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Toothache? Abscess? Lost crown, lost filling, lost bracket or band? Chipped tooth or dental injury affecting the tongue, cheeks, lips or gums?

No matter when dental injury or dental infection strikes, nor what sort of dental emergency is causing you pain, if you’re in Richland, Kennewick, Pasco or anywhere near Tri-Cities, WA, Lifetime Dental Care is the emergency dental clinic for you.

Oftentimes people think they can “wait out” a dental emergency, but prolonging emergency dental treatment only prolongs the pain and delays healing.

Lifetime Dental Care is in business so you can get the help you need, when you need it.

We specialize in everything from dental trauma to cosmetic dental treatments, so if you are experiencing any type of dental discomfort, you can feel confident in our expert hands.

Are you experiencing a dental emergency right now? Stay calm, call Lifetime Dental Care at 509-628-1144, and follow the steps below:

Knocked-Out (Avulsed) Tooth

  • Don’t touch the roots

  • Lightly rinse the tooth but do not brush it

  • If tooth will stay in the socket, replace it if possible, but be careful not to swallow it!

  • If the tooth cannot be put back into the socket, store in a small container of saliva, physiologic saline, or cold milk. If treated immediately, there is a strong chance that the tooth can be saved

Broken Tooth

How did the tooth break? Cavity? Crack? Trauma? The dentists at Lifetime Dental Care will use this information to develop a course of emergency dental treatment that’s designed specially for you.

  • Save all of the pieces of the broken tooth and bring them with you to your appointment.

  • Rinse your mouth with warm water, and apply an ice pack to the area.

  • If needed, take an over-the-counter pain medication as directed.

Cracked Tooth

Teeth can become cracked in many ways, and it isn’t always easy to detect the damage. If you’ve been experiencing ongoing dental pain, your tooth may be cracked – even if the problem doesn’t show up on a dental x-ray. Severe dental pain could be a sign of nerve damage; putting off treatment could mean losing the tooth for good. Call Lifetime Dental Care at 509-628-1144 right away so we can determine the problem and help get you back to living pain-free.

In a dental emergency, time is of the essence. Don’t put off treatment. Call the emergency dentists at Lifetime Dental Care right away. We’re here to help you. One call could mean the difference between saving your tooth or a lifetime of invasive dental procedures.


An aching tooth is a very common dental emergency. A toothache is often a sign of infection in or around a tooth. Ibuprofen can sometimes be effective in comforting pain. If there is a hole in the tooth, you may place temporary filling material or soft wax in the site to relieve pain.

Bitten Tongue or Lip

Biting or lacerating your tongue may cause inflammation and possible bleeding. Use ice or pressure to control the bleeding and reduce swelling. Any swelling should subside within 24 hours. Contact your dentist if the pain persists or the laceration is deep.

Mouth Sores

Canker sores are those small and painful sores which occur inside the mouth. They can be caused by stress, biting the inside of the mouth or by a reaction to certain foods. If you find that you have developed a canker sore on the inside of the mouth, apply an over-the-counter medicine like Orajel or Campho-phenique. This will produce a bandage-like film over the sore.

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