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Emergency Dentistry


Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders involve conditions that affect the joint connecting the jaw to the skull.


Symptoms may include jaw pain, difficulty chewing, and a clicking sound when moving the mouth. 


TMJ disorders can arise from various causes such as arthritis, jaw injury, or habitual clenching and grinding of teeth

Treatments for TMJ Disorders:

Medications: Pain relievers, anti-inflammatories, and muscle relaxants to alleviate discomfort and inflammation

Oral Splints or Mouthguards: Often used to prevent teeth grinding and reduce strain on the jaw

Physical Therapy: Exercises to strengthen jaw muscles and improve flexibility

TMJ Massages

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Broken / Chipped Teeth

Emergency treatments for chipped and broken teeth aim to manage pain, prevent further damage, and restore the tooth’s function and appearance. Here’s a concise summary:

Dental Treatments:


Minor Chips: May only require smoothing or filling

Large Breaks: Might need a crown or cap to cover the tooth

Severe Cases: Could require root canal treatment if the nerves are exposed

Lost Tooth: Try to place it back in the socket or keep it moist in milk and seek immediate dental care

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Meet Our Doctor &
Emergency Expert

Dr. Jacqueline Sanders

Engineer, Neurobiologist, Doctor of Dental Surgery


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Unlike big corporate emergency dental chains, Dr. Sanders will never take advantage of our patients during emergency.


Did your tooth break, got an abscess or are you severe pain? .Call us for an emergency visit.


We offer emergency dental tooth extractions, TMJ treatment, abscess drainage and temporary crowns same-day. Our family owned dental practice provides emergency dentistry to Fircrest, Tacoma, Lakewood and University Park. 

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