Dental Emergencies


Emergencies

Is a sudden toothache causing you to miss work? Did your child suffer a trauma to the mouth while playing sports? Turn to Family First Dental. We have a team of reputable dentists who offer a full scope of dental care services, including the restorative and cosmetic services you need when treating a dental emergency. As a practice that has upheld a “Tri-Cities Tradition of Trusted Care” for more than 25 years, we give patients top quality assurance when it comes to handling unexpected dental concerns.

At Family First Dental, your comfort is always valued. We help children and adults relax despite an often stressful dental situation. Our Kennewick offices are equipped with comfort amenities such as warm blankets, pillows and headphones, and our dentists are qualified to offer sedation dentistry when necessary. To make your dental treatments faster, safer and more comfortable, we use the latest dental technology and most proven techniques. Whether you are experiencing a painful dental infection or facing the anxiety of a knocked out tooth, our team of caring dental professionals will go out of our way to help you feel at ease. We provide long-lasting solutions that restore your smile health and beauty after a dental emergency.


Urgent Care


Multiple dentists and hygienists working in one office allow us to provide scheduling convenience, dependable emergency care and same day appointments to families in Kennewick, Pasco, Richland and the Tri Cities area. We encourage patients to call us as soon as possible if they are experiencing urgent dental concerns such as the following:

  • Toothache
  • Dislodged Tooth
  • Tooth Breakage or Chipping
  • Filling or Crown Loss
  • Gum or Teeth Bleeding
  • Abscess

Remember that neglecting a dental emergency can lead to worsening pain and more costly treatment in the future. At Family First Dental, we do our best to provide state-of-the-art dentistry in a caring and rewarding environment. We adhere to this commitment during routine visits as well as emergency appointments. Give your smile the attention it needs and contact Family First Dental today for urgent dental care in the Tri Cities area.

During office hours, immediate attention will be given to your situation, and you will be seen as soon as possible. After office hours, please give the office a call and follow the instructions provided. Your call will be returned as soon as possible. If you are experiencing a serious or life threatening emergency, please call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.

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Below are instructions for handling some minor common dental emergencies.


In the case of a toothache…


Gently clean the area around the tooth by rinsing the mouth with warm water and gently flossing to remove any particles that may be lodged in the tissue around the tooth. If the pain continues, or if the area around the affected tooth is warm, please call our office to schedule an appointment.


If a lip, gum, cheek, or tongue gets cut…


Apply ice to help reduce swelling and apply pressure with a clean cloth or sterile gauze to stop any bleeding. If the bleeding continues, call your physician or visit your local emergency room.


If a baby tooth gets knocked out…


Please call our office to schedule an appointment.


If a permanent tooth gets knocked out…


Call our office right away and take these steps. 1) Do not touch the tooth root, but hold the tooth by the crown and gently rinse the tooth with water. 2) Place the tooth back into the socket as quickly as possible and bite down on clean gauze to hold it in place. 3) If the tooth cannot be placed in the socket, put the tooth in a small container of milk or saliva and bring it with you to your appointment.


If a tooth gets chipped or broken…


Gently rinse the area with lukewarm water and place a cold compress on the face to reduce swelling. If you can locate the piece of broken tooth, place the piece in milk, and bring it with you to the office. If more than half of the tooth is broken off, please call us immediately.