Dental Emergencies

Emergency Endodontic Care

Are you suffering with a throbbing toothache that just won’t go away? Did you receive a blow to your face or mouth that caused you to lose a tooth? Whatever the reason for your urgent visit, we have appointments for dental emergencies every day.

Many dental emergencies can be handled by a general dentist’s office, but some require treatment by an endodontic specialist. Our endodontists perform emergency root canals, root canal retreatment, and apicoectomies, as well as  trauma such as toothache, tooth fractures, or avulsion (knocked-out tooth). Using advanced tools and diagnostic procedures, we’ll discover the cause of your pain and discomfort and have you back to normal in no time!

Sedation for Dental Emergencies

When emergency dental care becomes necessary, often the patient is in considerable pain and distress. We gladly offer sedation dentistry options during your procedure to keep you comfortable while we work. Most patients report that they feel no pain during their treatment thanks to our advanced techniques and gentle touch.

How to Avoid a Dental Emergency

No one likes to undergo unexpected dental procedures. Thankfully, many dental emergencies are avoidable with routine dental care.

  • See your general dentist as recommended to identify any problems before they become severe.
  • Wear a mouth guard when participating in sporting and other high-impact activities.
  • Never use your teeth to open containers or hold items. Your teeth aren’t tools!

Addressing unexpected dental emergencies in a timely manner is essential to saving teeth and keeping infection and inflammation from causing more harm.

If you’re in a bind and need a last-minute appointment, we can help. Call our Tri-Cities office in Richland at (509) 735-9735 or our Walla Walla office at (509) 593-4697 to make your emergency dental appointment.