PATIENT INFORMATION | EMERGENCY PATIENTS
ABOUT DENTAL EMERGENCIES
EMERGENCY NEW PATIENT
When dental emergencies happen, patients at ZEN DENTAL CENTER know they have someone to turn to for help Dr. Richard Miyata and his knowledgeable dental team are always here when patients need us. In fact, we can typically provide treatment for patients on the same day that they call during dental emergencies. If for any reason we’re unable to see patients on the day they contact us, we’ll walk them through at-home care and pain management over the phone. If you’re not sure whether or not your situation requires urgent dental care, we encourage you to contact our team anyway. We’ll discuss the situation with you over the phone and help you determine what the best course of action may be.
Some of the oral health emergencies we see most often include:
Knocked out teeth
or dental restorations
Broken, chipped, cracked teeth or dental restorations
Broken or bent dentures
Toothache that may be indicative of more severe
In some cases, patients can avoid emergencies by changing their habits. That includes discontinuing any habits like pencil, nail, or ice chewing that may lead to damage. We also recommend patients avoid using their teeth as a tool to open packages or crack nuts. Most importantly, maintaining a complete daily oral hygiene routine that includes thorough brushing and flossing will protect and strengthen your smile. If you’re ever concerned your emergency is life-threatening, don’t hesitate to contact us, but we encourage you to seek care at your local emergency clinic.
It is easy to make an appointment for your initial examination and dental treatments with ZEN DENTAL CENTER.
Simply call 206-324-1100 and one of our friendly team members will be happy to assist you. If you schedule an appointment and something comes up, please call and cancel 24 hours in advance so that we can accommodate other patient requests.
Walk into our front desk where you will be greeted by our friendly staff. We will provide you with new patient paperwork that includes a health questionnaire, a request for your insurance information, and contact information. We will also provide you with information to familiarize you with our office and how we handle things like patient privacy.
Your initial dental exam will take around one hour. We believe in educating patients and empowering them to make good choices to improve their oral health. We will demonstrate how to properly care for your teeth and make additional suggestions as needed. Our dental hygienist will clean your teeth then The Team at ZEN DENTAL CENTER will complete your examination and make recommendations for proposed dental treatments.
We work to ensure our patients feel comfortable, and that includes minimizing their pain as much as possible. If you are undergoing a dental procedure, The Team at ZEN DENTAL CENTER will meet with you to discuss your pain tolerance and create a plan for pain management. Working together, we will treat your dental health problems in a way that minimizes pain and enables you to get back to your life faster.