Dental Associates of Northern Virginia in Alexandria
1500 Belle View Boulevard, Alexandria, VA 22307

Emergency Dentists in Alexandria

We accept same-day emergency appointments. Call us today at (703) 596-0872.

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) 596-0872

Severe pain or pressure from a toothache or an injury can be a frightening experience. Oftentimes, the discomfort is so intense that you immediately ask yourself, “Where can I find emergency dental care near me?” If you’re experiencing dental pain, our emergency dentists in Alexandria can help you find relief while preventing further damage to your oral health.

Where Can I Receive Emergency Dental Care Near Me?

There’s no need to suffer when experiencing dental distress. With just a phone call to our conveniently located emergency dental office, you’ll receive comprehensive care that treats the source of the pain. When you book an appointment for urgent dental care from our office, a dentist will see you as soon as possible. Our emergency dentists in Alexandria aim to diagnose the issue, alleviate any discomfort, and determine if you require additional dental care.

Emergency Dental Care

Emergency dental services include any urgent treatment that is administered to relieve an intense toothache or a variety of painful issues. Emergency dentists repair structural damage to the teeth and address issues that could develop as a result of toothaches, injuries, or other problems. It’s important to receive emergency dental treatment as soon as possible – failing to do so could cause further damage to your teeth. Our experienced emergency dentists offer a wide variety of urgent care services, including:

  • Emergency tooth removal
  • Oral pain treatment, including toothaches and areas of pressure caused by tooth decay and injury
  • Emergency tooth repair for fractured, chipped, and cracked teeth
  • Alleviation of wisdom tooth pain and swelling
  • Replacement of lost tooth fillings and crowns
  • Management of pain caused by orthodontic devices
  • Dental infection treatment

When Emergency Dental Services Are Necessary

I’m experiencing discomfort, but I’m not sure if I should visit an emergency dental office near me. How do I know when I should contact an emergency dentist?

There are many conditions that may warrant care from emergency dentists. Here are some common situations that often require urgent care.

Broken and Fractured Teeth

Receiving emergency dental care for broken or fractured teeth is key when it comes to avoiding infection or further structural degradation. If the damaged tooth has a jagged edge, use dental wax to keep the surface smooth. This will help you avoid cutting areas of your cheek or tongue.

Knocked-Out Tooth

If one or more of your teeth has been knocked out due to injury, our emergency dentists can help. Gather as many tooth fragments as you can, and gently try to insert the tooth back into the socket, if possible. Rinse the knocked-out teeth with warm water prior to insertion, and hold the tooth by its crown only. If you need further details, give our urgent dental care office a call.

Severe Toothache Pain and Pressure

Severe toothache pain or pressure can be caused by a variety of factors. However, it’s important to not ignore a toothache, particularly if it’s accompanied by feelings of pressure, earache, or fever.

Sensitive Teeth

Minor tooth sensitivity often doesn’t require emergency dental care. However, a tooth that becomes severely sensitive may be fractured or affected by a gum infection.

Tooth Decay and Cavities

When tooth decay is left untreated, large cavities can form and cause a painful toothache. Visit our emergency dentists for pain relief and treatment that addresses the dental decay (cavities).

Abscessed Teeth

A painful condition, known as an abscessed tooth, can form when the root is affected by trauma, decay, or gum disease. Symptoms include tooth sensitivity, bad breath, and swollen glands near the neck. If you suspect your tooth is abscessed, call our office during regular business hours to make an appointment.

Lost and Loose Fillings

If you have lost or loose fillings, your tooth is more vulnerable to injury and tooth decay. Give us a call as soon as possible to obtain a replacement filling.

Broken Crowns and Lost Restorations

A common problem, broken crowns or lost restorations can leave affected teeth vulnerable to injury and decay. Our dentists can create a temporary or permanent treatment that will protect your teeth.

Orthodontic Pain or Injuries

Many patients experience orthodontic pain or injuries during treatment. If you’re experiencing discomfort due to your orthodontic devices, contact our office.

Tooth Enamel Worn by Teeth Grinding

Nighttime bruxism can often lead to worn tooth enamel worn. Over time, the condition can become uncomfortable. Schedule an appointment with our emergency dentists for a night guard or other treatment for your grinding habits.

Sinus Pressure

The sinuses and the teeth share a complex relationship. If you’re experiencing sinus pressure and a toothache simultaneously, it’s important to rule out any dental causes.

Handling More Serious Dental Emergencies

My dental issues seem serious. Should I look for an emergency dental office near me, or call 911?

A severe dental emergency requires immediate, specialized treatment. If you’re experiencing any of the following outside of regular business hours, call 911 or visit the nearest hospital emergency room:

  • Severe facial or gum swelling
  • Uncontrollable bleeding
  • A sudden injury to the face, teeth, jaw, or head

How Much Does a Dental Emergency Visit Cost?

Our emergency dentists in Alexandria create personalized treatment plans for all patients. Because of this, your individual costs may vary depending on the services needed. Our office accepts most major credit cards and insurance plans for your convenience. However, it’s important to remember that emergency dental care is possible even without insurance. Call our emergency dental office today for more details.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Great, thorough and professional care.
James H.
Dr. Legum and the team of Dental Hygienists are very friendly and professional, and provide prompt, excellent service. Their office is clean and has up-to-date equipment, and is located in the Belle […]
Encarnita A.
Dr. Lokitis and her team are the best! Today I arrived at my appointment almost an hour early and she was just about to head out to lunch. When she saw me, she decided to postpone her lunch rather […]
Clarence P.
I just finished my invisalign treatment with Dr. Julia Lokitis, and I am more than happy with the results. Dr. Lokitis, she is amazing and very friendly she takes the time to explain every step of […]
Stephanie R.
I highly recommend Dental Associates of Northern VA Alexandria. The entire staff is friendly and courteous. Appointments have always been on time which is much appreciated. Dr. Lokitis is so sweet […]
Terrie K.
Marcia is friendly and offers the best tips and suggestions. I really enjoy my visit with her.
Lori J.
Temporary crown and cleaning in 90 minutes–very professional, efficient, thorough.
Susan W.
Sirap is a wonderful hygienist, and I love that the hygienist are the ones with the “offices” and the dentist goes from room to room – it makes sense that way. I moved to Fairfax last year, but […]
Terri E.
Marsha and Dr Lokitis are both highly professional and very pleasant. What more could you ask for ?
Alfred V.
Excellent previous appointments.
Lawrence M.
I have been a patient at this practice for over 10 years. I have recommended people i know to this practice because the treatment is excellent and the staff is always friendly and courteous . I will […]
Thomas V.
Seraf my hygienist is wonderful. Very pleasant, accommodating, friendly – really makes you feel comfortable.
Rosa G.
I enjoyed my time there and the person cleaning my teeth was excellent.
Catherine W.
I have never had an unpleasant experience!
Ruth H.
The staff are always pleasant and helpful. My appointment was right on time. Dr. Lokitis is great. She puts you at ease, and is wonderful at explaining any issues and answering any questions.
Deirdre H.
The staff are great and very professional!
Mary R.
Entire staff is friendly and knowledgeable, appointments are on time, bill is always correct, no up-selling, no lectures, just good honest care! They are wonderful with kids, too; don’t pay extra […]
Natalia B.
Good service; very competent and personable service.
Darci V.
Marcia is the best dental hygienist. She cares about her patients and does outstanding work. Marcia has transformed my dental hygiene through her perceptive suggestions &, as a result, improved […]
Sarah S.
Dr. Lokitis and her team are amazing! They answer all my questions, never make you feel guilty about how many times you may or may not have flossed, and are willing to work with you on reasonable and […]
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Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (703) 596-0872
Fax: (703) 768-3018
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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