A dental emergency is trauma that occurs to the mouth, gums, or teeth, and may require immediate attention. Knowing what to do in a dental emergency could ensure a better outcome. The best thing to do should you experience an emergency is to stay calm.
Prior to arriving at our Vancouver, WA dental office, you may wish to rinse your mouth out with warm (not hot) salt water. If you are in severe pain, apply a cold compress to help alleviate the pain and reduce any swelling.
Some dental emergencies can be prevented by planning and making better choices. Patients can avoid dental injuries to the teeth and gums with these tips:
Your teeth are not the replacement for scissors or other sharp object designed to cut. Treat your teeth with the appropriate care, so you can keep your beautiful smile and natural teeth.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency call 9-1-1.
For non-emergency situations please fill out the form below
or call our Vancouver dentist office at 360-892-2994.