Emergency Dentist — Everett, WA
Don’t Be Afraid to Get Your Emergency Treated!
When you’re suffering from a dental emergency, whether it’s caused by long-term tooth decay that developed an oral infection or forced trauma after a bad fall, Albright Family Dental is prepared to get you out of discomfort and do everything possible to save your tooth. Our dentist and team members are highly experienced in making every phase of your appointment comfortable in this difficult time. To get started, contact our dental office today for emergency dentistry in Everett, WA!
Why Choose Albright Family Dental for Emergency Dental Care?
- Same-Day Appointments and Same-Day Crowns Available
- Multiple Forms of Sedation for Anxious Patients
- Professional Dentist and Team Dedicated to Comfort
How We Treat Dental Emergencies
- Schedule a same-day appointment and get essential care: When your tooth is in pain, broken or completely knocked-out, you need to call our dental office first so you can schedule an appointment. By getting this out of the way early, you can establish a time and day to get treatment and speak with one of our team members who can help you stabilize your condition before you arrive.
- Get an emergency exam from our dentist: After you arrive, a team member will check you in, bring you to an operatory, and Dr. Kaopua will perform an emergency exam. Digital X-rays may also be captured depending on your symptoms.
- Review findings and learn our recommendations: Once he’s reviewed your symptoms and the current condition of your mouth, Dr. Kaopua can make a recommendation for treatment. He’ll break down the cost estimates and timeline ahead of time so you can make an informed decision on your care.
- Get the care you need and start healing: With the help of our experienced team, we can address your urgent symptoms as soon as possible. Common treatments we may recommend include dental fillings, crowns, root canal therapy, extractions, and other services.
The Most Common Dental Emergencies
Before you get to the dental office, consider our tips for the following types of emergencies below. We are equipped to handle just about any dental emergency you experience. However, it’s always helpful to take certain steps to manage your emergency until you’re able to visit our practice. While there are many types of dental emergencies out there, these are the most common we see at Albright Family Dental.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies
When you’re having a dental emergency, the last thing you should do is put off getting treatment. After all, doing so will only put you at higher risk of needing additional treatment later. When you arrive, we’ll closely examine your mouth and develop a plan that works for you. Depending on the complexity of your treatment, your dental care costs may fluctuate. For example, antibiotics for an oral infection, as opposed to a full-blown root canal, would be cheaper overall. No matter what your costs are, we’ll prioritize getting you out of discomfort and on the right path towards better oral health.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
Most dental emergencies occur because of the lack of prevention. By performing your daily at-home oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing, you can prevent most dental disease. You’ll also want to commit to checkups and cleanings every six months as this is the most effective method for catching problems early. Of course, it’s also important to never use your teeth as a tool and always wear a mouthguard if you play contact sports.
Dental Emergency FAQ’s
Dealing with a dental emergency can be a difficult and potentially scary prospect when you have no one to turn to for help or guidance. That’s why it’s vital to have Albright Family Dental’s contact number saved in your phone in the event of the worst-case scenario. With that said, we encourage you to learn more about how to handle dental emergencies ahead of time so you can be prepared. Below, we’ve answered some of the most common questions we’ve heard over the years for your convenience.
Will my toothache go away on its own?
In general, toothaches rarely go away on their own. Instead, they only get worse with time. This is why it’s best to schedule a checkup at our office if one appears. This will give our dentists a chance to examine your mouth and confirm if something is wrong. Since there are many potential causes for a toothache, we want to rule them out as soon as possible. Visiting us also gives us an opportunity to help you prevent your symptoms from worsening. With that said, toothaches around the tooth (rather than inside) may go away on their own, especially if the discomfort is coming from irritation of the gum tissue surrounding the tooth.
Can the emergency room remove a tooth?
Licensed dentists are the only professionals that can legally perform a tooth extraction. For this reason, it’s rare that any doctor at a hospital will be able to remove your tooth. The exception would be if they were an oral surgeon, a profession that still requires a dental degree. At best, an emergency room will provide you antibiotics and pain medication, but not address the source of your dental pain. They will end up telling you to go to a dentist anyway, assuming you don’t have any life-threatening symptoms. Furthermore, you may not even need a tooth extraction, so it’s best to confirm with our office if you can treat your discomfort with root canal therapy instead.
Do chipped teeth heal?
Enamel is considered to be the hardest substance in the human body, but it is not indestructible. Unlike other organic materials, it cannot grow back on its own. If you have a chipped, cracked, or otherwise broken tooth, it will not grow back. At best, teeth can remineralize, but this is not the same as enamel growing back. In this case, you’ll need to have a restoration placed on top of the tooth to protect it from breaking down further. This could include either a crown or veneer, depending on the nature of the damage.
What is causing my jaw pain?
Jaw pain typically occurs due to an unconscious teeth grinding or clenching habit. These habits put stress on the jaw joints, leading to discomfort and inflammation. Jaw pain can also appear due to a jaw injury that never healed properly or arthritis. If your jaw is misaligned, your risk for teeth grinding and clenching as well as developing TMJ disorder goes up. We can examine your jaw more closely during your appointment and confirm if you need a more personalized treatment plan to address your jaw pain.