DENTAL EMERGENCY

Call us for same-day care and assistance over the phone.

24/7 EMERGENCY CARE

Accidents can happen at any time, so we are here when you need us.

At Dental Care Of Vashon, we view our patients as our family, so we never want you to feel alone. This is especially true during a dental emergency! It can be a worrying time but rest assured that our team is here for you.

If you are experiencing a severe toothache, you have broken a tooth, or even had a tooth knocked out, then please call us. Our experienced and calm team will provide over-the-phone advice and book you in the same day whenever possible.

Call us and we’ll help you decide the best course of action.

IN AN EMERGENCY

Please stay calm as we help you deal with your concern.

There are a number of common situations our Vashon dental team is able to help you with. Whether it be a toothache, trauma, or a missing tooth, we can provide reliable advice and help you remove the pain.

Here are step-by-step instructions of what to do in a dental emergency.

If you believe the injuries are life-threatening then call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.

COMMON PROBLEMS, REAL ASSISTANCE

Please take a look at our help guide for dental emergencies.

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Try a save any pieces of the tooth that have broken away. Rinse them in warm water, place in a clean container, and cover with them in milk, water, and some salt.

Rinse the injured person’s mouth with warm water and attempt to stop any bleeding. Apply a clean gauze or cloth to the area and apply pressure. If the bleeding doesn’t stop after 10 minutes then call our dental team or go to the hospital.

When a tooth is knocked out, you need to act fast – call us asap!

Only hold the tooth by the crown – do not touch the root.

Rinse the injured person’s mouth with warm water and attempt to stop any bleeding. Apply a clean gauze to the area and apply pressure. If the bleeding doesn’t stop after 10 minutes then call our dental team or go to the hospital.

Where possible, attempt to replace the tooth into the gum socket. Do not be too firm but gently place some pressure.

If you can’t replace it, then rinse the tooth in warm water, place in a small container, and cover with milk, water, and some salt.

When you lose a crown or a filling, it is extremely rare that we need to see you the same day. Please schedule an appointment with us. Prior to your visit, here is what you need to do:

Fillings: If you find the filling, place in a clean container and bring it with you to your appointment.

Crowns: If you find the crown, give it a good clean and line the inside with toothpaste or dental adhesive. You can then attempt to replace it or keep safe in a container.

If you are suffering from a severe toothache then inspect the tooth and clean the area. Use floss to remove any debris and check the gum line too. If the pain persists then please call our Tacoma dentist at (206) 463-9115

This is an AMAZING dental experience! I have always hated going to the dentist (leftover fears from having braces). These women are total pros! From the front-end office to the hygienists, the assistants and of course Dr. Dimova! A strange and wonderful plus? Tiny, petite women have little bitty hands! Makes for plenty of room in one's mouth. It really does actually make me look forward to going to the dentist! You GO girls!
Sy Novak
Sy Novak
21:18 17 Feb 21
Excellent in every way!
Stacey Peyer
Stacey Peyer
21:05 06 Jan 21
I love everything about this office. First review I've ever written.
anne onvashon
anne onvashon
19:10 21 Oct 20
We're new to the practice and have had all expectations exceeded. The team is super friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. The family is all caught up on our dental care needs and are thrilled that DCV is on Premera BCBS' preferred provider list!
Brent Poole
Brent Poole
23:20 17 Sep 20
Rarely can one be excited about going to the dentist. With this in mind, we have been going here for considerable time. It was good, then with the update in staff, it became great.A special shout out to Wanda. The gentlest hygienist we have ever had poke and prod our mouths.I highly recommend this location.
Vince Ornato
Vince Ornato
23:06 01 Apr 20
Always got great service and advice from Dr Dimova. Everyone in the office is very friendly and Molly at the front desk is always happy to see folks, which is a nice way to start a dentist visit!
Coe Gibbs
Coe Gibbs
23:52 17 Mar 20
These folks are the best. Such a positive dentist experience.
Karen Jensen
Karen Jensen
19:50 03 Mar 20
I no longer fear going to the dentist. They listened to my concerns about sensitivity to pain and adjusted accordingly. I highly recommend Dental Care of Vashon.
Mimi English-Koch
Mimi English-Koch
20:38 27 Jun 18
Great dental care here - really good dentist and assistants. I have teeth that are tightly spaced at the top, and sometimes when I go in for a cleaning the technician will cut up my gums trying to get the floss past the tight part - this place is the 1st dentist I've been too where they know exactly how to do that correctly.
Jack Sheldon
Jack Sheldon
21:04 04 Oct 17
Best dental care I've ever had! Gentle, compassionate, and professional. Devoted to providing comprehensive care and a pain-free experience.
Antonio Dittmann
Antonio Dittmann
19:19 11 Mar 17
Friendly and welcoming staff. Listens to concerns, very gentle and uses the latest dental technology.
Mimi English-Koch
Mimi English-Koch
00:34 29 Dec 16
Excellent staff and excellent care!
Michael Swanson
Michael Swanson
20:59 27 Oct 16
Have been a patient for over 10 years. Outstanding service, I almost like going to the dentist since coming here. All the staff are friendly and attentive. The hygienist is very gentle, it's a pleasure to have her work on my teeth. Thank you for my smile!
Louise Bostock
Louise Bostock
21:00 05 Oct 16

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When you are experiencing a dental emergency, we are here for you!