A dental emergency can happen at any time of day or night without warning. When it does, Mark Herzog, DMD, and his experienced dental team are available to help at Issaquah Dental Health in Issaquah, Washington. The practice prioritizes dental emergencies and makes room for same-day appointments. Business hours include Fridays and the first Saturday of every month for added patient convenience. Call Issaquah Dental Health during your next dental emergency.
Emergency dentistry involves urgent examination and treatment of tooth or gum trauma when time is of the essence. Dr. Herzog and his team accommodate dental emergencies because they know immediate dental care can save a traumatized tooth.
If your tooth is severely damaged or painful, chances are it’s a dental emergency. Dr. Herzog and his team help patients suffering from:
Regardless of the type of trauma you have, Dr. Herzog is happy to see you with little to no notice, treat your dental emergency, and restore your beautiful smile.
After a careful dental examination and X-rays, Dr. Herzog lets you know which emergency dental treatment is right for you. He might suggest:
During a root canal, Dr. Herzog numbs the area surrounding an infected tooth, cleans out the inside of it (the pulp), fills the tooth, and seals it shut. Doing so helps save a severely damaged tooth to prevent extraction.
If your tooth is cracked, chipped, or misshapen, Dr. Herzog applies an outer cap, or crown, to the tooth to restore it and prevent further damage. A bridge is similar to a crown but consists of two crowns attached to surrounding teeth with a replacement tooth between to fill in the gap of a missing tooth.
If a missing or knocked out tooth can’t be restored, Dr. Herzog works with a dental surgeon to replace it with a dental implant and a crown where the lost tooth once was.
If your tooth gets knocked out, place it back in its socket or keep it moist in milk or saliva to preserve it. Get to Issaquah Dental Health as soon as possible, within 30 minutes if you can, to discuss options for restoring your tooth.
If you have something caught between your teeth, Dr. Herzog numbs the area if necessary and removes the object to prevent further tooth damage and pain.
You can’t always prevent dental emergencies, which is why the professional staff at Issaquah Dental Health offers emergency dentistry. Adequate brushing and flossing, regular dental visits, and wearing a protective mouth guard during contact sports help prevent tooth damage.
Don’t feel anxious about damaged teeth or gums that are painful. You’re in good hands with Dr. Herzog at Issaquah Dental Health. Call the office at the first sign of a dental emergency or book an appointment online.