Emergency Dental Care in Oak Harbor, WA

Treating Dental Emergencies

Accidents happen. Whether it results from a sports injury or the long-term consequence of an oral health condition, treating dental emergencies as soon as possible is crucial if you want to protect your smile.

At Whidbey Dental Associates, our emergency dentists are here to help. If you’ve experienced a dental emergency, contact our office immediately at (360) 675-6404 and we’ll schedule your appointment as soon as possible.

What Is a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency is any damage caused to the teeth, gums, or tongue. Some dental emergencies require immediate attention, but some can wait until your next dental visit. We’ve put together a guide on dental emergencies to help you.


Toothaches can be easy to ignore and put off treatment for, but if you have a constant or persistent toothache, it could be an indication of a serious condition. If you notice your teeth are sensitive to extreme temperatures or it’s painful to bite, call us immediately.

Our emergency dentists can use advanced diagnostic technology to find the source of your pain and provide a solution.

Cracked or Chipped Teeth

Cracked or chipped teeth can be cause for concern if the inner pulp chamber is exposed. Other tooth damage rarely requires same-day treatment.

If you think the crack in your tooth could be serious, don’t hesitate to call us for emergency dental care. We can assess the damage and determine the best option to restore your tooth.

Knocked-Out Teeth

Often the result of a sports-related injury or a bad fall, knocking out teeth is a common dental emergency that requires a trip to the dentist as soon as possible. Try to preserve the tooth but avoid touching the roots.

Hold the tooth by the crown only and try to place it back into the socket. If you can’t keep it in the socket, put the tooth in a small container of milk or moistened gauze.

When you arrive at our office, our emergency dentists will try to reattach your tooth or discuss tooth replacement options, depending on the damage.

Cuts in the Mouth

Cuts to the gums and soft tissue in your mouth can be painful, but only severe cuts require an emergency visit to the dentist. If you’ve cut a part of your mouth and it’s not severe, there are some at-home treatments you can do to help your mouth heal.

We recommend rinsing your mouth with a mild salt water solution and placing clean, moistened gauze over the injured area until the bleeding stops. Most of the time, the cut begins healing within a few days.

Frequently Asked Questions

Whidbey Dental Associates

794 East Whidbey Ave.
Oak Harbor, WA 98277

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