Emergency Dentist Kennewick WA

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Suffering from Severe Dental Pain that Requires Emergency Dentist Kennewick WA?

Primary Causes of Emergency Dentist Kennewick WA Emergency Calls

There are 2 primary reasons we see for requiring an emergency dentist call or visit.

1. Accidents are responsible for most emergency dentist visits involving a lost tooth (teeth), an avulsed (partially knocked out tooth) tooth, teeth fractures or chips and even lost crowns. Sports plays a dominant role in this as does auto accidents. Teeth aren't very forgiving when they meet a steering wheel, or the elbow or head of an opponent in sports activities. If you have been in an auto accident, particularly involving head injuries, be sure and be checked out by a hospital first. 

2. Poor Dental Hygiene plays a role in other emergency dentist visits we see.

Things like severe toothaches, painful to chew, painful and swollen gums and abscesses from ignoring the dentist for to long. Poor dental hygiene sets you up for an emergency dentist visit somewhere down the road, if you aren't taking proper care of your teeth with good oral hygiene.

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Reasons to Call Emergency Dentist Kennewick WA

Swollen Face and Pain

A serious dental infection that needs immediate response is the typical cause of this. Typically, these types of conditions don’t get better on their own. It could be an infected tooth, bone infection, or gum infection.

What You Should Do

Don’t wait. It is imperative you get immediate attention. Call us immediately. If you delay, it is possible to die from an infection in or around the mouth (Sepsis).

Stay upright and don’t lie flat, even during sleep.

Drink fluids. Getting dehydrated while you have an infection could make complications more likely.

Knocked Out Tooth

If you lose the tooth, in all probability you'll need a dental implant. An implant fills the space where the root used to be in the gum.

If you are able to re implant the tooth within the hour (meaning, stick it back in), there’s a good chance that it’ll take. If the tooth is re implanted properly, there’s still a likelihood that you’ll need a root canal, but at least you’ll have your own tooth and won’t need an implant.

What You Should Do

Pick your tooth up by the crown, not the root. The crown is the part of the tooth you bite with and the root is the pointy end of the tooth. Touching the root damages the tissue that helps with re-implantation.

For an adult tooth only, try placing the tooth back in the socket. Before you do this, look at the teeth on the other side of the mouth that are mirror images of the tooth you’re trying to re-implant in order to visualize how it should be placed back in so that you don’t place it the wrong way. Make sure you do this without touching the root. Only do this if you know what you’re doing. I’ve seen knocked out teeth re-inserted facing the wrong way!

Call emergency dentist Kennewick WA immediately and let us know you have lost a tooth. Time is of the essence here, you have about an hour to get the tooth reinserted in order to 

Broken, Chipped, or Cracked Tooth

Typically, if it’s a small crack you’ll need a filling and if it’s a large piece you’ll need a crown. If the tooth is

What You Should Do

Don’t panic! If you’re not in pain, that buys you a lot of time. Most often, teeth will break and there’s no pain. It’s normal for there to be, at least initially, some sensitivity to cold and heat—all that means is that the piece that broke off was large enough to expose the inner structure of the tooth called dentin. This sensitivity will go away in a few hours to a few days as saliva will remineralize and insulate that area.

Give us a call. The more information you can provide the better so we know how to plan for your visit. Tell us what happened. "Half my tooth broke off" or "One cusp broke off" or "a filling fell out". Even better, email or text us a photo. We'll get back to you right away with your best options.  

Bleeding From The Mouth

It could be a chronic condition or an acute condition. If you’re seeing blood on the floss, then you have gum disease or gingivitis. But if you’re seeing blood in your saliva, that’s a different story—it could be due to an advanced stage of gum disease or even something more severe, such as oral cancer.  

Bleeding from the mouth is not normal. The mouth is very good at preventing bleeding, so it’s rare for gums to bleed from abrasions or cuts.

What You Should Do

If you’re seeing blood on your floss, in all probability you need treated for gum disease. The sooner, the better. Blood on your toothbrush or floss is not normal and indicates that you may have a chronic disease that eventually will lead to the loss of your teeth. Book an appointment within the month!

Having a dental Emergency? 

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Think You Have a Tooth Abscess

It’s hard to know whether you have a pulpal (the inner substance of the tooth) abscess without an x-ray and an exam, but, if the tooth has lingering sensitivity to hot and cold, severe tenderness upon chewing, pain after positional movement, or is causing spontaneous pain, chances are good that you have a dead or dying tooth.

A pulpal abscess is an infection inside of the tooth and typically means the living tissue inside the tooth is necrosing (slowly dying) and will need a root canal to get rid of the dead and dying tissue.

What You Should Do

Don’t put this off too long. In my experience, pulpal abscesses lead to facial swelling and potentially severe systemic complications, always at the worst possible time, like right before a vacation, exams, Holidays, or leaving on a business trip. Call us and make an appointment for the next day or as soon as possible.

Pain When You Bite or Chew

It could mean cracked tooth syndrome. If you catch this early, the sooner you crown it, the less likelihood there will be a root canal or loss of the tooth because you’re stopping the cracking from progressing by stabilizing it with a crown.

It could also mean it’s not tooth pain, but muscle pain when you bite, caused by nighttime grinding or daytime grinding. These aren’t emergencies, so book an appointment within the month.

It could also be a pulpal abscess (see above).

What You Should Do

Make an appointment to see a dentist within the week.

Don’t chew on that tooth because the next chew or bite could result in loss of the tooth with a crack that goes all the way through the tooth.
Source: Ask The Dentist

You Could be Setting Yourself Up for an Emergency Dentist Visit Later On and Not Even Know It

Many people do things that can compromise their teeth, without realizing it. For instance, chewing on ice, crunching hard candy or eating popcorn kernels can crack teeth without you even knowing. If you use your teeth to tear open packages instead of using scissors, this can cause tiny cracks in your teeth and in the enamel that protects you teeth that you can’t see with the naked eye.

It may seem almost cliché at this point, but basic dental care like brushing your teeth after every meal and using floss to clean between your teeth still go a long way toward fortifying your dental health. In addition to brushing and flossing, adopt habits like wearing a mouthguard if you play sports to insulate your teeth from excessive force or trauma. 

Also, wear a mouthguard if you grind your teeth in your sleep, either as a matter of habit or when you’re experiencing stress.

Schedule regular dental visits so your dentist can monitor your dental health and take preventative steps to minimize the possibility of having dental problems later. Your primary defense against dental problems is maintaining excellent oral hygiene.

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