Same-Day Emergency Appointments in Tacoma, WA
Unfortunately, you cannot plan an emergency so that it fits into your schedule. Plus, many dental emergencies have a time limit where if you don’t get urgent care as soon as possible, the problem could worsen or become permanent. A classic example is when a permanent tooth is knocked out. If it is not restored and allowed to heal within 30 to 60 minutes, the loss becomes permanent.
When you need same-day dental emergency appointments near you in Tacoma, look no further than our specialists at Tacoma Family Dentistry & TMJ/Sleep Apnea Center. We feature professional, experienced staff and modern equipment to help you recover from your problems in a safe, comfortable environment.
How It Works
You can either call our office or come directly during an emergency situation. Our staff can assess your current condition and then either see you as soon as possible or schedule a same-day appointment for you later in the day. Whichever one you receive will depend on what type of situation you are in.
If you have an ailment that does not require immediate care but does require treatment soon, we can always schedule you for the next day. This gives you some time to prepare and rearrange your schedule.
What Counts as an Emergency?
Many of our patients do not seek treatment when they should because they worry about inconveniencing our staff. If you are experiencing any of the following, please see us as soon as possible for a same-day emergency appointment:
- A permanent tooth has been knocked out
- A tooth has fractured, exposing the interior
- You have severe localized pain
- You have bitten your tongue and cannot stop the bleeding
- You sustained an injury to your jaw affecting your mouth
- You have intense pain that prevents you from eating or drinking
What Can You Do?
In the meantime, it is best to remain calm and address your pain and bleeding. Use wet paper towels to absorb blood and try to locate your missing tooth or tooth pieces. Only take over-the-counter pain medications if necessary, as we might be able to address the issue more directly at our office.
When in doubt, come see us as soon as possible for the same day emergency appointment in Tacoma, WA.