West Richland First Aid for a Filling that has Fallen Out.

At West Richland Family Dental, we understand that emergencies happen. A small disruption such as a filling being knocked out or becoming loose can cause extreme disruption in your day and has the potential to create much larger problems down the road for your stunning smile.

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Care Instructions for your Lost filling.

  1. Find the knocked-out tooth. Try not to handle the tooth by the root. Handle the tooth by the top part (the crown).
  2. Clean the tooth by gently and quickly rinsing in cold water. Do not scrub or use soap on the tooth.
  3. Attempt to replace the tooth in the socket. Don't worry too much about the alignment. If able to replace the tooth, gently bite down on gauze or a clean cloth or rag. Call the dentist for immediate attention.
  4. If it is not possible to replace the tooth, place it in a container with milk. Do not wrap the tooth. Call the dentist for immediate attention. The tooth has the best chance for successful re-implantation if it is replaced within 30 minutes from being knocked out.
  5. Allow the dentist to re-implant and splint the tooth.
  6. Teeth that have been knocked out require frequent follow-up.
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Get Comfortable at West Richland Family Dental.

Whether you or a family member visit our West Richland office for a quick check up or a longer visit, we want you to be as comfortable as possible in our heated/cool massage chair. Kick back, relax, watch tv and let our incredible team of doctors take care of your dental needs.

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Emergency Dental Care Near You.

Oftentimes the tooth will die and require root canal treatment. Our team of Tri-City emergency dentists have advanced training in treating fillings that have been knocked loose and out by trauma. Time is of the essence in treating these dental emergencies.

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“Every time I go in, the staff is always so friendly and very helpful -- love the doctors -- and it’s always a pleasant environment to come to. Any procedure is always talked through to me and done very gently so I always come in very relaxed and at ease.”

-Rockie R.
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“Every time I go in, the staff is always so friendly and very helpful -- love the doctors -- and it’s always a pleasant environment to come to. Any procedure is always talked through to me and done very gently so I always come in very relaxed and at ease.”

-Rockie R.

Contact West Richland Family Dental Today.

Our incredible team of Dentists here at West Richland Family Dental can help you get the beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of. Use the form to reach out to us or call us directly.

Contact West Richland Family Dental Today.

Our incredible team of Dentists here at West Richland Family Dental can help you get the beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of. Use the form to reach out to us or call us directly.