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Whether your child has a broken tooth, severe tooth pain, or a sudden accident, it is important to receive proper care right away. Contact our office today to schedule an emergency appointment.
Here are the common types of dental emergencies and injuries that we treat here at Lynnwood Kids Dentist:
As with any type of medical emergency, it's important to be aware, before you're actually in the situation, of what you can do to ensure the best outcome.
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Our team at Lynnwood Kids Dentist is readily available during regular office hours, as well as weekend appointments. We encourage our families to contact us at any time to discuss emergency availability and immediate remedies to best help for tooth pain.
The most common traumatic dental injuries are chipped teeth. If a tooth is chipped, try to find any pieces that have come off, as it might be possible to reattach them. For a more traumatic injury such as a tooth that has been moved or loosened, treatment needs to occur within six hours. However, if there is uncontrollable bleeding, go to the ER immediately.
A knocked-out permanent tooth requires quick thinking and immediate action. You’ll increase the chances that the tooth can be saved if you pick it up without touching the root, gently clean it off with water, and put it back in its socket facing the correct way. Hold it in place with gentle pressure as you rush to the dental office or emergency room. It is very important to remain calm during these traumatic events so that you and your child can receive the best care possible.
Acute or persistent tooth pain always signals a need for an urgent visit to the dental office. The most common cause of dental pain is tooth decay, a bacterial infection that can spread through many parts of the tooth, and even into the gum tissue. Sometimes, tooth pain indicates that you may need a root canal treatment — a procedure that not only relieves the pain of an infection deep inside the tooth but also can keep the tooth from having to be removed. Other times, pain may be caused by a loose filling or sensitive tooth. The only way to know for sure what's causing your tooth pain is to make an appointment with our office right away.
Injuries and infections involving the soft tissues of the mouth may also require emergency treatment. The tissues of the gums, tongue, or cheek lining can be damaged by accidental bites, falls, sports injuries, and scalding liquids. They may also suffer injury from foreign bodies that become lodged below the gum line, and they can develop painful and potentially serious abscesses. A periodontal (gum) abscess is a pus-filled sac caused by an infection and is usually quite painful. Abscesses require immediate attention at the dental office.
A foreign body lodged beneath the gum line can sometimes be gently worked out with dental floss or a toothpick. But if this can't be accomplished easily, make a dental appointment, so the area does not become damaged and/or infected.
Yes, our office accepts insurance and is in-network with Delta Dental, Aetna, Cigna, Regence BCBS, and Premera. For patients without insurance, we also offer a convenient in-house payment plan. Call our office to learn more about affordable financing through CareCredit.
Yes, we do! At Lynnwood Kids Dentist, we welcome new and returning patients on a walk-in basis. Our office also offers same-day emergency appointments as scheduling permits. If your child needs same-day care, our team is here to serve your family!