It would be nice if dental issues would considerately occur during normal business hours. Unfortunately, dental issues can, and frequently do, arise any time day or night. Patients at Island Family Dental enjoy knowing that Dr. Lisa Newkirk is an Emergency Dentist in Vancouver for just this reason. When you have a dental emergency, you need to see a dentist now. We understand this reality and are prepared to accommodate you!
Common Dental Emergencies in Vancouver
- Lost Tooth: Athletes that have a tooth knocked out are common dental emergency patients. Teeth that can be returned to their socket within 60 minutes of being lost have the highest chance of being saved. **Tip** do not wash the tooth or remove any surrounding tissues.
- Chipped or Broken Teeth: If you chip or break a tooth, save the pieces if possible. Chipping or breaking a tooth can be painful and applying a cold compress can help keep the swelling and pain levels down until you are able to see Dr. Newkirk.
- Crowns/Implants/Veneers: If you lose a crown, chip a veneer or have a dental implant fall out, schedule a dental emergency appointment right away. Please do not use superglue to try and fix the problem yourself.
- Objects between Teeth: We’ll all had that experience when food, a piece of a tooth or some other object gets stuck in between two teeth. This can be a very painful experience and would certainly constitute a dental emergency. Please do not use sharp objects to try and remove what is stuck between your teeth. If you cannot dislodge the object with dental floss, make an emergency dental appointment and Dr. Newkirk will remove it for you.
How to Make an Emergency Dental Appointment
An Emergency Dentist in Vancouver WA is only one phone call away! If you are experiencing a dental emergency and need to make an appointment with Dr. Lisa Newkirk, call our office at (360) 718-8861.