Emergency Dentist — Tukwila, WA

When You Need Urgent Dental Care, Count On Us

  • Immediate Relief for Dental Pain and Discomfort
  • Expert Diagnosis and Treatment in Critical Situations
  • Skilled Emergency Dentists with Extensive Experience
  • Emergency Dental Care Tailored to Your Specific Needs
  • Peace of Mind Knowing Help is Just a Call Away
  • Although you might not expect it, dental emergencies happen all the time. Dr. Timmerman provides urgent and emergency dentistry in Tukwila, WA when people need it most. We’re always ready and here to help!

    If your emergency happens during business hours, please call us as soon as possible. We will make every effort to accommodate you as quickly as possible to help alleviate your pain and discomfort. We can even help walk-ins and patients with same-day appointments. After-hours appointments are available to existing patients for an additional fee.

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    How We Treat Dental Emergencies

    If you’re not sure what urgent dental care involves, that’s okay. Our office is happy to help you learn! With that said, here are four things to expect from an emergency dental visit:

    Urgent Help for Hurting Smiles

    The Most Common Dental Emergencies

    Our goal is to eliminate your pain and discomfort as quickly as possible. Once Dr. Timmerman has you comfortable again, we can discuss what needs or treatment your smile may require to prevent any problems from returning. We also offer options like sedation dentistry to keep you relaxed no matter your situation.

    Chipped Tooth
    Cracked Tooth
    Sensitivity to Hot & Cold
    Knocked-Out Tooth
    Lost Filling or Crown
    Broken Denture
    Loose Tooth
    Gums, Lips or Tongue Injury
    Jaw Pain or Clenching
    Something Stuck Between Teeth

    When in Doubt, Call Dr. Timmerman

    Are you still unsure whether or not your condition is a true dental emergency? Just call us! We’re more than happy to answer your questions. Emergency appointments are always available, and our team of dental experts can be reached through our after-hours emergency answering service. We’re always here to help!

    Why Choose South Seattle Smiles for Emergency Dentist?

    Same-Day Appointments Available
    Sedation Offered for Anxious Patients
    Dental Insurance Welcome

    Urgent Dental Care When You Need It Most

    Don't let dental emergencies ruin your day. Our skilled team of emergency dentists is here to provide immediate relief and expert care. Call now to schedule an appointment and get back to your healthy smile.

    Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies

    Each dental emergency is just as unique as the patient it afflicts. One may require a root canal, while another can be treated with a simple filling. Therefore, the cost of treatment for each dental emergency will always vary case by case.

    Whatever your situation, you can rely on our team to give you all the information you need to make the right decision for your care. We can also work with you to make your treatment more affordable.

    How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

    Even people who take immaculate care of their teeth can suffer from a dental emergency, but there are proven ways you can reduce the likelihood of one occurring. These include:

    Emergency Dentist FAQs

    Discover answers to common questions about emergency dental care in our comprehensive Emergency Dentist FAQs. Learn about our prompt and compassionate services for dental emergencies, availability, insurance coverage, and how to reach our trusted team at South Seattle Smiles in Tukwila, WA.
    Dental emergencies encompass a range of urgent oral health issues, such as severe toothache, a broken tooth, a knocked-out tooth, or a dental abscess. Any situation causing severe pain, bleeding, or the risk of permanent damage to your teeth or gums requires immediate attention from an emergency dentist.
    If you are experiencing intense tooth pain, facial swelling, uncontrollable bleeding, or have sustained a dental injury, it is crucial to seek emergency dental care. Ignoring these symptoms could worsen the condition, potentially leading to further complications and requiring more extensive treatment.
    Yes, South Seattle Smiles in Tukwila, WA, provides emergency dental care services. Our experienced emergency dentists are available to address your urgent dental needs promptly. Contact our office immediately if you require emergency dental care, and our caring team will assist you in scheduling a same-day appointment.
    If a tooth gets knocked out, it is essential to act quickly. Rinse the tooth gently with water without scrubbing or removing any attached tissue. Try to reinsert the tooth back into its socket, holding it by the crown. If that’s not possible, place the tooth in a cup of milk or saliva and seek immediate dental care.
    To manage a severe toothache temporarily, rinse your mouth with warm saltwater and gently floss around the affected tooth to remove any food debris. You can also take over-the-counter pain medication. However, it’s crucial to see an emergency dentist as soon as possible to address the underlying cause of the toothache.
    If you experience a dental emergency outside of our regular business hours, call our office number for instructions. We have an after-hours emergency line that will connect you with an on-call dentist who can provide guidance and schedule an appointment if necessary.
    At South Seattle Smiles, we understand the urgency of dental emergencies and strive to see patients requiring immediate attention as soon as possible. While we make every effort to accommodate emergency cases promptly, please keep in mind that there may be slight wait times based on the severity and complexity of other emergency cases.
    The cost of emergency dental care depends on the specific treatment required. Our dedicated team will provide a detailed breakdown of the costs associated with your emergency dental visit. We accept various payment options and can help you navigate your dental insurance coverage to ensure you receive the necessary care.
    While some dental emergencies are unavoidable, practicing good oral hygiene, wearing mouthguards during sports activities, and avoiding habits like biting on hard objects can reduce the risk of dental injuries. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings also help detect potential issues early on, preventing them from developing into emergencies.
    If you experience a dental emergency while traveling, seek immediate dental care at a local dental clinic or hospital. Contact our office as soon as possible to inform us about the situation, and we will guide you through the necessary steps and provide any assistance we can to ensure your dental needs are addressed.

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    Meet Tukwila’s Most Trusted Dentist

    Meet Your Dentist

    Get to Know Lance Timmerman, DMD, PS

    Born and raised in Kirkland, Dr. Timmerman believes that a true dentist is also an artist, and he even displays works of art in our dental office (including a sculpture he made with his own hands) to demonstrate his aesthetic-minded eye.

    Seeing people smile brighter after their appointments is always a joy, which is why his dental office is open to new patients and families who are ready to achieve the dental health and happiness they deserve. If you’d like to learn more about him, just keep reading below.

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