Patients can experience many different types of dental emergencies, from knocked out teeth to sudden toothaches. Dr. Trevor Tsuchikawa sees patients with dental emergencies as soon as possible, often providing same-day appointments. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, please contact Dr. Trevor Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Renton, Washington, today to make an appointment and get the prompt treatment you need.
Dr. Trevor can handle almost any type of dental emergency. You may be experiencing a dental emergency any time you’re in extreme pain or you have a problem that can’t wait weeks for treatment. Some of the most common dental emergencies include:
Dr. Trevor Cosmetic and Family Dentistry always tries to see dental emergencies on the same day. However, if a same-day appointment isn’t available, Dr. Trevor will see you as soon as possible. Because appointments can fill up quickly, we recommend calling our office as soon as you know you have a dental emergency.
If you aren’t able to get to the dentist immediately after a dental emergency occurs, you can take steps to treat the problem at home. For example, if you’re experiencing pain or swelling, consider using cold compresses and/or over-the-counter pain relievers to keep yourself comfortable while you wait for an appointment.
If you’ve lost a tooth, clean it gently and try to place it back into its socket. If you can’t place the tooth back in its socket, hold it between your cheek and gums or store it in a glass of milk until you’re able to see the dentist.
Dr. Trevor provides excellent emergency care, but avoiding emergencies is always the better option. You can avoid dental emergencies by always protecting your teeth when you participate in potentially dangerous activities, such as high-impact sports. You should also avoid using your teeth as a tool, chewing ice, or engaging in other activities that put too much stress on your teeth.
Always brush and floss your teeth every day to keep them in good health, and see Dr. Trevor for a cleaning and checkup once every six months.