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Emergency Dentistry

Family & General Dentistry located in Olympia, WA
Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry services offered in Olympia, WA


If you or a family member encounter a dental emergency, turn to the superior dental providers at Access Dental in Olympia, Washington. The Family & General Dentistry practice also offers same-day emergency dentistry services to treat oral health emergencies the same day they occur. Call the office to schedule a dental visit at Access Dental or request an appointment online. 

Emergency Dentistry Q&A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry includes dental evaluations and dental treatments for oral health issues requiring immediate attention. Access Dental is here for you and your family members, and we offer emergency care when time is of the essence.

Why might I need emergency dentistry?

Common dental emergencies include:

  • Severe tooth decay
  • Tooth infections
  • Toothache
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Loose or knocked-out permanent tooth
  • Lost, broken, or missing tooth restorations
  • Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
  • Bleeding from the mouth
  • Extreme tooth sensitivity
  • Pus within your gum line
  • Gum or facial swelling

If you're not sure if you need same-day dental care, call the Access Dental office to speak with friendly staff members who will happily answer your questions.

What should I do during a dental emergency?

It’s important to take immediate action when encountering a dental emergency. Stay calm and ice painful or swollen areas of your teeth, gums, or mouth. If you notice any bleeding, place pressure on the affected area to stop the bleeding.

If you experience a knocked-out or broken tooth, save it, place it in saliva or milk, and bring it with you to the Access Dental office. Save a damaged tooth restoration, such as a crown, bridge, or dental implant, and bring it with you to your emergency dentistry visit. 

What happens during emergency dentistry visits?

When you arrive at Access Dental for emergency dental care, compassionate dental specialists offer pain relief if you need it. They examine your gums and teeth, review your dental health history, and take dental X-rays if necessary.

Your provider then tailors an emergency dentistry treatment plan that may include dental fillings, dental bonding, a root canal, crowns, bridges, or tooth extractions. You might be a candidate for dental veneers or dental implants. Before restoring a damaged or infected tooth, they remove any tooth decay.

To take advantage of Access Dental emergency services, call the office, or request an appointment online to get scheduled as soon as our schedule allows!

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