Dental emergencies require fast care to protect teeth and oral health, but these emergencies often happen when your dentist is out of the office. Bill Gilbert DDS offers the services of an emergency dentist in Bellevue, Washington, for patients who have unexpected dental problems. Whether your tooth gets knocked out at a weekend sporting event or you lose a crown at a family dinner, Dr. Gilbert can be in the office to help quickly.
Dr. Gilbert understands that certain dental concerns need addressing as quickly as possible. That's why he is available on weekends and after hours when necessary. Some common dental emergencies include:
If you experience these problems, call Bill Gilbert DDS right away for emergency care.
It’s possible to replace a permanent tooth that’s been knocked out, so be sure to call Dr. Gilbert right away for an emergency visit. Treat your damaged tooth correctly to improve the chance that it can be reinserted.
If you’ve had a permanent tooth dislodged during an accident, fight, or sporting event, follow these first aid procedures:
A cracked or broken tooth can be quite painful. To alleviate the pain, rinse your mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress to your face near the broken tooth. Call Dr. Gilbert for an emergency appointment.
A toothache is a sign that something's wrong, but not all toothaches are emergencies. Try rinsing your mouth with warm water, and then use dental floss to remove any food stuck between your teeth. If this doesn't help, schedule an appointment with Dr. Gilbert. Whether the problem is an emergency depends on the severity of the pain.
If you call Dr. Gilbert because you have something lodged between your teeth, he recommends using dental floss to try to dislodge it. If this doesn't work, you may need to come into the office. Leaving something, even if it's just a small piece of food, stuck between your teeth can cause serious discomfort and oral health problems.