Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Kirkland Premier Dentistry -  - General Dentistry

Kirkland Premier Dentistry

General Dentistry & Family Dentistry located in Kirkland, WA

Severe mouth pain, knocked-out teeth, or an abscessed tooth are all reasons to seek immediate treatment from an emergency dentist. At Kirkland Premier Dentistry, Sheena Gaur, DDS, can serve the emergency dental needs of everyone in your family. If you're dealing with a dental emergency, don't wait. Call the Kirkland, Washington, office or schedule an appointment online.

Emergency Dentistry

What is an emergency dentist?

An emergency dentist treats dental and mouth injuries that need immediate attention. Most dental emergencies are situations in which you might lose a broken or knocked-out tooth for good. 

Making it to Kirkland Premier Dentistry as soon as you can after your injury, preferably within 30 minutes, could mean the difference between saving and losing your injured tooth.

Are you in need of emergency dental care?

Whenever you are concerned about a severe mouth injury or condition for yourself or a member of your family, it’s a good idea to seek immediate emergency dental care. Some situations that are considered dental emergencies include:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • A loose permanent tooth
  • Severe tooth or mouth pain
  • Bleeding inside your mouth from your gums, cheeks, or tongue
  • An injury to your mouth or face
  • Swelling in your mouth, gums, or tongue
  • A severely broken or cracked tooth
  • A tear or laceration on your lips

Chipping a tooth in and of itself doesn't always warrant emergency dental care. If the tooth is chipped, but it doesn't appear as if you'll lose the tooth entirely, it's probably not a dental emergency. 

Even so, you can't go wrong by calling an experienced dentist at Kirkland Premier Dentistry. They're trained to handle dental emergencies and can walk you through what to do with your tooth until you can visit the office.

What do I do with a knocked-out tooth?

Quick action is imperative for a dental emergency like a knocked-out tooth. Without immediate dental care, you could lose the tooth entirely. 

To try and save the tooth, start by cleaning the injured tooth and the inside of your mouth. Rinse your mouth and tooth with warm water, being careful not to touch the tooth by the roots.

Hold the tooth by the crown (the smooth white top part) as you rinse it. Using light pressure, reposition the cleaned tooth in the empty socket in your gum. Close your mouth and bite down gently on the tooth, if you can. 

It might help to bite down on a soft piece of gauze until you can visit Kirkland Premier Dentistry. Call the office right away. Or, have a family member or friend call to let our staff know you're on your way.

What should you do if you can't put the tooth back in your mouth? The goal is to keep the tooth moist at all times. Put it in a cup of milk or in your mouth next to your cheek to help preserve it until you arrive at the dental office. 

Don't let a broken tooth prevent you from enjoying your smile. Call Kirkland Premier Dentistry for expert assistance in the event of a dental emergency.