EMERGENCY DENTISTRY IN TIGARD
WHAT IS EMERGENCY DENTISTRY?
Emergency dentistry is available to Tigard and Beaverton patients who have experienced a dental injury or accident, or are in severe dental pain and discomfort. The goal of emergency dental care is to get patients out of pain quickly and back to optimal oral health as soon as possible. Dentists will often leave openings in their schedules for same-day emergency appointments, and will sometimes be available after-hours and on weekends.
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We offer $88 emergency exams and x-rays!
New patients only.
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What to do in a dental emergency
An unexpected dental injury can be extremely painful, but it’s important not to panic. Nearly every dental issue has a solution and can be treated by a Tigard dentist. So don’t worry! Dr. Henderson can help.
CONTROL ANY BLEEDING
If blood is present following an accident or injury, you can use sterile gauze and pressure to control the bleeding. The bleeding should slow within an hour.
REDUCE SWELLING & PAIN
Pain and swelling can be treated with an over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Do not use aspirins that thin the blood as they will prevent clotting and may make it difficult to control bleeding. Applying an ice pack to the cheek near the affected area can also help relieve pain.
Give our Tigard dental office a call as soon as you’ve regained control of your situation. We can help determine the severity of your dental injury, and get you in our office as soon as possible for prompt emergency care.
Same-Day Dental Care
Same-day dental care ensures that you can resolve your dental emergency quickly and get the care you need from your dentist right away. Putting off treatment can put you at risk for more serious complications. For example, a broken tooth that could be easily treated with a dental crown might become infected and require a root canal if left untreated. Delaying treatment also forces you to deal with pain that you simply don’t need to live with.
The sooner you see a dentist like The Smile Lounge for your dental emergency in Tigard or Beaverton, the sooner you’ll be on your way to back to optimal dental health. We offer same-day care to ensure that you get the treatment you need when you need it.
Common Emergency Procedures
Depending on your issue, your dentist may suggest any number of treatments to get you back to normal. Dental crowns, for instance, are commonly used to treat broken, damaged, or seriously-decayed teeth. If you’ve been experiencing a severe or chronic toothache, an infection may be the culprit, and your Tigard dentist may recommend root canal therapy.
Other common procedures include tooth splinting, which is used to stabilize a loose or knocked-out tooth and allow it to heal. More rarely, tooth extractions may be required to remove seriously damaged teeth that cannot be treated with alternative methods of restorative care.