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Emergency Dentistry

If you or a loved one loses a permanent tooth or damages a dental restoration, don’t wait to seek emergency care. At Tukwila Dental Smiles, restorative and cosmetic dentist Harrison Wamai, DDS, Kieu Vuong, and the team offer emergency dentistry to adults and teenagers. To make an appointment at the practice in Tukwila, Washington, call the office, book online, or walk in today.

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry provides same-day care for painful or potentially serious oral health problems. If you develop a severe cavity and it doesn’t respond to over-the-counter pain medication, or you chip your tooth, contact the team at Tukwila Dental Smiles Right away.

The sooner you make it to the office, the sooner the team can ease your pain and prevent the condition from getting worse.

What conditions can benefit from emergency dentistry?

The team at Tukwila Dental Smiles uses emergency dentistry to treat various conditions, including:

  • Chipped and cracked teeth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Damaged dental restorations
  • Damaged Invisalign® aligners
  • Cuts that won’t stop bleeding
  • Oral abscesses
  • Severe toothaches

You might also benefit from emergency dentistry if you get a foreign object stuck in your teeth, like a toothpick.

What can I do if I lose a permanent tooth?

A lost permanent tooth is one of the most serious dental emergencies. Carefully pick up your tooth by the crown and rinse it off. After the dirt and debris are gone, try to put the tooth back in its socket and gently bite down. If your tooth won’t stay in place, put it in a glass of milk and call the team at Tukwila Dental Smiles.

A member of the administrative staff can make recommendations to limit the pain and swelling on your way to the office. The team always makes time for emergency dental care, so most people receive treatment on the same day.

What does emergency dentistry involve?

At Tukwila Dental Smiles, no two emergency dentistry appointments are exactly alike. The team tailors treatment individually, based on your oral health history, symptoms, and needs.

Your provider conducts an oral exam, takes oral X-rays, and asks about your symptoms, including when they started and if any activities like eating make them worse. After pinpointing the source of your discomfort, your provider develops a custom treatment plan. 

Depending on your situation, you might need prescription medication to reduce the pain, a dental restoration to repair a broken or damaged tooth, or dental implants to restore your smile to its near-original condition.

Ultimately, the goal of treatment is to preserve your oral health and reduce the risk of future complications.

If you or a loved one need emergency dentistry, make an appointment at Tukwila Dental Smiles by calling the office or clicking the online scheduling feature today.

Tukwila Dental Smiles
✆ Phone (appointments): 206-627-4294
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 206-433-5595
Address: 6720 Fort Dent Way, Suite 210, Tukwila, WA 98188