Emergency Dentistry in Seattle, WA

Dental emergencies can be stressful situations, but our team does everything we can to make you feel comfortable and at ease. We offer same-day emergency care, so we can get you into our office as soon as you call. Whatever dental issue you’re facing, you can rest assured that our team has your back and is committed to restoring your smile. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, please get in touch with us right away!

Common Types of Dental Emergencies

Wondering if your dental problem constitutes an emergency visit? Here are some of the most common issues that require urgent dental care and steps to take before you get to our office:

  • Broken Tooth
  • For a broken tooth, try to save any pieces of the tooth possible and bring it with you to our office.

  • Chronic Cold Sores
  • If over-the-counter cold sore medications aren’t working, try icing the area and get to our office as soon as possible.

  • Knocked-Out Adult Tooth
  • When a permanent tooth is knocked out, try to put it back into the socket. If that’s not possible, transport it to our office in a cup of milk.

  • Severe Toothache or Sore Gums
  • If you have a severe toothache, try icing the area of your cheek closest to the tooth and call us for an emergency visit.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can dental emergencies be prevented?

The best way to prevent a dental emergency is by prioritizing preventive dental care and scheduling restorative services promptly before they turn into dental emergencies. If you play an aggressive contact sport, investing in a custom mouthguard is also a great way to prevent an emergency from arising. However, there are cases in which scheduling a visit with a same-day emergency dentist is unavoidable. No matter what your situation may be, our team would be happy to assist.

What are my options for tooth pain relief?

If you are in the process of scheduling a visit with our team but you need some relief right now, we recommend taking an over-the-counter pain medication in the meantime. Rinsing your mouth with a warm saltwater rinse can help to cleanse the mouth and numb some residual pain, or you can try applying vanilla extract or crushed garlic to the tooth for a natural remedy. Of course, your best bet is to visit your North Seattle emergency dentist as soon as possible to treat the problem directly.

Should I visit a same-day emergency dentist or the ER?

It’s not uncommon for patients experiencing dental emergencies to visit their nearest emergency room for treatment. While emergency rooms can offer pain relief, they often do not have the expertise and equipment required to treat dental-related emergencies. If you have a broken jaw or more severe injuries that need immediate attention, the ER is your best bet. Otherwise, you should get in touch with your North Seattle emergency dentist right away.

Affordable Emergency Dental Care

It can be hard to budget for the unexpected, which is why we offer a variety of flexible financial options. We don’t want patients to put off urgent dental care due to cost concerns, we’ll do what we can to help lower the financial barriers as much as possible.

Let us give your smile the personalized care it deserves.

Reen Chung, DDS

Reen Chung, DDS