At Cascade Dental Care, we understand that a dental emergency can be stressful. To help you react calmly if an emergency should strike, we’re happy to discuss how you should respond to unexpected complications.
For instance, do you know what you would do if you bit into something hard and your tooth fractured? If this happens, you should gather any missing pieces and bring them to our office. Our dentist may be able to use the pieces to repair your tooth. We will also inspect your tooth to make sure there is nothing wrong inside your teeth. On a similar note, please remember that chipping your tooth isn’t typically considered an emergency, but we still recommend visiting us as soon as possible.
A few common dental emergencies come from trauma. For instance, if you fall or are hit, your tooth could be knocked loose or dislodged. If this happens, please visit our dentists immediately. In fact, we recommend visiting Dr. Teigen and Dr. Kirkpatrick within 30 minutes if possible. Try to bring the tooth with you, but please don’t handle it by the root. Also, we recommend placing the tooth in milk or keeping it moist with saliva.
Other circumstances may require dental attention soon, but not immediately. For example, a toothache, lost crown or filling, or damaged braces don’t require immediate care, but should be taken care of soon. If you are interested in learning more please feel free to give us a call at 360-425-8140.