Emergency Dentistry

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Redmond, WA
Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry services offered in Redmond, WA

Emergency dentistry provides immediate care for serious dental problems, like severe toothaches, damaged restorations, and oral abscesses. At Redmond Dentists in Redmond, Washington, Ellen Vyas, DDS, and the team offer same-day emergency dentistry to adults and children. Prompt diagnosis and treatment reduce the risk of complications and preserve your oral health. Call Redmond Dentists to schedule emergency dentistry today. Online booking is also an option for less time-sensitive appointments.

Emergency Dentistry Q&A

Should I schedule an emergency dentistry appointment if I have a severe toothache?

Yes. Emergency dentistry provides treatment for oral health problems that require rapid care. If you have a severe toothache that doesn’t improve with over-the-counter medication, contact Redmond Dentists immediately. Visiting the office as soon as possible reduces the risk of complications and can even preserve your smile. 

What types of problems benefit from emergency dentistry?

The providers at Redmond Dentists use emergency dentistry to treat various oral health problems, including:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Severe toothaches
  • Badly cracked teeth
  • Loose or partially dislodged teeth
  • Cuts that won’t stop bleeding
  • Dental abscesses
  • Damaged restorations, like crowns and bridges

Some minor issues don’t require immediate attention. For example, if you get something stuck between your teeth, it might be uncomfortable, but it likely doesn’t require a visit to the dentist. Gently flossing your teeth is often enough to dislodge the object.

How can I tell the difference between a minor issue and a dental emergency?

The easiest way to determine if something is a dental emergency is to consider the possible outcomes. For example, if you’re concerned that you might lose a tooth or have an infection, visit Redmond Dentists right away. If you are experiencing severe pain, that’s an emergency. Minor tooth sensitivity is likely not. If a filling falls out or a crown falls off, you need to be seen as soon as possible, but if you have a slight crack or chip on a tooth that is not causing pain, it can likely wait a day or two.

What if I need emergency dentistry at night or on the weekend?

If you or a loved one need emergency dentistry and it's outside of Redmond Dentists’ normal business hours, visit your nearest urgent care center or emergency room. Redmond Dentists has an emergency phone number that you can contact outside of normal hours, but it’s better to be safe than it is to wait until the practice opens again.

Is there any way to prevent dental emergencies?

Dental emergencies, like knocked-out teeth and severe toothaches, are unpredictable. But there are steps you can take to reduce potentially serious problems. The providers at Redmond Dentists recommend brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing regularly, and visiting the dentist every six months for preventive cleanings and oral exams. 

If you play sports or grind your teeth, wear a mouthguard or a nightguard. Likewise, try to avoid bad habits, like nail biting and opening packaging with your teeth.

Call Redmond Dentists today to schedule emergency dentistry for yourself or your child. Online scheduling is also available.