24/7 Emergency Care
At Dental Care Of Vashon, we view our patients as our family, so we never want you to feel alone. This is especially true during a dental emergency! It can be a worrying time but rest assured that our team is here for you.
If you are experiencing a severe toothache, you have broken a tooth, or even had a tooth knocked out, then please call us. Our experienced and calm team will provide over-the-phone advice and book you in the same day whenever possible.
Call us and we’ll help you decide the best course of action.
There are a number of common situations our Vashon dental team is able to help you with. Whether it be a toothache, trauma, or a missing tooth, we can provide reliable advice and help you remove the pain.
Here are step-by-step instructions of what to do in a dental emergency.
Protect the injury
Try to stop any bleeding
Call Dental Care Of Vashon
Clearly explain the problem
Follow the directions of our team
If you believe the injuries are life-threatening then call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.
Please take a look at our help guide for dental emergencies.
Try a save any pieces of the tooth that have broken away. Rinse them in warm water, place in a clean container, and cover with them in milk, water, and some salt.
Rinse the injured person’s mouth with warm water and attempt to stop any bleeding. Apply a clean gauze or cloth to the area and apply pressure. If the bleeding doesn’t stop after 10 minutes then call our dental team or go to the hospital.
Knocked Out Tooth
When a tooth is knocked out, you need to act fast – call us asap!
Only hold the tooth by the crown – do not touch the root.
Rinse the injured person’s mouth with warm water and attempt to stop any bleeding. Apply a clean gauze to the area and apply pressure. If the bleeding doesn’t stop after 10 minutes then call our dental team or go to the hospital.
Where possible, attempt to replace the tooth into the gum socket. Do not be too firm but gently place some pressure.
If you can’t replace it, then rinse the tooth in warm water, place in a small container, and cover with milk, water, and some salt.
Lost Crown or Filling
When you lose a crown or a filling, it is extremely rare that we need to see you the same day. Please schedule an appointment with us. Prior to your visit, here is what you need to do:
Fillings: If you find the filling, place in a clean container and bring it with you to your appointment.
Crowns: If you find the crown, give it a good clean and line the inside with toothpaste or dental adhesive. You can then attempt to replace it or keep safe in a container.
If you are suffering from a severe toothache then inspect the tooth and clean the area. Use floss to remove any debris and check the gum line too. If the pain persists then please call our Seattle dentist at (206) 463-9115.