Emergency Dental Care- Vancouver Emergency Dentist
Dr. Shakiba is an on-call emergency dentist in Vancouver, Washington. If you experience a dental emergency, be sure to call us as soon as possible.
A dental emergency can occur at any time. At East Vancouver Dentistry, we are ready to help heal your toothache and provide pain relief at all times. If you need immediate attention after hours, call our emergency phone number, and our on-call staff member will help you.
In an extreme emergency, please visit your hospital’s emergency room.
Recommendations until you get to East Vancouver Dentistry
Oil of cloves, which contains eugenol, is commonly used to treat toothaches. A drop of oil of cloves can be applied with a cotton swab to relieve pain from dental caries. After wisdom tooth extraction, a condition known as dry socket can develop when nerve endings are exposed to air. A piece of sterile gauze or cotton soaked in oil of cloves may be placed in the socket after careful cleaning with saline to achieve pain relief.
Analgesics such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen are recommended. Ibuprofen has the additional benefit of being anti-inflammatory. Ice and/or heat are also frequently recommended.
We are here to help
We are here to help you, any time, any day, and when your dental health is at risk, we’ll do everything we can to make sure that you’re treated as soon as possible. While dental emergencies are rare, they can happen, and it’s important to know how to take care of your teeth no matter what.
Common dental emergencies include:
- Severe toothache
- Broken or cracked tooth/teeth
- Permanent tooth that has been knocked out
- Object caught between teeth