Emergency Dentist in Northern Virginia

We recognize that emergency situations may occur, and we will do everything in our power to respond to you as quickly as possible.

Medical Emergencies

If you are experiencing a MEDICAL emergency,
please dial 911

Dental Emergencies

If you are experiencing a DENTAL emergency during regular business hours:
call (703) 398-1242

Anyone at any time can experience a sudden dental problem that requires emergency dental care. If this happens to you, there isn’t time to wonder, “How can I locate emergency dental care near me?” You need to know who to call and where to go immediately to relieve the pain and problem. Knowing where to go and who to call for emergency dental treatment is critical for alleviating symptoms and preventing further damage to your dental health. To help you be prepared for a dental emergency, we have provided answers the most common questions about urgent care.

Where should I look to find an emergency dental office near me?

The kind of care you need when you suffer a sudden dental problem will depend on the severity of the injury. When you need emergency dentists in Northern Virginia for mild to moderate dental problems, you will find highly skilled emergency dentists at our urgent dental care practice. We are available to provide you with emergency care during our regular business hours for general dental problems. If you need basic emergency care during these times, we strongly encourage you to call our emergency dental office. But if you need care after hours for a serious dental injury, a major trauma, or persistent bleeding, call 911 or head to the nearest hospital for immediate treatment.

What kinds of emergency dental services are offered by dentists today?

Emergency dentists offer a wide range of services for sudden, mild to moderate dental pain, damage, injuries, and other dental issues that could get worse without prompt treatment. At our dental practice, our emergency dentists perform all of these urgent treatments during our regular hours of operation:

  • Dental pain treatment due to accident or injury
  • Emergency extractions
  • Crown and filling replacement or repair
  • Orthodontic pain or damage to braces
  • Dental infection treatment
  • Urgent repair for damaged teeth
  • Wisdom tooth pain and swelling control

When is emergency dental care required for dental problems?

How can I tell which emergencies demand treatment at an emergency dental office near me?

You should call an emergency dentist in Northern Virginia if you experience any of the dental problems below during normal business hours. But if you suffer after-hours or weekend injuries, major dental trauma, injuries to the jaw, or nonstop bleeding, we strongly urge you to call 911 or head to a local hospital for more immediate care. We advise seeking emergency care if you experience any of the following:

Major Tooth Pressure or Pain

These can be symptoms of many different dental problems and should never be overlooked. As a result, you need to have major tooth pressure or pain treated right away, especially if you also have a fever, headache, or other unusual symptoms.

Extreme Sensitivity

Sensitive teeth are a common condition that usually doesn’t demand treatment. But if you experience extreme sensitivity, it could be an indication of an infection or dental damage.

Painful Cavities

Cavities are the result of extensive tooth decay. Fortunately, our experienced dentists can relieve painful cavities and restore the decayed tooth.

Missing Dental Fillings

It can be extremely painful and problematic to have missing dental fillings. Please contact our office immediately to have your fillings repaired or replaced.

A Fractured Tooth or Teeth

To avoid structural damage and dental infection, you must have a fractured tooth or teeth repaired as soon as possible. Call our practice and we will do our best to provide you with same-day treatment.

A Knocked-Out Tooth or Teeth

Did you know that a knocked-out tooth or teeth can actually be re-implanted if you seek treatment soon enough?  To improve your chances of saving the tooth, gather and rinse all of the tooth’s fragments, and then try to place the tooth back into its socket and call our office for more information.

Dental Abscess

The medical name for a dental infection at the tooth’s root, a dental abscess can cause significant tooth pain, sensitivity, swollen glands, facial swelling, and other serious issues if left untreated. If you have a dental abscess, call our office right away.

Crown or Restoration Loss or Damage

While it may appear to be only a cosmetic problem, crown or restoration loss or damage can weaken a tooth and make it vulnerable to greater problems. That’s why a dentist needs to repair the problem immediately.

Eroded Tooth Enamel Due to Habitual Grinding

Grinding your teeth on a regular basis is a condition known as bruxism. Over time, this can result in eroded tooth enamel due to habitual grinding and requires emergency treatment to repair enamel and provide a protective mouth guard.

Orthodontic Injury or Discomfort

Metal braces often can be painful after routine adjustments or damage to brackets and wires. To avoid additional pain and problems, you need to have your braces repaired immediately if you experience orthodontic injury or discomfort.

Persistent Sinus Pressure

Ongoing sinus pressure can affect every aspect of your daily life. If you have persistent sinus pressure, a dental professional must make sure that it’s not a symptom of an impacted wisdom tooth or dental infection.

What should I do for severe dental concerns?

If I think my emergency is very serious, do I need to dial 911 or should I visit a dentist for emergency dental services?

Emergency dentists can provide general emergency treatment, but more severe dental problems may require more specialized care. For the three severe cases below, it’s recommended that you call 911, contact your regular physician, reach an oral surgeon, or just go to the hospital immediately.

  1. Uncontrollable bleeding
  2. Extreme swelling
  3. A major trauma or injury to your teeth, head, jaw, or face.

What are the average costs of getting emergency dental care near me?

The total cost of visiting emergency dentists can vary widely by the kind of emergency dental care you need, the number of treatments required to remedy the issue, and whether you have dental insurance. Complex treatments are more costly and extensive than mild procedures. And while dental insurance can help with the cost of care and we accept most insurance plans, we understand that many of our uninsured patients are concerned about their cost of urgent dental care. If you have a dental emergency but don’t have insurance coverage, we have various payment options and take most credit cards.

If I have an emergency after hours or during the weekend, how can I locate emergency dental care near me that I can afford?

First, you need to determine the extent of the emergency dental care you need. For mild to moderate emergencies you sustain during our office hours, simply call our practice and we will strive to provide you with same-day care. But please be aware that our emergency dentists can only treat sudden problems when our office is open. If your emergency is more serious or it occurs after hours or on a weekend, you will have to go to the hospital closest to you or call 911. We hope you never have an emergency, but if you do suddenly suffer a general dental problem during our office hours, please call our experienced emergency dental office right away.

 

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