Dental emergencies threaten your tooth health and function without prompt care. At Frontier Family Dental in Graham, Washington, Seung Jae (David) Joung, DMD, delivers the responsive treatment you deserve if you need emergency dentistry services. Dr. Juong and his staff can coordinate an emergency visit and ensure you receive quality care as quickly as possible. Call the practice or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
Emergency dentistry is a branch of dental medicine that allows patients to seek care for concerns requiring immediate attention.
Specializing in emergency dentistry, Frontier Family Dental provides responsive care for serious dental concerns. Your dentist can provide same-day treatment and helpful care tips to protect your teeth and gums while you wait for your emergency visit.
Dental emergencies by definition develop suddenly and without warning. Understanding the early signs of a dental emergency can help preserve your oral health, reduce pain, and minimize your risk of infection.
Telltale signs of dental emergencies include:
If you need emergency dentistry, the compassionate dentists and staff at Frontier Family Dental can help.
Contact the experienced dental team at Frontier Family Dental immediately if you have a dental emergency. If you can’t reach your dentist, call 911 or head to the nearest emergency room.
While you wait for your emergency visit, your dentist can provide crucial guidance to preserve your smile:
If you have a fractured tooth, try to locate the missing piece, gently rinse off any bacteria, and bring it to your appointment. You can apply a cold compress to the area and take anti-inflammatory pain relievers to reduce swelling in the meantime.
Try not to panic if you have a knocked-out tooth. If possible, locate the tooth, carefully rinse off any bacteria, and try to insert the tooth back into the socket. Your gums may be too tender and swollen to support the tooth. If this is the case, store the tooth in a glass of milk or saliva and bring it to your appointment.
Toothaches require a proper diagnosis to treat. Once you schedule your emergency appointment, apply a cold compress to reduce swelling. Don’t take anti-inflammatory pain relievers until your dentist uncovers the cause of your pain.
If you have severe jaw swelling or bleeding that won’t stop, your dentist may recommend going to the emergency room.
Call Frontier Family Dental today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about emergency dentistry.