding.


The Importance of Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentistry plays a vital role in maintaining and improving your oral health. Whether you have cavities, cracked or broken teeth, or missing teeth, it is crucial to address these issues promptly to prevent further damage and complications. Restorative dentistry not only repairs the structural integrity of your teeth but also enhances your smile’s appearance and functionality. By restoring damaged or missing teeth, you can improve your ability to chew, speak, and maintain proper oral hygiene. Our skilled restorative dentistry team at Pacific Northwest Implant Studio is dedicated to providing comprehensive solutions that restore your dental health and transform your smile.


What Is the Emergency Dentistry Process?


Assessment and First Aid

When you arrive at the dentist’s office, the dentist will ask questions about the cause and symptoms of your dental emergency. They’ll also inquire about the pain points and the level of pain. Next, they’ll examine the affected region and conduct first aid to stabilize the situation. First aid may involve managing the pain, bleeding, and other procedures.


Diagnosis and Treatment Plan

Next, the dentist will thoroughly examine the affected region to determine the extent of the problem. They might also take X-rays and conduct other tests to develop a conclusive diagnosis. Next, they’ll create a treatment plan that outlines the details of the treatment, including the procedure, medication, anesthesia, and equipment for the procedure.


Emergency Treatment and Follow-Up Care

With the treatment plan in hand, the dentist will administer treatment as indicated. Treatment may involve a root canal, dental fillings, veneers, and other treatments. Once treatment is done, they’ll give you instructions for taking care of the affected region and tips on how to avoid future dental emergencies.

What We Offer

We offer same-day appointments for all types of dental emergencies, including knocked-out teeth and broken restorations. Our emergency dentists are available around the cock, including during the weekends and holidays. Contact our emergency hotline, and we’ll schedule an emergency appointment right away!

Frequently Asked Questions

What Can I Do to Manage Pain Before Getting to the Emergency Dentistry?

Some of the best ways to alleviate pain during a dental emergency include taking over-the-counter painkillers like ibuprofen and acetaminophen. You can also use a cold pack on the affected area, especially if it’s inflamed. You can also try rinsing your mouth with a warm salt water solution to flush away particles that may get lodged in the affected region and kill bacteria.


What Should I Do If My Permanent Tooth Falls Out?

The first thing to do when your permanent tooth falls out is to keep calm. Next, while handling the tooth by its roots, rinse it with warm or cold water until clean, and try placing it back in its socket without forcing it. If it doesn’t fit, plop it in a jar of milk or cold water and contact an emergency dentist as soon as you can.


How Can I Prepare for a Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies are random, so prevention is the best preparation for them. You can prevent these emergencies by maintaining proper oral hygiene and limiting the consumption of sugary and starchy foods. You should also use a mouthguard when playing physical sports and wear your seatbelt when driving. Lastly, consider burying an emergency dental kit for dental emergencies at home.


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