Emergency Dentist Specialist

Paul Y. Roe, DDS -  - Cosmetic & General Dentistry

PR Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

Paul Y. Roe, DDS

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Bothell, WA & Maple Valley, WA

Abscessed teeth, a broken tooth, or a bleeding mouth wound should all have you headed to an emergency dentist right away. If you live in or near Bothell and Maple Valley, Washington, visit PR Cosmetic and Family Dentistry. Paul Y. Roe, DDS, and the team of dental experts are here to take care of the emergency dental needs of everyone in your family. If you or a family member are facing a dental emergency, call the office location nearest you or book an appointment online.

Emergency Dentist Q & A

What does an emergency dentist do?

Emergency dentists treat mouth and dental injuries that require immediate attention. Dental emergencies are typically any situation in which you need to save a broken or knocked-out tooth. Getting to PR Cosmetic and Family Dentistry within 30 minutes of your mouth or tooth injury can mean the difference between saving and losing your tooth.

When should I call an emergency dentist?

If you're worried about a severe mouth injury you or a family member has sustained, it's the right time to call an emergency dentist. Immediate treatment calls for immediate action. Common dental emergencies often include:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • A loose permanent tooth
  • Intense tooth or mouth pain
  • Bleeding inside your mouth from your gums, cheeks, or tongue
  • Trauma to your mouth or face
  • Swelling in your tongue, gums, or mouth
  • A badly cracked or broken tooth
  • A cut or tear on your lips

If you chip a tooth, but it doesn’t appear as if you may lose the tooth entirely, it may not be a dental emergency. Even so, you can't go wrong by calling an experienced dentist at PR Cosmetic and Family Dentistry. They're trained to handle dental emergencies and can walk you through what to do with your tooth until you can visit the office.

How do I care for a knocked-out tooth?

A knocked-out tooth is no laughing matter. It's one of the most severe dental emergencies. Without immediate dental care, there's a good chance you'll lose the tooth for good. In this situation, clean both the injured tooth and inside your mouth. Rinse your mouth and tooth with warm water, being careful not to touch the tooth by the roots.

Hold the tooth by the crown (the smooth white top part) as you rinse it. Using light pressure, reposition the cleaned tooth in the empty socket in your gum. Try to gently bite down to keep your tooth in place until you can get to PR Cosmetic and Family Dentistry. Call us right away to explain the situation, or have a loved one call for you.

What should you do if you can't put the tooth back in your mouth? The goal is to keep the tooth moist at all times. Put it in a cup of milk or in your mouth next to your cheek to help preserve it until you arrive at the dental office. PR Cosmetic and Family Dentistry is here for you. Call for calm, expert assistance in the event of a dental emergency.