Emergency Dentist Serving Northgate & Green Lake
Have you had a tooth knocked out? Are you experiencing a significant toothache? If you have answered yes, you may be facing a dental emergency. When a dental emergency happens, you need an emergency dentist by your side to quickly provide urgent dental care & restore your oral health. Oak Tree Dental Care is the preferred emergency dentist for Greenwood, Green Lake, and Phinney Ridge residents. When an emergency happens, time is of the utmost importance. Any delay in dental care could result in irreversible damage. As an emergency dentist, we will get you into our office immediately to help you during the difficult time.
Treating Dental Emergencies
Dental emergencies can take numerous forms and occur for a number of reasons. No matter the cause, how you respond during an emergency plays a large role in the overall outcome of the situation. We treat a diversity of dental emergencies. When an emergency strikes, contact our office right away and take the necessary steps to help treat the emergency until you arrive at our office.
Knocked Out Tooth
A knocked out tooth is among the most common and frightening emergencies. Depending on if the tooth was damaged, we may be able to successfully reinsert the tooth with prompt treatment. If you have had a tooth knocked out, hold the tooth by the crown and rinse it with water. Do not rub the tooth or use any cleaners. Do not dry the tooth because it needs to be kept moist. If possible, reinsert the tooth back into the socket. If you are unsuccessful, place the tooth in a cup of milk and head to our office.
In some cases, a tooth may not be fully knocked out. Instead, it can be moved out of place. If you can, try to place the tooth back into the correct position, but be careful not to force it. If you are successful, bite on a piece of gauze to prevent the tooth from moving and come in to our office.
A broken tooth can be quite painful. Rinse your mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress to the outside of the mouth to reduce swelling. Avoid placing any pressure on the tooth. You can use over-the-counter pain relievers to help with any discomfort.
An abscessed tooth is a tooth that has become infected. Often, there will be a pimple-like bump on the gum. An infected tooth is very painful and requires prompt treatment. If the tooth is not treated, the infection can spread and we may not be able to save the tooth from extraction. If you suspect an abscessed tooth, you need to contact our office immediately.
Your Emergency Dentist
Oak Tree Dental Care has been the preferred choice for emergency dentistry in Northgate, Green Lake, and surrounding areas. As a family dentist, we are always here for our patients, even during emergencies. If you have a dental emergency, please contact our office immediately to schedule an appointment.