Emergency Dentist Beaverton

You Can Count On Us for Immediate Help

Beaverton emergency dentist treating a dental patient

Unsure where to turn when a dental emergency occurs? Fearful of what might happen to a knocked-out tooth if you don’t get help right away? You can put these concerns and worries to rest. At Wolfe Dental Cedar Mill, you can count on our emergency dentist in Beaverton for immediate help, which means you are welcome to call our dental office for first-aid recommendations and same-day appointments when faced with a sudden dental crisis.

 

Why Choose Wolfe Dental Cedar Mill for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Same-Day Emergency Appointments Available
  • First-Aid Help From a Dental Team That Cares
  • Your Dental Insurance Benefits Are Maximized

 

How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

Handling common dental emergencies requires staying calm and knowing what to do when faced with an accidental injury, severe toothache, or a more serious infection. Our team is here to provide helpful tips and recommendations so that you do not cause more harm to your smile while waiting to get in to see us.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

Woman brushing her teeth

It might seem impossible, but there are ways to prevent dental emergencies. While some are sudden accidents that cannot be avoided, we’ve provided some tips to help you safeguard your smile so that you don’t need a trip to the emergency dentist’s office:

  • Make sure to stay on top of your oral hygiene routine
  • Keep your six-month dental checkups and teeth cleaning appointments
  • Eat a healthy, nutrient-rich, low-sugar, low-carb diet
  • Wear a protective mouthguard if you decide to play sports
  • Wear a nightguard if you grind your teeth while you sleep
  • Give up unhealthy habits like smoking and biting your fingernails, as they can lead to infection and damaged teeth

The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies

Woman in dental chair holding her cheek in pain

Treating a dental emergency will usually not cost much when considering the initial appointment. Most dental insurance companies offer one free emergency exam each year; however, it is largely the restorative care that you might need to fix the problem. Depending on your plan, your insurance company may cover 50-80% of the total cost, but you’ll need to review your policy before agreeing to move forward with treatment.

TMJ/TMD Treatment

Man holding his jaw in pain

Chronic jaw pain can make it almost impossible to move through daily life. When you feel nothing but pain when opening and closing your mouth, it can become exhausting. Whether caused by bruxism (teeth grinding), a misaligned bite, or facial trauma, you can trust us to help with TMJ/TMD treatment. Using BOTOX injections, occlusal adjustments, and customized occlusal splints, we can help alleviate pain and allow for more fluid jaw motion. Over time, you will notice a dramatic difference in how your mouth functions, creating a more enjoyable way of life.

 

Toothaches

If your toothache is due to a piece of lodged food between your teeth, make sure to rinse with warm water and use dental floss to remove it. If the pain does not subside or you find that a lodged object is not the problem, simply take an over-the-counter pain reliever and wait for your appointment. It could be that an infection has formed and needs professional treatment.

Chipped Tooth

Broken Tooth

If you have a broken tooth, it’s important that you do not try to chew on that side of your mouth. Because the tooth is likely to have jagged edges, place orthodontic wax over it so that your soft oral tissues remain protected. If you can, try to retrieve the piece(s) and bring them with you to your appointment.

Very Sensitive Teeth

Knocked-Out Tooth

A knocked-out tooth requires timely care if it is to be reattached. Retrieve the tooth and rinse your mouth. If possible, try to reinsert it into the vacant socket and gently bite down to hold it in place. If this is not possible, place it in a container of milk and bring it with you to your appointment at our dental office near Cedar Hills.

Lost Filling/Crown

It’s natural to become panicked when dealing with a lost dental crown or filling, but it’s important to remain calm. Simply retrieve the restoration (if possible) and bring it to your appointment. With a dental crown, you can use dental cement to try and temporarily put it back in place. If you would rather wait, that is fine. In the meantime, do not chew on that side of your mouth, and be careful while brushing and flossing to avoid further irritation.

Broken Denture

Loose Permanent Tooth

Injury to the Gums, Lips, or Tongue

Jaw Pain

Something Stuck Between the Teeth