Emergency Dentistry – Issaquah, WA
When You Need Urgent Care Right Away
In any dental emergency, your first move should be to call First Impressions Dental Care so that we can schedule an appointment for you as soon as possible. Dr. Sherman will make time to see you on the same day whenever possible to put a stop to your pain and start working on a way to repair the damage, prevent further harm, and protect your oral health for the long term. Our team will do everything they can to keep you comfortable and eliminate as much stress as possible from the process.
Why Choose First Impressions Dental Care for Emergency Dentistry?
- Same-Day Emergency Appointments
- Comfortable, Welcoming Dental Practice
- Dental Insurance Welcome
How We Treat Dental Emergencies
- Same-Day Appointment: As soon as you call our office and explain your situation, we’ll give you advice on what steps you need to take to manage your pain and prevent further damage. We’ll set up an appointment for you as soon as possible.
- Emergency Examination: We’ll get you comfortable, put a stop to your immediate pain, and then carefully check your mouth to narrow down the source of your pain. We may need to take X-rays to fully understand the scope of the damage.
- Reviewing Our Findings: After our examination, we’ll give you an outline of what we found and what the next steps should be. When we’re discussing treatment options, we’ll give you an estimate of how long it will likely take as well as the costs involved.
- Treating Your Smile: We’ll make it our goal to put a stop to your pain as efficiently as possible. Emergency treatment can be as simple as placing a filling or as complex as extracting and replacing a tooth depending on what you need.
Most Common Dental Emergencies
Not sure if you need to see a dentist right away for your dental issue? Below are some of the most common dental emergencies that we see on a regular basis. If any of these symptoms sound familiar, you should call our office immediately. Our team can help determine whether your situation is an emergency or not and guide you through the appropriate next steps.
Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
Someone who just needs a restoration for minor tooth decay will see a very different cost for their emergency treatment compared to someone who had an entire tooth knocked out. The cost of emergency care is not set in stone, and the only way to come up with a reliable estimate is to examine your mouth and consider available treatment options. Dental insurance partially covers many of the procedures that are traditionally used in emergency treatments, but every plan is different, so be sure to double-check with your provider.
Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies
You can’t avoid every emergency, but you can make them a lot less likely to happen if you:
- Brush for at least two minutes at a time twice a day.
- Floss regularly.
- Rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash.
- Schedule dental checkups and cleanings every six months.
- Avoid bad habits like biting your nails.
- Avoid using your teeth to open packages or crunch ice.
- Wear a mouthguard while playing sports.
If you’d like further suggestions for protecting your mouth, feel free to ask at your next appointment.
No one likes the idea that they might need to have a tooth removed at some point. For the most part, we try to save your natural tooth whenever possible; however, an extraction may be needed if the tooth is too badly damaged from trauma or decay to be repaired, or if there’s a severe infection that’s threatening to spread to the rest of your mouth. We’ll strive to replace a removed tooth as soon as possible so that you aren’t left with space in your smile for too long.