Dental Emergency

Northern Virginia Emergency Dentist – Call Us for A Same Day Appointment!

Severe toothache, Cracked tooth, Infected gums, Painful cavity, Broken denture, Swollen face, Loose Filling, Broken Crown can cause you discomfort or severe pain. Call us and we will get you in the same day during our regular business hours or give you the earliest possible time.

IF YOU’RE EXPERIENCING A DENTAL EMERGENCY (for life threatening medical emergencies call 911)

Lorton 703-952-6600

Woodbridge 703-576-8700

Stafford 540-930-6500

Research shows that a lot of health issues like diabetes, stroke and cardiovascular disease are linked to periodontal problems. Your health and comfort are our first priority. If you are in the Northern Virginia and experiencing serious oral pain, call Impact Dental Care and we will schedule a consultation with you during our business hours.

Emergency Dental Services provided in Lorton, Stafford, and Woodbridge, Virginia:

Emergency dental services include any procedures or therapies that relieve sudden symptoms and prevent small dental problems from growing larger. Our office provides dental emergencies with same-day treatment during our normal business hours.

Common dental emergencies are:

  • Broken, Chipped tooth
  • Fractured, knocked out teeth
  • Severe Tooth ache
  • Broken, Lost Crowns
  • Lost or Loose Fillings
  • Swollen and Infected gums
  • Abscessed teeth
  • Object caught between teeth
  • Pain and swelling from wisdom teeth

Some of the Dental Emergencies and how to deal with them:

Broken or Fractured Teeth

Broken and fractured teeth should be managed quickly to avoid infection and additional damage. Sometimes fractures are fairly painless, but if the crack extends down into the root, it is likely that the pain will be extreme. Fractures, cracks and breaks can take several different forms, but are generally caused by trauma, grinding and biting.

It may be possible to reattach the pieces to your tooth – only your Dentist can tell you for sure. Take the following steps and see your emergency dentist right away. Remember to take the pieces with you.

  • Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it. Apply gauze to the area and use firm pressure to stop the bleeding. Try to find the chipped or broken tooth pieces right away.

Avulsed/ knocked out tooth

If a tooth has been knocked out, emergency dental visit may be able to save your knocked-out tooth if you handle the situation carefully and quickly. When a tooth exits the mouth, tissues, nerves and blood vessels become damaged. If the tooth can be placed back into its socket within an hour, there is a chance the tissues will grow to support the tooth once again.

Here are some steps to take:

  • Hold the tooth only by its crown (the enamel, visible portion). If the tooth or root is dirty, place a towel or dishcloth in a sink (so the tooth cannot fall into the drain), and gently rinse the tooth and root but DO NOT SCRUB it or remove any gum tissue that may still be attached to the root.
  • Place the tooth in a small container and cover the tooth in milk, water with a pinch of salt, or saliva from the injured person.

Lost filling or crown

Usually, a crown or filling become loose while chewing. Once it is out of the mouth, the affected tooth may be incredibly become sensitive to changes in temperature and pressure. Most of times Crowns generally become loose because the tooth beneath is decaying.

If a crown has dropped out of the mouth, keep the crown in a cool, safe place because there is a possibility that the dentist can reinsert it. If the crown is out of the mouth for a long period of time, the teeth may shift or sustain further damage.

Here are some of the steps to take for loose filling and Crown:

  • Just dip a cotton swab in clove oil and apply it to the exposed part of your tooth.
  • Putting an ice pack on your face over the area that hurts also may relieve the pain.
  • Clean the crown and affix it onto the tooth with dental cement. This can be purchased at the local pharmacy.
  • If the crown is lost, smear the top of the tooth with dental cement to alleviate discomfort.
  • If decay is noted, this will be treated, and a new crown will be made.
  • To make your tooth more comfortable, fill the hole in your tooth with tooth wax or cement (available over-the-counter at your pharmacy). Do not use any household adhesives in your mouth.

Severe Pain

The most common causes are infected and abscessed tooth, a lost filling or crown, a cracked or broken tooth, or debris lodged under the gum line. Only a thorough examination by your Dentist can determine the underlying cause of severe pain.

Until you see your Dentist, apply ice to the painful area for 10-20 minutes of every hour. To alleviate pain, take over the counter pain medication as directed on the pack.