Emergency Dentistry

General and Cosmetic Dentist located in Everett, WA

Emergency Dentistry services offered in Everett, WA

When a dental emergency happens, you want a trusted provider you can turn to anytime. Dedicated dentists James S Lee, DDS, Sung-A Elizabeth Ro-Lee, DMD, and her experienced team at Care Dental offer same-day appointments and accept walk-ins for emergency situations. Call the office or request an appointment online to learn more about emergency dentistry today.

Emergency Dentistry Q&A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry offers care when you have a dental problem that can’t wait a few days (or weeks) for an appointment. These emergencies include injury from falls, sports injuries, sudden pain or swelling. 

Emergency dentistry can save a tooth and alleviate serious pain. Getting care right away also helps you avoid future complications.

What happens when I come in for a dental emergency?

Care Dental accepts walk-ins, so if you have an emergency – head to the office. You can also call ahead to find out if there is any wait time.  

At your appointment, your dentist evaluates your symptoms, takes X-rays, and performs an exam to determine the cause of your pain or extent of your injury. 

Your dentist may treat you right away, which might include extraction or root canal treatment. But, if you have a chipped or cracked tooth, you may get temporary repair and schedule a future appointment for more extensive work. 

When should I seek emergency dentistry?

If you wake up with severe tooth pain or an abscess, call Care Dental right away. Any unusual swelling or bleeding also needs immediate care.

Patients who suffer an injury to their mouth or jaw from incidents, such as a car wreck, a fall, or a sports tackle should also seek emergency dental care. 

Common dental emergencies seen at Care Dental include: 

  • Knocked-out tooth or teeth
  • Objects stuck between teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Severe tooth pain

If you aren’t sure your problem requires an emergency appointment, call the office and talk to the friendly staff. They can guide you to the appropriate care you need. 

How can I prevent needing emergency dentistry services?

It’s not possible to avoid all dental emergencies — accidents happen. However, you can take the following steps to reduce your risks of an oral health emergency:

  • Maintain excellent at-home oral hygiene
  • Attend regular professional cleanings and dental exams
  • Visit the dentist when you first start to feel tooth sensitivity or mild pain
  • Don’t use your teeth as tools to cut or open items
  • Wear a mouthguard while playing contact sports
  • Avoid chewing on solid objects like ice cubes, candies, corn nuts, and popcorn kernels

If you need emergency dental care, trust the team at Care Dental by calling or requesting an appointment online today.