What To Do If You Have A Dental Emergency?

You can find an emergency dentist in Washington, DC, by visiting City Dental DC.

What Exactly Is a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency is a situation that takes you by surprise. The emergency usually comes from unexpected trauma, dental disease, or failed corrective devices. An emergency dentist in Washington, DC, can help you with an emergency with advanced technology and quick thinking. Some examples of common dental emergencies include:

  • Lost fillings
  • Chipped teeth
  • Abscess formation
  • Tongue and cheek bites
  • Incessant bleeding
  • Unbearable toothaches
  • Loose teeth
  • Tooth loss

Do This if You Experience a Dental Emergency

The process you use to protect yourself after a dental emergency depends on the type of emergency you have. For dental pain and bleeding, you'll need to rinse your mouth out with a warm saltwater solution to keep it clean while you search for help.

You can possibly salvage a lost tooth by gently cleaning it and then reinserting it into its socket until you can get to a dentist. You might be able to keep it in place with your finger as you travel to our facility for assistance. Place the dislodged tooth into a cup of milk if you are unable to reinsert it into its socket. We'll help you once you arrive.

How Can Our Office Help?

We can offer a wealth of solutions to restore your mouth to excellent health after a dental emergency. We may be able to offer you:

  • Medication- You might need antibiotics or pain medication to manage an abscess or infection. You can trust in our dentists to prescribe the correct medication to battle the disease.
  • Extraction- Sometimes, the only way to resolve a dental emergency is to extract a tooth. Our doctors are on staff to perform emergency extractions so that you can go back to feeling well again.
  • Emergency Surgery- We may be able to perform an emergency procedure such as a root canal if you want to save your tooth. It's one of many options we offer at our facility.
  • Filling Replacement- There's no need to worry if you've lost a filling. Our experienced team of dentists can clean your tooth and replace the filling that is dislodged. You can choose from a plenitude of filling replacement options as well.

The group of dentists at our facility can assist you with any dental emergency you might face. Our office has an emergency dentist in Washington, DC, just for you. You can reach out to us by calling (202) 628-7979. 

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