Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Brilliant Smiles Bellevue

General & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Bellevue, WA

Accidents can happen at any time, and trauma to your teeth is serious. Dr. Brian Barron and Dr. Chi Hsiao, dentists at Brilliant Smiles Bellevue, offer emergency dentistry services in the Bellevue, Washington, area to provide patients with the peace of mind knowing they don’t have to wait to get their smile fixed or their pain relieved. If you need emergency dentistry, call Brilliant Smiles Bellevue day or night.

Emergency Dentistry Q&A

Brilliant Smiles Bellevue

What are dental emergencies?

Brilliant Smiles Bellevue is a full-service practice that offers emergency dentistry in the belief that you don’t need to suffer the pain or anxiety of dealing with a dental problem any longer than necessary. The most common dental emergencies are:

  • Knocked out, loose, fractured, or cracked teeth
  • Abscessed teeth
  • Toothaches
  • Swelling in your jaw
  • Lost fillings or loose crowns

This list is by no means comprehensive. If you’re experiencing any issue with your teeth or gums that is hampering your ability to function normally, call Brilliant Smiles Bellevue to get in to see Dr. Barron or Dr. Chi as soon as possible.

How soon can I see the dentist?

At Brilliant Smiles Bellevue, Dr. Barron and Dr. Chi understand that dental emergencies are both comfort related and a matter of aesthetics—for example, showing up to an important meeting with a missing front tooth isn’t the best way to make a good impression. The staff works with you to get you into the office as quickly as possible to correct your problem, getting you back to your routine with minimal downtime. Dr. Barron and Dr. Chi encourage you to call day or night to get started.

What do I do if my tooth is knocked out?

If you or your child has a tooth knocked out, there are several things you can do before you see the doctor, including:

  • Find the tooth, but handle it as little as possible
  • Rinse the tooth
  • Try and place the tooth back in the socket, but avoid swallowing it (biting down on something soft, such as a teabag, to reinsert the tooth may help)
  • If the tooth will not stay in the socket, preserve it in a glass of milk until you see the doctor
  • Apply a cold, wet compress to your socket

When is a problem urgent?

Don’t wait to see one of the dentists, but go to the emergency room or urgent care clinic instead if you’re experiencing:

  • Severe pain
  • Fever
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Excessive bleeding