What is considered a dental emergency?
Dental emergencies can include severe toothaches, knocked-out teeth, chipped or fractured teeth, dental abscesses, gum infections, dental trauma, or any oral condition causing significant pain, discomfort, or bleeding that requires immediate attention.
Should I visit the emergency room for a dental emergency?
While the emergency room can provide initial care for certain dental emergencies, it is recommended to visit a dentist for dental-specific issues. Dentists have the expertise, equipment, and specialized knowledge to address dental emergencies effectively.
Can I schedule an emergency dental appointment at Port Orchard Dental Excellence?
Yes, Port Orchard Dental Excellence offers emergency dental appointments. We prioritize providing prompt care for dental emergencies and strive to accommodate same-day or next-day appointments whenever possible.
What should I do if my tooth gets knocked out?
If a tooth gets knocked out, handle it by the crown (avoid touching the root), rinse it gently with water if dirty, and try to place it back into the socket if possible. If not, keep it moist in milk or saliva and visit our dental office immediately for evaluation and potential re-implantation.
How can I manage severe tooth pain at home before my emergency dental appointment?
Rinse your mouth with warm saltwater, take over-the-counter pain medication as directed, and apply a cold compress to the outside of the affected area to reduce swelling and alleviate pain temporarily. However, it is crucial to seek dental care as soon as possible to address the underlying cause.
What if I have a dental emergency outside of regular office hours?
Port Orchard Dental Excellence provides emergency after-hours contact information for our patients. You can reach out to us for guidance and assistance in managing your dental emergency promptly.
Will I be charged extra for emergency dental services?
Emergency dental services may have additional fees associated with them. Our team at Port Orchard Dental Excellence will provide you with information on the associated costs and work with you to ensure you receive the necessary care while considering your financial situation.
What if I'm unsure whether my condition is a dental emergency?
If you are unsure whether your condition requires immediate attention, it is best to contact Port Orchard Dental Excellence for guidance. Our experienced team can assess your situation over the phone and provide recommendations based on your symptoms and concerns.
Disclaimer: Please note that the provided information above is based on general knowledge, and it's always recommended to consult with Dr. Lance Stolworthy, or our dental team for personalized advice and recommendations regarding your specific dental needs and conditions. For any questions or concerns, please call our Port Orchard office at (360) 876-3171.