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Emergency Dentist Specialist

Northwest Dental and Denture

General Dentists located in Everett, WA & Bellingham, WA

Knocked-out teeth, a mouth wound, or a cracked tooth are all reasons to seek immediate treatment from an emergency dentist. The dental experts at Northwest Dental have offices in Bellingham, Burlington, Arlington, Everett, and Oak Harbor, Washington, to serve the emergency dental needs of your whole family. If you have a dental emergency, call the office closest to you, or use the online booking system.

Emergency Dentist Q & A

What does an emergency dentist do?

An emergency dentist treats dental and mouth injuries that need immediate attention. Dental emergencies are typically any situation in which you need to save a broken or knocked-out tooth. Getting to one of Northwest Dental’s Washington locations within 30 minutes of your tooth or mouth injury could mean the difference between saving or losing the tooth.

When should I call an emergency dentist?

Whenever you are concerned about a serious mouth injury or condition for yourself or a member of your family, it’s a good idea to seek immediate emergency dental care. Some situations that are considered dental emergencies include:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • A loose permanent tooth
  • Severe tooth or mouth pain
  • Bleeding inside your mouth from your gums, cheeks, or tongue
  • An injury to your face or mouth
  • Swelling in your mouth, gums, or tongue
  • A severely cracked or broken tooth
  • A laceration or tear on your lips

If you chip a tooth but it doesn’t appear as if you may lose the tooth entirely, it may not be a dental emergency. Even so, it’s a good idea to contact one of the experienced dentists at Northwest Dental so they can tell you how to best handle your tooth until you can get to one of their offices.

How should I handle a knocked-out tooth?

A knocked-out tooth is a serious dental emergency. If you don’t receive immediate dental care, you may be at risk of losing the tooth. In this situation, clean both the injured tooth and inside your mouth. Rinse your mouth and tooth with warm water, being careful not to touch the tooth by the roots.

Gently handle the tooth by the crown (top) as you rinse it. If possible, try to place it back into the socket in your gum where it came out. Try to gently bite down to keep your tooth in place until you can get to Northwest Dental. Call one of the locations immediately, or have someone call for you to explain the situation.

If you are unable to place the tooth back into its socket, place your tooth in a small cup of milk to help preserve it until you get to one of the dental offices. In the event of a dental emergency, call any of the Northwest Dental locations for expert assistance.