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Tukwila Emergency Dentist

Tukwila Emergency Dentist

When looking for a Tukwila emergency dentist, finding a dentist that can take care of the situation quickly and conveniently is important. Removing pain, smoothing a sharp edge, replacing a crown that fell off, etc are all things that often can’t wait, ESPECIALLY on a weekend or before a special event!

Emergency Dentist Root Canal

While historically the term “root canal” has evoked thoughts or images of pain, the treatment TODAY is usually painless and faster than ever.  Most of the pain people associate with root canal treatment from waiting too long for treatment, which can sometimes make getting numb a challenge.  Often we must do treatment in more than one appointment so that the treatment is more comfortable.  The first visit can alleviate most of the pain, but it may not “feel normal” until treatment is done.

Crown After Root Canal

It should always be pointed out that root canal treatment is only HALF of the treatment.  The tooth will be weakened from the treatment and will require a crown to prevent tooth fracture.  Much of the time, this two visit treatment can be started at the same time as the root canal treatment, saving a visit.  But make no mistake, if a tooth has a root canal and the patient chooses to NOT get a crown, they should expect to lose the tooth at some point in the future (WHEN is the million dollar question.  Could be next week, next year, or 10 years later.  Usually sooner).

Swelling Around Tooth

Sometimes the first sign that something is not right is when the tissues are swollen.  Occaisionally, the swelling is so much that an eye will have impaired vision.  This is a VERY serious situation and needs IMMEDIATE attention.  Even a visit to the ER should be considered, as the bacteria is very near blood flow that goes to the brain, so there should be no delay.

Emergency Dentist Drain Infection

With swelling that is visible, the first thing to do is often to make an incision and let the infection drain.  Antibiotics will be needed as well.  If a tooth is hopeless and needs an extraction, the extraction itself will allow drainage, so an incision may not be needed.

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