There’s never a good time for a dental emergency. Unfortunately, they always seem to happen in the evening or on a Saturday when you least expect them. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, it’s important to have it treated quickly. Call our Kirkland office, even if it’s after hours. Whenever possible, we will schedule a same day appointment. After hours and on weekends, Dr. Manson makes himself available to talk you through the problem over the phone.
What Dental Emergencies Do You Treat?
Some of the most common emergencies we see are chipped teeth, broken fillings, or other accidental injuries. Broken teeth are often painful or unsightly. The damaged surface can catch your tongue or cheek when you chew, causing additional discomfort. If the break is very deep, the tooth could be open to food particles and infection. Typically, immediate care is the best way to prevent further damage.
Dental Pain and Toothaches
Dental pain could be due to several causes. It may be something as simple as having something stuck under the gums, or it could be as significant as an abscessed tooth. Either way, toothaches are serious business. If left unattended, it can keep you from eating meals, focusing during the day, or from sleeping at night.
When Should You Call Us?
If you’re not able to go on with your normal routine (such as eating or going to work or school) let us know right away.
Be sure to let us know if you are experiencing swelling in your gums, as this may be a sign that you have an abscess. Anti-Inflammatory medicine like Ibuprofen can help swelling and pain, but an antibiotic may be needed to eliminate the infection. However, in order to save your tooth for good, you may need a root canal.
It is very important to have dental pain checked right away. Ignoring it will only allow the problem to get worse and could affect your general health.
Worried About Paying for Emergency Dental Care? We’ve Got You Covered
Don’t let financial worries stand in the way of caring for an emergency. Dr. Theron Manson will work with you through your insurance or through CareCredit, available at our Kirkland office. Regardless what kind of emergency you have, we can help you feel comfortable and get your treatment started right away. Call us today!