Emergency Dental Care
Are You Having A Dental Emergency?
Call us immediately at (301) 989-0088
We will see you as soon as possible because dental emergencies are always better when treated quickly.
If outside of normal office hours, you can either reach our emergency line at (240) 380-6426
Or leave us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
What is a dental emergency?
There are a wide variety of dental emergencies. To determine whether you have a dental emergency that needs to be treated today, ask yourself these questions:
- Are you in severe pain?
- Do you have a toothache that won’t go away or keeps you up at night?
- Do you have swelling in your gums, cheek, or face?
- Do you have a loose, broken, or knocked out tooth?
- Are you bleeding from your mouth and it won’t stop?
- Have you injured your jaw?
What is not a dental emergency?
Any tooth-related problem that can be managed comfortably at home for a few days is not a true dental emergency. We are still happy to see you today or as soon as is convenient for you, but we like you to know that if you can bear it, it is often ok to wait until a time that is convenient for you. For example, if you have a chipped tooth but there is no bleeding and the tooth is not painful, you can wait a couple days until you are off work to schedule your appointment.
How do I handle a dental emergency?
The first thing you should do during a dental emergency is contact your dentist. Only a dentist can quickly figure out the best way to handle your dental emergency, so contacting your dentist first will keep you from wasting time and will result in the best outcome. All dental emergencies are different and require different measures and almost always the best thing you can do is see the dentist as soon as possible.
What do I do if my tooth gets knocked out?
If your tooth gets knocked out, you need to get to the dentist within 30 minutes in order to save the tooth. Call your dentist and head to the office immediately. Other very important precautions are:
- Do not pick the tooth up by the root, pick it up by the crown (the chewing surface)
- If dirty, gently rinse the tooth under clean water
- If possible, place the tooth back into the socket immediately
- If not possible to place the tooth back into the socket, place it in a cup of milk
- If milk is not available, use water. Keep the tooth moist at all times
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