January 14, 2017
You always wanted to play hockey when you were young, but since you never got to take the ice as a kid, you figured there was no better time than the present to make your aspirations a reality. You joined the Greater Seattle Hockey League and were devastating your opponents, until a stray puck caught you square in the mouth. With a now missing tooth, you found your smile to be more reflective of a hockey player than you wanted. But luckily for you, Four Corners Family Dentistry can help when you have a dental emergency in Maple Valley. He offers treatment for many emergency situations and gives you tips on what to do if an accident or injury affects you.
What Are Some Examples Of Dental Emergencies?
Dr. Dhaliwal and Dr. Tran are familiar with many urgent oral health situations as your emergency dentist in Maple Valley. They give you insight on what people may expect to be considered dental emergencies, as well as other situations that require immediate care.
- Missing Tooth – Although this is obvious, losing a tooth – either from an accident/injury or from poor oral health – is an urgent emergency that must be addressed quickly.
- Broken/Cracked/Chipped Tooth – Breaking a tooth will require immediate care to prevent infection and to save as much of your natural tooth as possible.
- Loose Tooth – Although not urgent, if you have a tooth that’s loose, this is still an emergency. Don’t wait for it to come out on its own – reach out to our office right away so we can preserve your oral health.
- Toothache – Think a toothache can be taken lightly? Think again. This is serious business, since teeth often ache and become sore when infected. And, because your mouth is so close to your brain, oral infections can quickly become deadly. Don’t delay – contact us asap if you have a toothache.
- Facial or Jaw Injury – If you have severe bleeding that doesn’t stop with applied pressure, go to the ER immediately. We’ll be able to provide care after the ER provides services to deescalate the situation.
And, be sure to follow up with us even if the ER treats you and sends you home – the Emergency Department can frequently miss diagnosing a broken jaw, so get the specialized care you need with us.
What Should I Do If I Have A Dental Emergency?
- Stay calm.
- Contact our office immediately – (425) 310-4036. (For new and existing patients, we are happy to provide extended hours and same-day appointments.)
- Perform the appropriate first aid steps found here.
If you’re dealing with a dental emergency, or if you’d like to prevent one from happening by taking good care of your teeth, contact Four Corners Family Dentistry today for the dental services you need.
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