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Do you know how to recognize a dental emergency? Do you know what to do if you think you are in a dental emergency? If you have a dental emergency, please call our Powell Boulevard Dental team in Portland, Oregon to be seen by Dr. Denise M. Walthour as soon as possible. This is crucial because seeing Dr. Denise M. Walthour within 30 minutes can make a difference, it can help save a knocked-out tooth.

Naturally, not all dental issues require such immediate treatment time. There are times when you can just schedule an appointment to be seen by the dentist and there are times when you might need to be seen that same day. f you have a crown that has come off but isn’t painful, that can wait to be re-cemented during an appointment, while saving a tooth which has been knocked out due to injury or trauma, is more urgent.

If you have a crown that has come off but it isn’t painful, we can schedule a time for you to come in and have it re-cemented while saving a tooth that’s been knocked out due to injury or trauma calls for more immediate care.

Let’s take a look at how you can best determine if a dental issue is a true dental emergency or if it can wait. And if you are traveling and encounter a dental emergency, please go to the nearest emergency room for treatment.

— Are you experiencing severe swelling or bulges in your gums?

— Do you have severe pain in your mouth?

— Does it feel like a tooth is loose and might even fall out?

— Do you have bleeding in the mouth that isn’t stopping?

— Have you experienced trauma in your mouth or your face?

Having routine dental checkups by Dr. Denise M. Walthour will also help find potential problems before they turn into an emergency. If you have any questions about your oral health, please give our Powell Boulevard Dental team a call at 503-235-7181 today. We are happy to help you have a healthy smile all year-round!