Emergency Dental Care
Dental emergencies are a fact of life, and almost everyone will experience an urgent issue that needs prompt attention. At Kemahli Dental, we offer emergency dentistry because we want to be here for you when you need us most.
We understand how upsetting a dental emergency can be, and our priority is to get you out of pain and resolve the underlying problem as soon as possible. If you need an emergency dentist in Bellevue, Dr. Troy Kemahli and his caring team are ready to help you.
We are always available for you, even after regular business hours. Please don't hesitate to call us for emergency dental treatment anytime at (425) 691-5998.
What Is a Dental Emergency?
Dentists typically consider a dental emergency to be any situation that requires immediate treatment to relieve pain, stop bleeding, control swelling, or save a tooth. But you may be confused about what other issues constitute a dental emergency: Does a broken tooth count? What if you lose a crown or filling? Are bleeding or swollen gums an emergency?
The answer is yes to all of these questions, although there are degrees of emergencies. Some require immediate attention, while others may be able to wait a day or two. But which is which?
Emergencies that Need Immediate Care
A severe, excruciating toothache that makes it impossible to function is a sign that you are in danger of losing the tooth. Our priority is to relieve your pain and plan the next steps to restore the tooth.
If you knock out a tooth playing sports or in an accident, we have a two-hour window in which we can successfully re-implant the tooth. Call or have a friend call us right away so we can give you instructions and prepare for your arrival.
Jaw pain or swelling or a raised bump on your gum are signs of an infected tooth that requires an emergency root canal to save the tooth from extraction.
Emergencies to Treat as Soon as Possible
Some dental emergencies are less urgent, but we will still need to see you within a day or two. You can be confident that our knowledgeable and caring dental team will guide you based on your needs.
A mild toothache indicates a problem, but unless you are in so much pain that you can’t function, we can safely schedule you for our next available appointment. We need to restore a broken tooth with a filling or crown as soon as possible to protect it from further damage, but these are not typically critical emergencies.
Other emergencies that are urgent but not critical, include a lost dental crown or lost tooth filling.
Bleeding, swollen, or inflamed gums are usually a symptom of gum disease or gingivitis. This isn’t necessarily an emergency, but our dental hygienist needs to provide prompt treatment to protect your gum health.
Your Emergency Dentist in Bellevue, WA
We care about your oral health and well-being and are here to provide the support, reassurance, and treatment you need. If you are experiencing a dental emergency in Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, or any surrounding communities, call Kemahli Dental so we can help you.