Not all dental injuries and conditions can wait for regularly scheduled appointment with your general or cosmetic dentist. Fortunately, emergency dentists offer a number of treatment options available outside of their normal office hours. Read on for more information on common procedures your dentist may perform in order to remedy a dental emergency.
Placement of a Crown
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap designed to cover the entire surface of a tooth in order to restore stability. Your emergency dentist may recommend the placement of a dental crown in the event you have suffered from chip, crack, or fracture to one of your teeth.
Re-Implantation of Dislodged or Avulsed Teeth
Teeth that have become dislodged or completely knocked out of their socket can often be re-implanted—however, the sooner you see your emergency dentist the better your chances of saving the tooth. Your dentist will start by cleaning the area and avulsed tooth before reinserting the tooth into its socket.
Teeth that become knocked out or dislodged may suffer root damage as well as injury to the dental pulp and pulp chamber. In this case, your emergency dentist will often recommend a root canal or endodontic procedure in order to remove damaged dental pulp prior to re-implanting the tooth.
In the event that one of your teeth cannot be re-implanted due to extreme damage or injury to the roots, your dentist may recommend a dental implant. During this procedure, a titanium screw or artificial root will be inserted into your jawbone and covered with a tooth-shaped crown to give the appearance of a natural tooth.
The emergency dentists with Cascade Dental understand that dental emergencies are not something you can plan for. That’s why we have dentists on-site from 6:30 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. and on-call dentists during our off hours. Get the treatment you need before your emergency gets worse—contact our office at (360) 213-1999. You can also visit our website for more information on our general and cosmetic dentistry services.