Emergency Dentistry

Family & General Dentistry located in Federal Way, WA
Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry services offered in Federal Way, WA

Dental emergencies mean you need care immediately and can’t wait a few days, or weeks, to get professional care. At Federal Way Dental in Federal Way, Washington, David Rubinov, DDS and the team offer same-day appointments for emergency dentistry patients that have problems, like sudden tooth pain or a knocked-out tooth. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Emergency Dentistry Q&A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is the immediate care you need when you can’t wait for a future appointment. Seek out emergency dentistry if you have an injury to your mouth due to a sports accident, a fall, or if you wake up in the morning with severe tooth pain. 

When should I use emergency dentistry services?

Emergency dental issues include problems like broken restorations, tooth abscesses, and mouth bleeding. Common problems the team at Federal Way Dental treats include:

Lost crown or fillings

If you have a temporary crown placed after a root canal or to cover a large cavity, it can become dislodged during meals or activity. If so, you should reach out to get it replaced. Permanent crowns that experience damage or that fall off need immediate care, as well. Without a crown or filling, a vulnerable tooth is susceptible to infection or further damage. 

Severe tooth pain

Sudden or extreme tooth pain is an indication of a potential serious problem like infected pulp or a fracture. If you experience sudden or extreme tooth pain, make an emergency dentistry appointment at Federal Way Dental. The team assesses the reason for your pain and offers immediate relief and treatment.

Knocked-out tooth

If you lose a tooth during a fall, sports play, or other accident, reach out to Federal Way Dental right away. Hold the tooth in your cheek pouch or in a cup of lukewarm milk. With prompt care, your dentist may be able to restore the tooth. 

Abscess or infection

Patients who develop a pus-filled pocket in your gums around a tooth need emergency dentistry care. An abscess is the sign of an infection. 

Cracked, broken, or chipped teeth may also require urgent care. If you’re not sure your case needs emergency care, call Federal Way Dental for guidance. 

How can I prevent needing emergency dentistry?

Dental emergencies sometimes just happen and can’t be avoided. But with good hygiene and protective gear, you can reduce the chance that you need emergency dentistry. 

Always wear the appropriate protective gear while playing contact sports. Keep up with good dental hygiene that includes twice-per-day brushing, flossing, and routine professional cleanings. When you notice mouth pain, don’t just hope it goes away. Contact your provider and come in for an appointment to receive early intervention. 

Call Federal Way Dental today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about emergency dentistry.