If you or a family member experiences any type of dental trauma, you will want to make an immediate appointment to come in to our Pacific Family Dentistry practice. At our dental office, our expert dentist, Dr. Sang Y. Shin, will be able to completely treat your dental emergency in Tacoma WA.
Should you ever need to see a dentist for treatment of a dental emergency in Tacoma WA, remember that we are here for you. Two common dental traumas are teeth either being avulsed or dislodged. When a tooth is avulsed, it is knocked out of your mouth. If this occurs, try to pick up the tooth by the enamel, rinse it off, and insert it back into its socket. You will also want to contact our dental office immediately because time is of the essence. If it is not possible to reinsert the tooth, our office staff can give you instructions on how to safely transport the tooth back to our office. Once here, our dentist may be able to successfully reinsert the tooth. However, it is likely that you will need to have a root canal treatment performed several weeks down the road in order for the tooth to completely recover. Another common form of dental trauma is when a tooth is dislodged. This means that the tooth has actually been pushed back up into the gums. If this is the case, you will want to contact our office immediately so that you can be seen by our emergency dentist. It is likely that our dentist will be able to reposition the tooth and that the tooth will not need any additional care. However, there are times when the tooth pulp becomes damaged and you will need to have a root canal treatment in several weeks, as well. Seeing our dentist immediately after the trauma can mean the difference between saving the tooth, or needing to get a tooth replacement, such as a dental implant.
For an appointment to see our dentist regarding treatment for a dental emergency in Tacoma WA, contact us today.