Are you experiencing severe pain in your mouth? Don’t wait. Your Spokane Valley dentists are available to help mitigate your emergency, relieve your pain, and fend off future complications.

Dental emergencies can be alarming because they are often very painful. Our dentists at Collins Dentistry and Aesthetics understand this and won’t turn you away for a true emergency. Perhaps you’ve been in a car accident, take a hard fall, or are suddenly experiencing pain for another reason. Regardless, we can help.

Call (509) 927-2273 immediately and explain to our front desk staff that you’re experiencing a dental emergency. We’ll make sure to get you in right away.

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What is a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency is any kind of pain, damage, or dislodgement of teeth that requires immediate attention. You’ll likely know that it requires immediate attention because it will hurt. We would never want our Spokane Valley community to suffer in pain, so we make ourselves available. Here are some dental emergencies that usually require same-day treatment. Some dental emergencies need treatment within an hour or two, so be sure to know what you’re dealing with.

You’ve Knocked Out a Tooth

This is an immediate dental emergency that requires treatment within an hour or two at the very most.

If you’ve knocked out a tooth, call our Spokane Valley dentists now: (509) 927-2273

We can reattach knocked-out teeth if you act quickly! First, apply light pressure to your gums to stop any bleeding. Then, look for your tooth. Once you find it, pick your tooth up by the crown and do not touch the bottom part of the tooth. You must leave most of the tooth untouched. The best thing to do after your find your tooth is to put it back in your mouth, in its spot. If you can’t, put it in milk. Either way, contact and go to your emergency dentist immediately. We can’t reattach the tooth outside of an hour or two, and you’ll need a restoration.

Even if your tooth is only partially dislodged, get to the dentist as soon as possible.

To save money and to save your natural tooth, get to your Spokane Valley dentist as soon as possible.

Damaged Teeth or Gums

Have you damaged your teeth and are in pain? This is another dental emergency that can require same-day treatment. You may have cracked, chipped, or otherwise damaged your teeth. This dental emergency can open your teeth, gums, and body to bacteria. Call your Spokane Valley emergency dentist right away.

Are you starting to notice damage to your gums? Unless you can pinpoint what happened to cause the damage, it might be a long-term issue caused by bacteria that only your dentist can fix. If you can pinpoint what happened and the damage is minimal, use mouthwash to cleanse the area after each time you eat or drink anything other than water. Drink a lot of water to keep the site clean. Call (509) 927-2273 for emergency dental services if you have severely damaged your gums.

Damaged or Missing Crowns, Fillings, Veneers, or Bridges

Damaging or knocking out a crown, filling, veneer, or bridge is just as bad as knocking out a natural tooth. These restorations or tooth replacements are there to protect your teeth, gums, and mouth. Without them, you’re more susceptible to bacteria which can lead to infection.

You’ll likely feel pain from knocking out a restoration because the tooth or gum underneath will be sensitive. Be sure to call your emergency dentist at (509) 927-2273.

Tooth Abscess or Swelling

A tooth abscess is a deep pocket filled with pus due to an infection. This happens at the top of your tooth root or on top of your gum. Abscesses are extremely painful. Symptoms include:

  • Sensitivity to temperature
  • Pressure sensitivity
  • Facial swelling
  • Fever
  • Throbbing pain
  • Bad breath
  • Swollen lymph nodes

Call your emergency dentist in Spokane Valley immediately if you think you have an abscess at (509) 927-2273.


Toothaches hurt! Don’t suffer from a toothache when you don’t have to. A toothache is always a sign of a larger problem that we can mitigate to relieve your pain and prevent complications. You might need an emergency root canal or tooth extraction. Call your emergency dentist in Spokane Valley if you have a severe toothache.

Broken Dentures

Broken dentures may not seem like a huge issue, but they are when you’re still trying to use them. Broken dentures can cause lacerations on your gums and open your gums up for bacteria to form. If your dentures break, your emergency dentist in Spokane Valley can help.

Spots on Gums or Teeth

Spots on your teeth are usually decay. This may not require same-day treatment unless you are experiencing pain. Either way, it’s best to get in as soon as possible so we can treat your tooth decay before it spreads.

Spots on your gums are usually canker sores, but if it’s not, gum disease or oral cancer are most likely culprits. In this case, call (509) 927-2273 or emergency dental treatment.

Symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Bad breath that won’t go away with brushing or mouthwash
  • Red or swollen gums
  • Sensitive or bleeding gums
  • Pain when chewing
  • Loose teeth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Receding gums or teeth that suddenly appear longer than normal
  • Orthodontic Emergency

If you have an accident where your braces are damaged, call us and let us know you have an orthodontic emergency. Our Spokane Valley dentists don’t want your orthodontic treatment interrupted by a tooth or teeth moving in the wrong direction because your braces were damaged. You could even develop jaw problems if you leave damaged braces for too long. So call your emergency dentist at (509) 927-2273 if you damage your braces.

Don’t Wait on Emergency Dental Issues

Emergency dental treatment saves you money, time, and natural teeth. Don’t wait if you are experiencing any of the above emergency dental situations. If something is not on this list that you feel is emergent, call us and let us know about your emergency so we can help as soon as possible.

If you have a dental emergency, call us now: (509) 927-2273