Issaquah Emergency Dentist
Emergency Dental Care in Issaquah
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to call us at (425) 391-9200. We can recommend the best option for you, whether it is coming in to see us here, or if it is going to visit one of our trusted specialists.
What is a Dental Emergency?
There are quite a few problems that fall under the category of an emergency. If you aren’t sure, call us and we can tell you. Having an injury to your teeth or gums directly, especially if there is bleeding or your teeth have shifted, is definitely considered an emergency. Do what you can to stop the bleeding by putting pressure on the injured area, and call us immediately. The same goes if you fell and your teeth were part of the impact.
- Knocked Out Teeth – If you have a knocked out tooth, then you definitely need to come in and see us. Pick the tooth up by the white part (the crown), ideally by where you would chew. Gently rinse the tooth in a little bit of water, and place the tooth in a small jar or container filled with saliva or milk. This will preserve the tooth while you travel to our office.
- Oral Burns – If you ate something that was far too hot, this is likely going to leave you in pain. If your mouth blistered, then drink something cool and keep the area clean. Don’t eat anything else that is hot, and don’t eat anything crunchy or salty as this could irritate the blisters. If there is no bleeding, then you can likely come in at our next appointment opening. However, if you do have bleeding, contact us and find out what the best care option would be.
- Loose Teeth – If a tooth got knocked loose, take a little paper towel or ideally gauze and hold the tooth in place, but don’t bite down hard. Come in and see us so we can determine if the tooth is still alive, and so we can set the tooth to heal if it is. Most teeth that are knocked loose are able to be salvaged, but it is important to let it heal properly.
- Pain and Swelling – See your dentist right away because gum pain or swelling can be the symptoms of an abscess (infection) that forms in gum tissue or in a tooth’s root and the area that surrounds it. There are many reasons why gums can swell, become painful, or abscessed. It is possible that you may need a root canal or an extraction. Only a thorough exam by your Dentist can identify the underlying cause.
Why Is It So Important to Get Treatment Right Away?
Typically, we recommend that you contact Dr. Cristescu for an emergency appointment as soon as you notice your dental emergency. Getting help right away has a number of benefits.
- Save your tooth – Some conditions, like a knocked-out tooth, must be treated within 1-2 hours at most for the tooth to be saved. Getting immediate care after experiencing a dental emergency will maximize the chance that Dr. Cristescu will be able to save your tooth.
- Avoid further complications – Even an issue that may not seem like a dental emergency, such as a minor chip in your tooth or a pulled-out filling, could lead to further complications without treatment. A damaged tooth is vulnerable to becoming infected, which can lead to more pain, discomfort, and expensive restorative treatments like a root canal. Getting immediate treatments will help you avoid these complications, and save both time and money.
- Eliminate pain and discomfort – The pain from a toothache or a dental injury can be excruciating, and interfere with your ability to live your day-to-day life. To get treatment and relief from your pain, you need to see an emergency dentist in Issaquah, such as Dr. Cristescu, right away.
For these reasons and more, you should make an appointment at Eastside Family Dentistry as soon as you notice a dental emergency, and get treatment at our office as soon as possible.
Is A Toothache Considered To Be A Dental Emergency?
Yes. A toothache usually indicates that your tooth has been damaged, and it could even be a sign that you have a serious cavity or an infected tooth. All of these issues qualify as dental emergencies and require immediate treatment to avoid further complications.
Typically, we define a dental emergency as any situation in which you are experiencing serious oral pain, discomfort, or bleeding, and you do not know how you can treat your condition on your own. If your condition meets these criteria, you should schedule an emergency appointment at Eastside Family Dentistry as soon as you can.
Is Sedation Available at Eastside Family Dentistry?
Yes. We can help you get relief from the pain and discomfort of your dental emergency, with sedation dentistry. We offer nitrous oxide sedation, which can help you stay calm and comfortable while your dental issue is being treated. Nitrous oxide wears off in just a few minutes, so you can drive yourself home after your procedure.
If you’re in a lot of pain or you are nervous about your appointment, your other option is oral conscious sedation. You’ll take a strong sedative pill about 30 minutes to an hour before your appointment. This sedative will reduce your level of consciousness, and you will likely forget most of what happened during your appointment, and you may even fall asleep.
However, the side effects can last several hours, so you cannot drive yourself home after an appointment if you choose oral conscious sedation, and will need to make alternative travel arrangements.
Call Us Now For Emergency Dental Care!
For more information on dental emergencies, or what to do if you are experiencing one, call us at (425) 391-9200. We can talk you through what to do, and tell you how to get treated in the best fashion.
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