Urgent Dental Care Services Near Me in Arlington WA
You never know when an emergency will arise, so preparation can save you and your loved ones from pain, expense, and heartache. Should you experience an urgent dental need, call us immediately. Drs. Pav and Pindi Momi invite you to load our office phone number into your phone right now, under “Emergency Dentist.”
Phone: (360) 435-4043
Address: 520 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223
Common Dental Emergencies
Some dental emergencies involve trauma, as with a sporting or vehicle accident. Others result from what began as a seemingly small concern that grew to cause intense pain. Below, you’ll learn about some of the most common dental emergencies we treat at our Arlington, WA, dental clinic, as well as the situations that should trigger you to call us for emergency dental care. If you’re in need of immediate assistance, search for “emergency dentist near me.”
An Acute Toothache
Pain tells us that something is out of the ordinary in our body. We experience good pain when we exercise, but bad pain occurs when there’s a problem. A toothache may begin as mild, then slowly or quickly advance to cause serious pain. Toothaches occur from these dental issues:
- A Foreign Object Between Teeth
- Crack or Chip
- Infected Dental Nerve
- Gum Disease
- Dental Erosion
- Gum Recession
- Oral Lesions
- Impacted Teeth
- Improperly Aligned Teeth
What to do: First, floss. Oftentimes, flossing relieves pain caused by a foreign object between teeth. Next, take over-the-counter NSAID, like acetaminophen or ibuprofen. If either of these relieves or subdues your pain, call us to schedule an appointment.
When to call us: If pain keeps you from sleeping or working, call our Arlington, WA, dental clinic for urgent dental care.
A Tooth Falls Out
Have you noticed that pro athletes, like our own Seattle Seahawks, wear dental mouthguards on the field? There’s a good reason for it! A dental mouthguard can keep your teeth and gums safe, should you take a hard blow to the mouth.
Athletes of all ages should wear a mouthguard during sports, whether participating in contact sports like football and hockey or noncontact activities like bicycling and gymnastics. And of course, everyone should wear a seatbelt when in a moving car.
You can take all kinds of precautions for safety, but still, accidents happen. Teeth can fall out due to a blow to the mouth or poor oral health. Gum disease, in fact, is the primary cause of adult tooth loss in the developed world.
What to do: Find the tooth or its pieces and place them in a container with either milk or the patient’s saliva. Gently pour water over the tooth and tooth socket, if dirty. Be careful not to touch the nerve within the socket, if you can see it. Place a clean cloth or gauze over the socket and gingerly bite down to staunch the bleeding. You may also place ice, in a towel, on the outer side of the cheek, in the location of the socket to reduce bleeding and swelling.
When to call us: Now! Bring the tooth or its pieces to us as quickly as possible. In some cases, a full tooth with roots placed back into its socket may naturally re-bond.
A Broken Jaw
A broken jaw is usually the result of trauma to the face. Our office cannot set a broken jaw. You’ll need to visit the emergency room first if you suspect your jaw is broken. Call 911 if you cannot find fast transportation to the hospital.
When to call us: After the emergency room or hospital releases you, call our office for an appointment. We can correct any dental damage that occurred during the accident.
Attention! Do This Right Now
Be prepared. Keep a first-aid kit in your home, office, gym bag, and car. Add to the medical supplies a few sealable sandwich bags, gauze, clean wash rags, and an instant ice pack. Be sure to also enter our office’s phone number into your cell phone under “Emergency Dentist.” We will always be here for you!
Phone: (360) 435-4043