To keep you and our team safe during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, we have implemented additional screenings and protective measures to minimize the risk of viral transmission. We will continue to keep up with the best available scientific evidence and follow appropriate recommendations. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Dental emergencies happen unexpectedly. We will address your concerns promptly, even during weekends and after-hours. Same-day or next-day appointments are usually available to provide the urgent care that you need.
Emergency dentistry at Snoqualmie Ridge Family Dental includes quick triage, timely assessment and proper treatment. Our goal is to provide the care that you need. This will reduce your discomfort and minimize long-term negative effects.
According to the American Dental Association (ADA):
Dental emergencies are potentially life threatening. Immediate treatments are recommended to stop bleeding, alleviate severe pain and infection.
Uncontrolled bleeding inside the mouth
Swelling of the face or abscess in the mouth that may affect breathing
Trauma to the face that may affect breathing
Dental urgent care focuses on alleviating pain and reducing infection and complication.
Acute infection and swelling
Pain is not always involved with dental emergencies, although it is a common signal that an evaluation is warranted. Pain often originates from tooth, but the source of the pain could also be associated with surrounding tissues or be referred from other nearby anatomies, such as muscles, sinuses, or the underlying nerves.
Fractures (dental trauma) can occur anywhere on the tooth or to the surrounding bone, depending on the site and extent of fracture the treatment options will vary. Dental restoration falling out or fracturing can also be dental emergencies, as proper functions may be compromised in terms of aesthetics, eating and talking. All dental emergencies should be treated by a dental health professional.