Kent Emergency Dentists Are Available!
Dental accidents happen to patients of all ages, and usually at the most inconvenient times. Of course, there’s really no time that’s convenient for having any kind of emergency, but the point is no one should have to suffer through pain and embarrassment for days on end while they wait for a regularly scheduled appointment. Here at Kent Dental Clinic, we want to be there for you or any other member of your family during these stressful times whenever they occur.
That’s why we offer emergency dentistry for patients who are dealing with a number of different emergencies. Some of the more common dental emergencies we handle promptly are a severe toothache, a knocked-out tooth, a broken crown, and many other conditions. Whether you are in the midst of one of these emergencies or are dealing with another situation that you’re not certain is an emergency, call our office immediately at (253) 854-2714. Our team will be able provide you with instructions for how to best handle your situation
Tips from the Kent Emergency Dentist
After you’ve called our office, but before your appointment, there are steps you can take in every emergency that will help preserve your oral health. With this in mind, we’d like offer these tips for you to follow.
In case of a knocked out tooth:
- Retrieve the tooth. Only touch the crown of the tooth, and do you best not to touch the root or any tissue that may still be attached.
- As soon as possible, gently rinse the tooth under running water. For safety, block the sink drain with something soft such as a towel or handkerchief.
- If possible, put the tooth back in place and hold it in the socket by apply gently applying pressure with the opposing tooth.
- If you can’t keep the tooth in place, then store it in a small covered container that is filled with milk.
If you have a tooth that is suddenly knocked loose but has not fallen out, you still need to be seen for the emergency dental care Kent trusts. In the meantime, try to bite down gently on the tooth in order to keep it in place. For a fractured tooth, rinse your mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress to your face if the fracture was caused by a blow. To reduce pain and swelling, take acetaminophen; do not take aspirin. If you’re dealing with a knocked out tooth or a tooth that is loose, then the difference between losing or saving the tooth may be only 30 minutes. So, call Kent Dental Clinic before you do anything else.
If you believe that you’re experiencing an emergency, please contact our office so that we can make plans to see you as soon as possible, which in most cases is the same day.