Emergencies

Dental Emergencies happen at the worst time. That's why Advanced Dental Center of Tysons Corner, Virginia and Potomac, Maryland offers emergency care around the clock. We’re here morning, noon, and night, providing you with immediate care when you need it most.

Root Canals & Emergencies

Have you been experiencing sleepless nights because of a toothache?  Does your tooth start hurting when you drink something cold and the pain lingers for minutes afterward? Did you just experience trauma to your front teeth? These are common signs of a tooth that may be suffering from an endodontic infection. In these cases, it is imperative to come in and have the tooth examined for possible Root Canal Therapy.

Our Endodontic Specialist is available to treat root canals and root canal retreatments, dental trauma in children and adults, and cracked teeth. Root Canal Therapy is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed and becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the infection spreads and will lead to abscesses, bone loss, and potential tooth loss.

How to treat a dental emergency

Tooth Ache

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Begin by cleaning around the sore tooth meticulously. Using warm salt water, rinse the mouth to displace any food trapped between teeth. Under no circumstances should you use aspirin on the aching tooth or on the gum. In the event of facial swelling, apply a cold compress to the area. For temporary pain relief, acetaminophen is recommended. Please contact us for an appointment if the pain persists more than a day.

Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek

Ice can be applied to any bruised areas. For bleeding, apply firm (but gentle) pressure with sterile gauze or a clean cloth. If the bleeding does not stop with pressure or continues after 15 minutes, go to an emergency room.

Broken Tooth

Rinse the area with warm water. Put a cold compress over the facial area of the injury. Recover any broken tooth fragments. Seek immediate dental attention.

Knocked Out Permanent Tooth

Recover the tooth, making sure to hold it by the crown (top) and not the root. Rinse, but do not clean or handle the tooth more than necessary. Reinsert the tooth in the socket, and hold it in place using a clean piece of gauze or cloth. If the tooth cannot be reinserted, carry it in a cup containing milk or water. Because time is essential, see a dentist immediately.

Possible Broken Jaw

In the event of jaw injury, tie the mouth closed with a towel, tie or handkerchief. Go immediately to an emergency room.

Bleeding After a Baby Tooth Falls Out

Fold a piece of gauze and place it (tightly) over the bleeding area. Bite down on the gauze for 15 minutes. If bleeding continues, see a dentist.

Cold or Canker Sores

Over-the-counter medications will usually provide temporary relief. If sores persist, visit your dentist.

About Advanced Dental Center

Advanced Dental Center provides comfortable and convenient dental services in Tysons Corner, VA and Potomac, MD.  Dr. H. Sami Osseiran and his professional dental staff provide a vast amount of dental treatment, ranging from dental cleanings to dental crowns, implants, and dentures.  Contact us today to receive the absolute best in dental care in Tysons Corner, VA and Potomac, MD.