Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry services offered in Bonney Lake, Puyallup, Sumner and Tacoma, WA

Emergency Dentistry

Emergencies can’t always wait for business hours. If you have a dental emergency, the expert team at Rainier Dental in Bonney Lake, Sumner, Puyallup, and Tacoma, Washington, has you covered. The dental clinic offers same-day appointments and professional guidance to preserve, protect, and restore your oral health and function. Call today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about emergency dentistry.

Emergency Dentistry Q&A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is a specialty that focuses on providing immediate treatment for dental issues that require urgent attention and can’t wait for a regular dental appointment. Without prompt attention, these problems can lead to severe pain, further complications, and permanent damage to your teeth.

The experienced dental team at Rainier Dental understands the importance of timely care for dental emergencies. Same-day visits and expert pre-appointment guidance are available to ensure you receive the necessary treatment and relief when you need it most.

Why might I need emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is essential to preserve your oral health and function when unforeseen issues, such as unexpected pain or trauma, demand immediate attention. Consider emergency dentistry if you experience any of the following:

  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Broken teeth
  • Severe toothache or dental pain
  • Dental abscess or swelling
  • Lost or damaged dental restorations (crowns, fillings, etc.)
  • Soft tissue injuries to the gums, lips, or tongue 
  • Unexplained bleeding from the mouth
  • Dental injuries 

Sudden facial swelling is also a telltale sign that you need emergency treatment from the team at Rainier Dental.

What should I do if I need emergency dentistry?

If you have a dental emergency, contact the expert team at Rainier Dental immediately. The experienced staff and dentists can provide the appropriate guidance based on your concerns. They may schedule a same-day emergency visit if necessary to address your condition promptly and provide targeted relief and treatment.

How can I care for my teeth in a dental emergency?

The Rainier Dental team may instruct you to take specific steps to protect your oral health and function before your emergency visit if you have any of the following concerns:

Knocked-out teeth

Once you locate the missing tooth, gently rinse it without disturbing the root. Try inserting the tooth back into its socket root-side up. If you can’t, store the tooth in a container of saliva or milk and bring it to your appointment.

Fractured tooth

If you can find the fractured piece of tooth, rinse and store it in a container for your appointment. The team may recommend applying a piece of sugar-free gum to the remaining tooth in your mouth if it’s jagged or sharp.


Avoid taking pain relievers if you have an unexplained toothache. Instead, apply a cold compress to the area to reduce swelling before your emergency appointment. 

Lost restoration

Locate the missing restoration if you can and bring it to your appointment. Avoid eating any sticky or hard foods that can irritate the affected tooth in the meantime.

Call Rainier Dental today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.