Roots Dental
Dr. Clark Brinton and Dr. Seth Huish

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Emergency Dentistry

How can we help you?

We encourage patients to come to us with questions about their treatment, our dental office, or what to expect when they come to Roots Dental. Our entire team is committed to helping you feel confident in the decisions you make regarding your oral health.

Below, you will find some of the most common questions that patients have. If you don't see yours listed, just give us a call. We are always happy to help.

Emergency Dentistry

If you have a dental problem that concerns you, we would like to know about it. We don’t ever want you to hesitate to call us because you’re not sure if your situation is a dental emergency or not. 

The first step is to call your emergency dentist in Portland, OR, so we can determine if what you’re experiencing requires an urgent visit to Roots Dental. 

There’s no question that a traumatic injury like a knocked-out tooth requires immediate attention. In fact, there’s a small window of only a few hours in which we have any hope of reinserting the tooth successfully in your jaw. Keep the tooth root moist, but don’t touch it. Call or have a friend call us immediately and let us know what’s going on.

It’s easy to ignore a twinge of pain and self-medicate with over-the-counter pain relievers. But any tooth pain indicates a problem is developing, and you need to see your Portland dentist right away. An excruciating toothache is a sign that your tooth is severely decayed or infected and requires immediate treatment to save it from extraction. 

A broken tooth can be annoying and uncomfortable, but we can probably safely schedule you for our next available appointment. Even if you’re not in pain, you need treatment to replace a lost dental crown or filling, and the sooner, the better. 

These are some general guidelines, but you’re unique, and so are your dental needs. If you have a toothache, broken tooth, lost crown or filling, or some other dental problem that concerns you, call your emergency dentist in Portland, OR. We’ll schedule a dental appointment at Roots Dental to see you as soon as possible to provide the treatment and relief you need. 

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