Your Emergency Dentist in Renton, WA

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Sometimes life throws you a curveball, leaving you in a position where you need emergency dental care.

When this happens, it’s important to stay calm, take deep breaths, and give us a call at (425) 226-2684 ​to schedule an emergency appointment. We’ll provide you with quality care to restore your oral health and get you back on track.

While some dental emergencies can wait, it’s important to understand what to do during certain incidents and how we can help.

What is a Dental Emergency?

A ​dental emergency​ is any pain, damage, or trauma caused to your teeth, gums, or mouth. There are a number of incidences that are considered a dental emergency, such as:

  • Continuous bleeding in the mouth
  • Trauma to the teeth, gums, or mouth
  • Soft tissue injury, like a cut in the mouth or lip
  • Severe tooth pain
  • Fractured, chipped, or cracked teeth
  • Knocked out tooth

At Denti Belli Dentistry, we feature emergency dental care to provide our patients with a solution to a number of dental problems you may encounter. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, contact us immediately at ​(425) 226-2684 ​and we’ll assess the damage and determine the best course of action for you.

How to Treat Dental Emergencies

When it comes to your oral health, it’s important to be proactive to prevent further damage, infection, or even tooth loss. For dental emergencies that don’t require immediate care, schedule an appointment as soon as you can, and follow these instructions:

  1. If you’re experiencing a ​toothache​, clean the area with lukewarm water and a soft-bristled toothbrush. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever and apply a cold compress to relieve any swelling.
  2. If you have ​fractured​, ​chipped​, or ​cracked teeth​, rinse your mouth with warm water and come in for emergency care as soon as possible to avoid additional damage.
  3. If your tooth has been​ knocked out​, gently clean your tooth and bring it to your appointment so Dr. Taylor can try to reattach it. Place the tooth in a container with milk or your own saliva to preserve the tooth until you can come in.
  4. If you’ve​ cut a part of your mouth or lip​, apply firm pressure to the area with a gauze or clean cloth to stop the bleeding. If it’s bruised or swollen, apply an ice pack to relieve any pain or discomfort.

Following these tips will help manage your dental emergency until you’re able to come in for emergency care. If pain or bleeding persists, contact us immediately at ​(425) 226-2684​ and we’ll help restore your dental and oral health.

A baby daughter and her mom brushing their teeth together - a part of dental hygiene in our Renton dental office

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I’m experiencing severe tooth pain. How can you help?

    If you’re experiencing severe tooth pain, call our office at ​(425) 226-2684​. Dr. Taylor will determine the best course of action to help relieve the pain.

  • I have a chipped or damaged tooth. What should I do?

    In most cases, a chipped tooth doesn’t require emergency care and can wait until your next appointment. Dr. Taylor can restore your tooth with cosmetic treatments, such as resin bonding, porcelain veneers, and dental crowns.

    However, if your tooth is cracked or fractured, it’s important to contact us right away by calling (425) 226-2684​ to prevent further damage, infection, and even tooth loss. Restoring your tooth within the first 30 minutes of the incident is crucial for saving your natural tooth​.

  • What happens if I don’t come in for emergency care?

    While visiting the dentist doesn’t always seem to be an immediate priority, being proactive can prevent unnecessary outcomes such as:

    • Pain due to infection
    • Periodontitis (gum disease), leading to bone loss and tooth decay
    • Tooth loss, especially if dental treatment is postponed for too long
  • What if I'm not sure it's a true dental emergency?

    If you’re unsure if you’re experiencing a dental emergency, give us a call at ​(425) 226-2684. One of our team members will let you know if it’s necessary to come in, or we’ll point you in the right direction.

Get Immediate Care With Dr. Taylor

When an unexpected dental emergency puts your life on hold, you can count on us to provide you with high-quality care in a timely manner so you can return to your everyday life. If you have any questions, contact us at ​(425) 226-2684 ​or simply fill out a ​contact form​. We’ll help you restore your dental health and get your life back on track.