Prompt Response to Emergency Dentistry in Seattle, WA

Dental emergencies happen at random and can affect your ability to carry out your daily routine. At 32 Good Reasons, we understand that emergencies are uncontrollable, which is why we offer same day emergency appointments. Our dental team works around busy schedules just like yours,  so that you can receive the dental care you need. We also offer easy payment options in order to expedite your emergency dental care.

A dental emergency service can include any of the following:

  • Fractured or broken tooth
  • Severe toothache
  • Broken filling
  • Unexplained tooth loss
  • Painful, bleeding, or swollen gums

Do not hesitate to call our Seattle, WA office if you are experiencing a dental emergency. We are dedicated to providing thorough and immediate care so that you can get back on track.

Most dental emergencies can’t wait – get a same day appointment and get out of pain!

Tooth Extractions

When patients experience extreme sensitivity, pain from a broken tooth, or are suffering from advanced periodontal disease, your dentist could recommend that you have a tooth extracted. During a simple extraction, the dentist can safely remove the affected tooth without the need for major surgery.

Reasons for Tooth Extractions

There are numerous situations in which a simple extraction is needed. Extractions are typically performed because of an active problem such as pain, swelling, decay, infection, as a preventative measure to avoid serious problems in the future, or to prepare your for another cosmetic or restorative procedure.

Common reasons for tooth extractions include:

  • Advanced periodontal disease that has loosened the roots of your tooth
  • Extra teeth or baby teeth that impede adult teeth
  • Preparing a patient for orthodontic treatment
  • Removing a fractured or malformed tooth
  • Removal of Wisdom Teeth

How Tooth Extractions Are Done

Although we often hope to avoid the extraction of a tooth, sometimes it is necessary if the tooth cannot be saved by a root canal or other dental procedure.

Extractions are usually performed under local anesthesia.

Once the tooth has been pulled, a blood clot will form in the socket. The dentist will place a few stitches (usually dissolvable sutures) to close the gums over the extraction site. The dentist will pack a gauze pad into the socket and have you bite down on it. This will help stop the bleeding and help the clot form. It’s important to let the clot heal and form properly. If the blood clot does not form properly, you can run the risk of a painful condition called dry socket.

Home Care Instructions for Tooth Extractions

It normally takes several days to recover from an extraction. You will be placed on a soft food diet for several days, need rest and limit strenuous activity, and refrain from smoking, rinsing, and using straws.

Next Step – Schedule An Appointment

Our dental team will work to save your tooth first, but will provide the necessary care and attention needed if an extraction is required.