If you are having a dental emergency, our highly trained doctors and staff are here for you. Whether you broke your tooth, are in pain, or have a dental related swelling, call us. We offer Free Emergency Exams & Digital X-Rays and can see you immediately. Our helpful staff will make it as easy as possible to work around your schedule so you can be seen right away. We will do our best to let you know what is going on and what your options are, so that you can make the best decision and start feeling better right away!
At Washington Dental, we specialize in caring for emergency patients. It is our goal to get you an appointment to see one of our doctors immediately so we can help you right away. If your having pain, if your tooth hurts, if your tooth is broken, or if you have an infection, it is important to be seen by an emergency dentist immediately. If you wait too long to see a dentist, you can actually make the situation worse. Call us to be seen immediately!
When you come to our office, it is our goal to make you feel as comfortable as possible. We know that having a dental emergency can be painful, that is why we do our best to accommodate you and make you feel at home. Our staff are very experienced with dental emergencies. We will gently take your digital X-rays and any necessary pictures so we can clearly show you what is going on. Our goal is to properly explain to you what is happening, so we can easily come up with a plan to treat any problem you are having. We have some of the best reviews on the internet, because we make it a priority to treat everyone with gentle care.
Broken Tooth - My Tooth Is Broken
If your tooth is broken you should see an emergency dentist right away. Your tooth can break for many different reasons, that is why it is important to get your tooth checked immediately. At Washington Dental we provide emergency dental services right away, don't wait.
Your tooth may be broken due to dental decay (a cavity), or maybe it fractured because you bit into something the wrong way. It is important to see an emergency dentist so we can properly diagnose the problem you are having.
If your tooth broke due to dental decay (a cavity), it is very important to remove the cavity before it gets any bigger. The larger the cavity, the more fragile and painful your tooth can be. It is very important to prevent the cavity from reaching the nerve of your tooth, that is why it is important to get regular check ups and cleanings. When the cavity is small, it can easily be fixed with a white filling. However, as the cavity grows, it gets bigger and reaches the center of the tooth, where the tooth’s nerve is. Once the cavity gets to the nerve of the tooth, the tooth can be painful and the gum around the tooth can start swelling. The tooth is also very fragile when the cavity is at the nerve, and can easily break. If the cavity reaches the nerve it is important to remove the cavity and clean the nerve, in order to save the tooth. When you clean the nerve, that is called a root canal. A dental crown is needed after to cover the tooth and protect it. If the cavity is not treated right away, your gum and cheeks may swell because your tooth has a dental infection. This swelling, or infection, can spread to other areas, which is very unhealthy.
Your tooth can also break if you bite into something the wrong way, or if you are grinding or clenching your teeth. When your tooth breaks it is very important to see how much of the tooth has actually broken. If only a small piece of your tooth is broken, then most likely it can be fixed with a dental crown or filling. The filling or dental crown will cover your tooth and protect your tooth. If a larger part of your tooth is broken, that can be painful. It is important to see an emergency dentist right away to do a proper evaluation to make sure everything is ok. If your tooth is painful it is because the nerve of your tooth is involved in the break. If there is enough tooth remaining at this point, we can save your tooth. However, if too much of your tooth is broken, it may not be a good idea to save the tooth, because it may not have a good long term prognosis. Your emergency dentist will give you your options. If there is a good amount of tooth remaining after it has broken, we will save your tooth. However, if a very large part of your tooth is broken, the tooth will have a poor long term prognosis and should be removed and replaced with a dental implant.
Teeth that are broken can easily be replaced with same day dental implants. Dental implants are the number one way to replace any broken or missing teeth. Dental implants are the best because they are fixed, very stable, and can last for a long time. When a large part of a tooth breaks off, or if the tooth has a large infection and cannot be saved, the best option is to remove the tooth and replace it with a dental implant. Unlike other options, dental implants are made of titanium and actually replace the missing tooth. After the implant heals, the crown is then permanently cemented on. The implant is as strong as your natural tooth, it does not come out, and looks very natural. Our dentists have many years of experience in placing dental implants.
Tooth Pain - My Tooth Hurts
Tooth pain can be very uncomfortable and can happen for a few reasons; such as a large cavity, an infection, or if your tooth is broken or fractured. It is important to see a dentist immediately to get you out of pain. Our office offers Free Exam & Digital X-Rays for all new patients. We will see you as soon as possible to take care of your dental emergency.
When a tooth breaks, or if there is a large cavity, the nerve of the tooth can be involved. This creates a lot of pain and discomfort. It is very important to see a dentist right away. If enough of the tooth is left, and the break is not very large, it is a good idea to save the tooth. However, if a lot of the tooth is now missing, it can be difficult to save the tooth. It is important to see a dentist so they can properly guide you on what is the best method to care for this issue. At our offices we have great doctors that are capable to serve you. We have great dentists who are experienced in all phases of emergency, family, and implant dentistry. If your tooth is savable, our doctors will fix the tooth and make it as good as new. If we cannot save your tooth, our doctors are very experienced in replacing the tooth with same day dental implants. Dental implants are fixed, durable, and can last for ever. Dental implants are the best way to replace a missing tooth. Our team is very experienced and we perform all procedures in the same office.
Dental Swelling - Dental Infection
A dental swelling, swollen gums, tooth pain, or a growing around your gum and teeth is a sign of a dental infection. Seeing a dentist immediately is very important because a dental infection can be extremely unhealthy and dangerous. Our office can see you right away, and we offer Free Exam & Digital X-Rays for all new patients.
If your tooth or gum is swollen, it is because you have an infection. It is important to fix a dental infection immediately, or it can spread to other teeth and your gums. It can also cause bacteria to spread to other parts of your body. Dental infections can happen from large cavities, unhealthy gums, and broken teeth. Our dentists are great at managing your dental pain and infections. There is no need to suffer needlessly, call us today so we can help.