Dental Emergency

Call us for same-day care and assistance over the phone.

24/7 Emergency Care

Accidents can happen at any time, so we are here when you need us.

At Safe Harbor Smiles, we view our patients as our family, so we never want you to feel alone. This is especially true during a dental emergency! It can be a worrying time but rest assured that our team is here for you.

If you are experiencing a severe toothache, you have broken a tooth, or even had a tooth knocked out, then please call us. Our experienced and calm team will provide over-the-phone advice and book you in the same day whenever possible.

Call us and we’ll help you decide the best course of action.

In An Emergency
Please stay calm as we help you deal with your concern.
Young lady on the phone and on the computer at the same time

There are a number of common situations our Bremerton dental team is able to help you with. Whether it be a toothache, trauma, or a missing tooth, we can provide reliable advice and help you remove the pain.

Here are step-by-step instructions of what to do in a dental emergency.

  • Remain calm

  • Protect the injury

  • Try to stop any bleeding

  • Call Safe Harbor Smiles

  • Clearly explain the problem

  • Follow the directions of our team

If you believe the injuries are life-threatening then call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.

Common Problems, Real Assistance

Please take a look at our help guide for dental emergencies.

Are you suffering from a...
  • Broken Tooth

    Try a save any pieces of the tooth that have broken away. Rinse them in warm water, place in a clean container, and cover with them in milk, water, and some salt.

    Rinse the injured person’s mouth with warm water and attempt to stop any bleeding. Apply a clean gauze or cloth to the area and apply pressure. If the bleeding doesn’t stop after 10 minutes then call our dental team or go to the hospital.

  • Knocked Out Tooth

    When a tooth is knocked out, you need to act fast – call us asap!

    Only hold the tooth by the crown – do not touch the root.

    Rinse the injured person’s mouth with warm water and attempt to stop any bleeding. Apply a clean gauze to the area and apply pressure. If the bleeding doesn’t stop after 10 minutes then call our dental team or go to the hospital.

    Where possible, attempt to replace the tooth into the gum socket. Do not be too firm but gently place some pressure.

    If you can’t replace it, then rinse the tooth in warm water, place in a small container, and cover with milk, water, and some salt.

  • Lost Crown or Filling

    When you lose a crown or a filling, it is extremely rare that we need to see you the same day. Please schedule an appointment with us. Prior to your visit, here is what you need to do:

    Fillings: If you find the filling, place in a clean container and bring it with you to your appointment.

    Crowns: If you find the crown, give it a good clean and line the inside with toothpaste or dental adhesive. You can then attempt to replace it or keep safe in a container.

  • Toothache

    If you are suffering from a severe toothache then inspect the tooth and clean the area. Use floss to remove any debris and check the gum line too. If the pain persists then please call our Bremerton dentist at (360) 479-4380.

This is an amazing place to go for your dental needs. The atmosphere is soothing. Staff is very helpful and kind in guiding you with what you need. The procedure I've had was easy to go through and I was grateful for how it turned out.
Xavier Ishizaki
Xavier Ishizaki
01:38 28 Nov 18
This office is full of wonderful people. Everybody was so friendly and professional. The dentist is usually my absolute worst nightmare but after talking to the staff I felt completely relaxed and I'll be returning on a more regular basis. If you get stressed about going to the dentist then you should absolutely try this place out. Forgot to mention how clean and nice the office is. Easy 5 stars from me.
Kevin G
Kevin G
22:06 17 Sep 18
I’ve been coming here since it was Dr. Pitcher’s Practice and there’s a reason I keep coming here. Michelle and Linda get me all set with my appointments and chat with me when I arrive for my appointments. It’s like showing up and seeing friends. Once you pass through the door to the clinic floor I hope you get Angela to take care of you. She’s awesome! She remembers every tooth that is cold sensitive or sensitive around the gums. She is careful to never spray cold water or poke these trouble spots. It takes the stress out of the time in the chair. Dr. Mehr is a friendly professional dentist who takes your concerns to heart and investigates. None of those “don’t worry” scenarios that turn into root canals. I like that he remembers little details about our life and always shakes my hand. They’ve got it down here.
Hammock House
Hammock House
21:09 05 May 18
The staff here go out of their way to take care of you. They are extremely organized and I am looking forward to my continued care in their hands.
Ella Williams-Fricke
Ella Williams-Fricke
22:54 18 Jul 18
I have dental anxiety! They made me feel so comfortable. The entire staff is so nice. I don't have anxiety since I went there dentist has excellent bed side manmers
Erika Mendez
Erika Mendez
14:50 08 May 18
Everyone here is SO kind! They also told me more about my teeth than any other dentist I’ve ever seen. I’ve moved around a lot, and Safe Harbor Smiles is the best I’ve ever seen.
chiaravandrick
chiaravandrick
23:55 29 May 19
After not going to a dentist for 20+ years, Dr Mehr and his staff put my mind at ease with their kindness and professionalism. They are wonderful!
New Groove
New Groove
18:01 30 May 19
we spent a year looking for a dentist that I was comfortable with. Everyone Safe Harbor Smiles were all warm and welcoming. They were friendly and I trust them all with the care we are getting. Unfortunately we are moving out of state... I really wish we could take take Dr. Mehr and his office with us.
Lara Young
Lara Young
18:54 30 May 19
Very friendly and professional staff. Makes going to the dentist office a pleasant experience!
Lauri Lybeck
Lauri Lybeck
04:36 04 Jun 19
I have been in the dental profession for over 42 years and having my teeth cleaned here was the best experience ever! Shullon is gentle fast and efficient and always has another a smile on her beautiful face, making everyone feel welcome!
Fran Hunter
Fran Hunter
15:49 04 Jun 19
I’ve gone here for a long time and always have loved the office staff. They are relatable and friendly. Love chatting with them before I go in. Before they switched dentists it was a bit of a train wreck, honestly. The old dentist used to not be so good at doing fillings for me and also wasn’t very professional about things. The new dentist is extremely professional, very friendly, and does things with precision. Thankful for the new switch! And as always have loved every hygienist I get.
Elisha Elam
Elisha Elam
00:23 07 Jun 19
Been going here for awhile now. Everyone is so friendly, I LOVE IT!! Dr. Mehr is great, always answers any questions or concerns.
Aaron
Aaron
17:59 08 Jun 19
Been going here for awhile now. Everyone is so friendly, I LOVE IT!! Dr. Mehr is great, always answers any questions or concerns.
Aaron
Aaron
13:02 10 Jun 19
Very professional and courteous staff.Dr. Mehr is great and does great dental work.My family and 2 friends are seen by him, we all appreciate his attention to detail.
Dustin
Dustin
05:06 15 Jun 19

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When you are experiencing a dental emergency, we are here for you!