If you have a dental emergency and live in the Tacoma area, call our office right away (253) 473-4303! We will do everything we can to work you into our schedule if your emergency is during regular business hours.
AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY DENTAL CARE
If your dental emergency is outside of normal business hours, over the weekend, or during holidays, please call our office at (253) 473-4303 Ask for the doctor’s emergency contact number.
EMERGENCY DENTIST LOCATION
South Sound Dental Care is conveniently located just blocks away from I-5 at exit 130 in South Tacoma. Getting here quickly and easily is another reason to choose us as your Emergency Dentist in Tacoma.
We are in-network with your insurance plan. If you do not have insurance we offer a $49 special for an exam and x-ray.
Begin by thoroughly cleaning around the sore tooth. Use warm salt water and rinse your mouth to remove any food trapped between teeth. DO NOT use aspirin on the aching tooth or on the gum. If you experience facial swelling, apply a cold compress to the area. For temporary pain relief, acetaminophen is recommended. Please contact us for an appointment if the pain persists for more than a day.
CUT OR BITTEN TONGUE, LIP OR CHEEK
Apply ice to any bruised areas. For bleeding, apply firm, but gentle, pressure with a sterile gauze or a clean cloth. If bleeding does not stop after applying pressure to the area or persists longer than 15 minutes, go to an emergency room.
If you break a tooth rinse the area with warm water and put a cold compress over the facial area of the injury. Keep any broken tooth fragments and call us right away.
KNOCKED OUT PERMANENT TOOTH
In the case of knocking out a complete tooth, recover the tooth holding it by the crown and not the root. Rinse it off but do not clean or handle it more than necessary. Reinsert the tooth into the socket, holding it in place with a clean piece of gauze or cloth. If the tooth cannot be reinserted, carry it in a cup containing milk or water. Time is essential so call us right away for immediate attention!
POSSIBLE BROKEN JAW
If you injure your jaw, tie your mouth closed with a handkerchief, tie, or towel. Go to the emergency room right away.
BLEEDING AFTER A BABY TOOTH FALLS OUT
If bleeding occurs after your child has lost a baby tooth, fold a piece of gauze and place it tightly over the bleeding area. Have the child bite down on the gauze for 15 minutes. If bleeding continues, see the dentist.
COLD OR CANKER SORES
Use over-the-counter medications for temporary relief. Is the sores persist, see the dentist.
If you need an emergency dentist call our office right away (253) 473-4303! We will do everything we can to work you into our schedule if your emergency is during regular business hours or connect with you the doctor after hours.