Call Us Anytime For Help In A Dental Emergency
You are starting to feel hungry, but your daughter’s event is next at the track meet. You can put off a trip to the concession stand for a few more minutes (you think).
When they call her race, you wave and cheer from the stands, but you aren’t sure she heard you. Around the first turn, she’s in a good position. She’s not winning, but close enough to catch up.
In the second turn, something goes wrong. Very wrong. As she tries to pass the runner in front of her, the runner behind your daughter gets the same idea. They get tangled up and tumble forward onto the track.
The other runner grabs her knee. But your daughter is holding her hands over her mouth. You are too far away to see what happened. Her coaches get to her, then motion for a trainer. As they get closer to you, you can see that your daughter’s mouth is bleeding.
This is a dental emergency . What will you do? Who should you call?
If you are in or near Black Diamond, WA, then you should call 360-284-7647. If you call Black Diamond Dentistry outside of our regular hours, your call will be routed to Dr. Yancy Sipes’s cell phone. He can advise you on what to do and whether you need to come to our office right away.
Get Help Fast
If your emergency does happen during our regular office hours, we’ll be here to help. We also know that emergencies don’t follow a set schedule. They can happen anytime and anywhere.
It can be a broken or dislodged tooth, either of which is possible in the scenario described above. It might be a cracked tooth, which could happen in the middle of eating popcorn at the movies.
You also could wake up with a toothache or some other pain that you just want to stop.
If any of these things happen to you or to someone you care about, our team wants to end your pain and suffering. Then, we can discuss long-term solutions to restore your oral health.
Please know that we offer dental sedation for all patients at our office. This will help you remain pain-free during your treatment, and it can ease any anxiety you may be feeling about emergency care. We understand this is a stressful situation, and we’ll do everything we can to make it as easy on you as possible.
Dr. Sipes has a strong affinity for restorative dentistry . In some cases, teeth that have been knocked out can be saved. Even if your missing tooth can’t be placed back in its socket, we offer many services to bring back your smile and your ability to eat.
Prevention Goes A Long Way
You can’t avoid every dental emergency, but you can take steps to reduce your risk of many emergency situations. Daily brushing and flossing along with routine dental checkups make you less likely to have toothaches and tooth infections. Wearing athletic mouthguards can protect teeth when you or someone you love takes to the field or the court.