Whether it’s a pandemic like COVID-19 or other uncertainty, we are here to treat your dental emergencies in Seattle. We also make it safe and easy for you to get treatment. With so many things to worry about, emergency dental care should not be one of them.
Defining Dental Emergencies
Your emergency dentist in Seattle considers anything that causes you pain or threatens your oral health a dental emergency.
Signs of a dental emergency may include severe tooth pain or increasing tooth sensitivity that does not improve.
Other symptoms may include:
- Jaw swelling
- Jaw pain
- Broken or lost tooth/restoration
- Gum or cheek injury
If ever you’re unsure whether or not your situation is a true dental emergency, we want you to reach out to our dental team. In the event of a public health situation, we encourage you to leave a message at our Phinney Ridge dentist office, and we will contact you as soon as possible. Even if we are not in the office, we check in regularly to see if our patients need assistance.
Making Emergency Dental Care Safe and Easy
Of course, we always sterilize our office, using medical-grade disinfectants; this means common areas, exam rooms, and non-disposable dental instruments. Additionally, we adhere to guidelines put forward by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA).
Preventing Dental Emergencies
We would prefer that you don’t ever have a dental emergency and experience the associated pain and oral health risk.
The best actions to help you prevent dental emergencies include:
- Dental exams and teeth cleanings twice yearly
- Brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice daily
- Wearing the proper face gear and mouthguard when playing sports
- Wearing a nightguard if you grind and clench your teeth
At Phinney Ridge Dental, your dentist in Seattle wants you to be safe!
Contact Our Emergency Dentist in 98103
We are here to help you maintain a healthy smile during times of uncertainty. If you are in need of emergency dental care, do not wait to contact Phinney Ridge Dental! Our emergency dental team can be reached at (206) 782-8370.