Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Battle Ground Dental

Family Dentistry & Cosmetic & Implant Dentists located in Battle Ground, WA

It’s impossible to predict a dental emergency, but having a dentist you trust to deliver immediate care makes all the difference in your outcome. At Battle Ground Dental in Battleground, Washington, Jeffrey Kockritz, DDS, and Spencer Woodbury, DDS, offer premium emergency dentistry services for individuals with urgent dental needs. From broken teeth to severe tooth pain, the team at Battle Ground Dental makes your dental emergency their priority. Call or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is a branch of dental health care that addresses urgent oral health problems. Accidents and injuries often happen without warning. If your dental health is affected, seeking prompt care is the best way to prevent further damage. That’s why it’s important to choose a dental practice that offers emergency services.

Fortunately, Battle Ground Dental has a team of dentists and staff to walk you through any dental emergency. A simple call to the office can help the team determine the best steps to preserve your oral health after an accident or injury.

What problems can emergency dentistry treat?

If there’s a sudden or major change to your oral health, the team encourages you to call Battle Ground Dental right away. Common dental emergencies that the team treats at their office include:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Lost or broken filling or crown
  • Swollen jaw
  • Severe tooth pain Loose adult tooth
  • Ruptured tooth abscess

Severe injuries, such as a broken jaw or a mouth wound that won’t stop bleeding, may require a visit to the emergency room.

What happens if I have a knocked-out tooth?

A knocked-out tooth can be frightening as an adult, but there’s no need to panic. If possible, locate the tooth and carefully pick it up by its crown. Try your best not to touch the root portion of the tooth.

Next, gently insert the tooth back into its proper position in the socket and bite down to hold it in place. If it’s too painful to reinsert the tooth, or your swelling is too severe to hold it, store it in a glass of milk until your emergency appointment.

What are the most common treatments in emergency dentistry?

How Battle Ground Dental treats you depends on the type of dental emergency you have. When you arrive, the team performs a full exam of your mouth to check for signs of damage or severe decay. Treatments they may recommend to remedy your dental issue include:

  • Dental crown
  • Dental filling
  • Dentures
  • Dental bridge
  • Tooth extraction
  • Antibiotics
  • Dental implants

If you have a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to contact the team at Battle Ground Dental. Call the office or book an appointment online now to learn more.