It can happen at any time. Your son gets a tooth knocked out while roughhousing with his brothers or sisters. You bite down on that piece of hard candy you’ve been craving, only to hear an ominous “crack!” followed by little pieces of “something” in your mouth that definitely aren’t candy. Alternatively, perhaps that dull ache in the back of your mouth all of sudden decides to explode into waves of pain across your jaw.

A dental emergency can happen a dozen different ways and unfortunately, dental emergencies don’t schedule themselves between 9 am and 5 pm. They can occur any time of day or night. Dental emergencies are inconvenient, but sooner or later they are inevitable.

Fortunately, for residents of the greater Kirkland area, Dr. Thomas Seal and his staff are ready to treat knocked out, aching, cracked and painful teeth, gum and jaw emergencies around the clock.

Prompt care is critical, because the longer you wait for treatment, the more likely it is that your problem will go from bad to worse. That means more pain, discomfort and a longer recovery time. There’s also a greater chance you may lose the tooth you want to fight to keep. And the longer you wait, the greater the chance of infection, which can produce additional complications.

Dr. Seal and his team have been treating every patient, day and night, with care and compassion for 35 years. A holistic approach to dentistry means more than just looking at urgent problems. We provide emergency care that helps heal your teeth, gums and mouth; we also pay attention to how providing you with quality dental care can help heal all parts of your body.

It doesn’t matter if you have a dental emergency or just require routine care, reach out to Dr. Seal for quality care that Kirklanders have come to trust for more than three decades.

Dr. Thomas H. Seal serves patients in the Kirkland and nearby Washington communities.