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Northview Family Dental
Northview Family Dental

Emergency Dentistry Spokane

Concerned patient discussing her tooth pain with her emergency dentist while sitting in a dental chair at  Northview Family Dental in Spokane, WAManaging dental emergencies can feel overwhelming and painful, often clouding decision-making.

When faced with such situations, it's crucial to remain focused, composed, and act swiftly.

Dental emergencies can arise unexpectedly and typically require immediate attention, emphasizing the importance of seeking help from an emergency dentist to alleviate pain and address issues promptly.

Seeking prompt care not only increases the likelihood of timely treatment but also minimizes the risk of worsening conditions or injuries that may necessitate more invasive procedures.

At Northview Family Dental in Spokane, our dedicated emergency dentistry team is prepared to assist you during moments of discomfort.

What is a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency refers to any situation involving the teeth, gums, or mouth that requires immediate attention from a dental professional.

These emergencies can include severe toothaches, knocked-out teeth, broken or cracked teeth, abscesses, excessive bleeding from the mouth, or injuries to the mouth, jaw, or face.

Prompt treatment of dental emergencies is crucial to alleviate pain, prevent further complications, including possible tooth loss, and preserve oral health.

When to Seek Our Emergency Dental Services

We address various dental emergencies, including:

Knocked out Tooth

A knocked-out tooth requires immediate attention, ideally within an hour for higher chances of successful reinsertion.

Avoid handling the tooth's root and keep it moist, preferably in milk, or try to reset it back into its socket if possible, before visiting our office or contacting our emergency dentist for assistance.

Handle the tooth carefully, holding it by the crown (the part that's usually visible in the mouth), avoiding touching the roots.

If the tooth is dirty, rinse it gently with milk or saliva before trying to reinsert it into your mouth, but do not scrub or remove any attached tissue fragments.

Cracked or Chipped Tooth

Chipped or cracked teeth are vulnerable to infection and decay, necessitating prompt repair to prevent further complications and potential tooth loss.

If you have a cracked or chipped tooth, rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area around the affected tooth. If there's any bleeding, apply gentle pressure with a clean gauze or cloth to stop it.

If you have any swelling, apply a cold compress to the outside of your mouth or cheek. Save any broken tooth fragments if possible, as the dentist may be able to use them for repair.

Avoid chewing on the side of your mouth with the cracked or chipped tooth to prevent further damage. Follow any additional instructions provided by our office until you can receive proper treatment.

Tooth Aches

Persistent severe tooth pain may indicate an underlying issue requiring urgent evaluation and relief. Using a cold compress can help alleviate discomfort before seeking professional care.

Abscesses, characterized by pockets of pus due to infection at the tooth root's tip, constitute a dental emergency. Without timely treatment, the infection can spread and pose serious health risks.

Seek emergency care for abscessed gums or teeth to prevent further complications.

Soft Tissue Injuries

Soft tissue injuries such as cut gums, cheeks, or lips can result from various accidents and require prompt treatment to prevent infection and alleviate pain.

However, severe facial trauma, such as a broken jaw, necessitates immediate attention at an emergency room for comprehensive care.

Visit our Emergency Dentist in Spokane!

At our Spokane practice, we make urgent dental care a priority by setting aside dedicated time in our schedule to accommodate patients who require immediate attention.

Contact us at (509) 590-1763 or visit Northview Family Dental to consult with our emergency dentist for all of your dental emergencies.

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Northview Family Dental
1121 E. Westview Ct.
Spokane, WA 99218-1319


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