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


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

At Soundview Dental Arts, 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.


Please stay calm as we help you deal with your concern.

Tacoma Dental Team at Soundview Dental Arts

There are a number of common situations our Tacoma 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.

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


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

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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.

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.

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.

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 Tacoma dentist at (253) 627-5433

The office staff is great. Professional and made me feel at ease and answered all my questions. Dr. Whalen and her staff are top notch. I have recommended many people and they have all been pleased and the practice on all levels has exceeded their expectations.
julie joyce
julie joyce
23:37 01 Nov 22
Awesome place to get your dental work done, our family has been going here for about 15 years. We wouldn’t go anywhere else.
Glen Acord
Glen Acord
20:36 01 Nov 22
Well since day one they have made me feel comfortable and the service is beyond great. Front desk lady's thanks always a joy.And to the staff thanks for the help and advice you guys are wonderful.
Hector Quinones
Hector Quinones
18:36 01 Nov 22
Outstanding professional service from a friendly staff. What's not to like?
Norm Dion
Norm Dion
02:52 01 Nov 22
Wonderful staff, efficient painless treatment! Friendly and reassuring, I always knew what they were doing and what steps were next. Highly recommend.
Kit Evans
Kit Evans
23:33 31 Oct 22
Tops as the best dental office I have been to in my life...The dental team is super attentive and friendly. From firsthand experience, the front office staff will put in a great deal of effort to make sure you are seen as promptly as possible if you're experiencing pain or discomfort. Great people
Kevin Stam
Kevin Stam
16:31 14 Apr 22
Raise your hand if you're afraid of going to the dentist?Yeah, me too.But the minute I walked into Soundview Dental Arts, all of my fears subsided with the amazing and compassionate care from Dr. Winskill and the rest of the Soundview crew.Oh, and let's not forget the stunning views of Puget Sound that are panoramically placed front of you.
Mike and Lisa do life.
Mike and Lisa do life.
17:29 24 Nov 21
Dr Winskill and staff epitomize professionalism —newest procedures and technology, efficient and personalized care.
Margo Holm
Margo Holm
16:36 01 Oct 19
He’s the best in the Northwest! I hated going to the dentist because of childhood trauma associated with dental visits. I was referred by a friend that he was great and I can testify that he is great. He’s entire crew is! No judgement all remarks or unnecessary treatments, just what you need. If you don’t want to take out your wisdom teeth and they are healthy, you don’t have to be pressured to take them out unless you have to. Love love love you Dr Winskill 🤗
17:30 06 Jun 18
Years ago I used a dentist that basically did horrible work and as a result most of what he did has been redone. I've been going to Dr Winskill for the last 11 years. His work is second to none. As a result, I have sent him several referrals and they continue to be his patients. One of his hygienists, Elaine, is very skilled and does a great job cleaning my teeth. I highly recommend Dr Winskill and his staff.
Rod Cory
Rod Cory
14:03 22 Oct 12


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