Urgent Care for Injured and Damaged Teeth
When you’ve damaged a tooth from an accidental injury, you need to get care as quickly as possible. The sooner you get care, the easier it is to extend the life and health of your damaged tooth. Dr. Lance Timmerman offers same day emergency dental care in Seattle for patients with dental emergencies and injured teeth.
When is an Injured Tooth an Emergency?
Every tooth injury should be treated seriously. Even very minor bumps or chips in the teeth could be indicative of future dental concerns. If you’ve suffered damage to your teeth, it’s time to call our Seattle dental office for an exam. Dr. Lance Timmerman will have a digital x-ray taken of the area to inspect the surrounding bone structure, the root of the tooth, and possible damage to the nerve.
If Your Tooth Breaks
If your tooth has actually broken or fallen out, we ask that you place it in a cup of milk or saline and bring it to Dr. Timmerman’s office as soon as possible. It may be possible to place the broken or damaged tooth back into your mouth. Take special care not to try to scrub or clean it off, as this can damage thin fibers that help the tooth or enamel be reinserted into your mouth.
Protect Yourself from Injured Teeth
Dr. Lance Timmerman provides custom fitted athletic mouthguards and bite splints to people who may be predisposed to dental emergencies. If you suffer from chronic grinding, clenching, or participate in physical activities, then tooth protection is one of the most important things you should consider for your smile.
Our custom fitted guards protect your teeth from injury, extend the life of your restorations, and can even help you avoid concussions during sporting activities.
You don’t have to worry about your injured tooth when you see Dr. Lance Timmerman for your dental care. Call us immediately so that we can accommodate your needs as quickly as possible. We also treat injured gums.