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24/7 EMERGENCY CARE
Accidents can happen at any time, so we are here when you need us.
At Gundersen Dental Care, we view our patients as our family, so we never want you to feel alone. This is especially true during a dental emergency! It can be a worrying time but rest assured that our team is here for you.
If you are experiencing a severe toothache, you have broken a tooth, or even had a tooth knocked out, then please call us. Our experienced and calm team will provide over-the-phone advice and book you in the same day whenever possible.
Call us and we’ll help you decide the best course of action.
IN AN EMERGENCY
Please stay calm as we help you deal with your concern.
There are a number of common situations our Tumwater dental team is able to help you with. Whether it be a toothache, trauma, or a missing tooth, we can provide reliable advice and help you remove the pain.
Here are step-by-step instructions of what to do in a dental emergency.
If you believe the injuries are life-threatening then call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.
COMMON PROBLEMS, REAL ASSISTANCE
Please take a look at our help guide for dental emergencies.
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Try a save any pieces of the tooth that have broken away. Rinse them in warm water, place in a clean container, and cover them in milk, water, and some salt.
Rinse the injured person’s mouth with warm water and attempt to stop any bleeding. Apply a clean gauze or cloth to the area and apply pressure. If the bleeding doesn’t stop after 10 minutes then call our dental team or go to the hospital.
When a tooth is knocked out, you need to act fast – call us asap!
Only hold the tooth by the crown – do not touch the root.
Rinse the injured person’s mouth with warm water and attempt to stop any bleeding. Apply a clean gauze to the area and apply pressure. If the bleeding doesn’t stop after 10 minutes then call our dental team or go to the hospital.
Where possible, attempt to replace the tooth into the gum socket. Do not be too firm but gently place some pressure.
If you can’t replace it, then rinse the tooth in warm water, place in a small container, and cover with milk, water, and some salt.
When you lose a crown or a filling, it is extremely rare that we need to see you the same day. Please schedule an appointment with us. Prior to your visit, here is what you need to do:
Fillings: If you find the filling, place in a clean container and bring it with you to your appointment.
Crowns: If you find the crown, give it a good clean and line the inside with toothpaste or dental adhesive. You can then attempt to replace it or keep safe in a container.
If you are suffering from a severe toothache then inspect the tooth and clean the area. Use floss to remove any debris and check the gum line too. If the pain persists then please call our Tacoma dentist at (360) 229-5968