Dr. Oleg, Dr. Nikole and Dr. Sakai take dental emergencies just as seriously as our patients. We do everything in our power to get patients into our office the same day they call and resolve the issue as quickly as possible. With our new Issaquah office expansion, we now have extra chairs available specifically to handle dental emergencies. So, when you call us in pain, you won’t have to wait several days—something that truly sets us apart from other offices.
We see patients suffering from a broken or cracked teeth, permanent teeth that have been knocked out, objects caught between teeth, severe toothaches, swollen gums/face, and any other scenario where the patient is suffering from pain in their mouth and may not know the cause.
Do you know how to handle a dental emergency?
- Bitten lip or tongue: Apply pressure to stop any bleeding that may have occurred. You can then apply ice to the area on and off, being careful not to leave the ice cube on one spot for very long. Then, rinse your mouth out with an antibacterial mouthwash to help prevent infection. Inspect the wound to see if it’s superficial. If it is, treatment is not likely needed. If the wound seems deep, give us a call so we can assess if further treatment is needed.
- Object caught in teeth: Gently try to remove the object with a piece of floss. If it does not come out easily or if it appears to cause damage to the surrounding gums when trying to remove, call our office.
- Broken, chipped, or fractured tooth: Rinse your mouth out with warm water to help reduce infection and clean the area. Then apply a cold compress to your face where the tooth chipped to help reduce swelling. Call our office immediately.
- Knocked-out tooth: If you are able to recover the tooth, make sure to keep it moist the entire time, as this may help us be able to save the tooth. Get to our office as quickly as possible.
- Toothache: Gently floss around the sore tooth to see if a piece of food is causing the sore tooth/gums. If the pain persists, call our office so we can take a look at the tooth and potentially take X-rays, as the pain may be generated from something below the surface.
- Broken jaw: Because there is a risk of causing severe breathing problems, we recommend you seek immediate medical attention from your local area hospital if you have broken or dislocated your jaw.
We take pride in always being available whenever you need us. If you experience a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to contact our Issaquah dentists, Dr. Oleg, Dr. Nikole and Dr. Sakai.