Emergency Dentistry

Just For Your Smile

Cosmetic Dentists & Prosthodontists located in Tysons Corner, Vienna, VA & Potomac Village, Potomac, MD

When dental emergencies occur, it’s good to know that you have a trustworthy and reliable dentist who you can call. With two convenient locations in Tysons Corner in Vienna, Virginia, and Potomac Village in Potomac, Maryland, the skilled dentists at Just For Your Smile offer same-day emergency dentistry procedures to help their patients overcome unexpected situations. Call or use the online booking feature to make an appointment today.

Emergency Dentistry Q &A

What is a dental emergency?

While maintaining good oral care habits and protecting your teeth can help keep them strong and healthy, dental emergencies can still occur unexpectedly. A dental emergency is a sudden dental issue that requires prompt dental care. 

A dental emergency can take many different forms, potentially affecting the teeth, gums, jaw, or other structures in the mouth. Regardless of the cause, immediate dental care can help alleviate pain, address the issue, and ensure that no further damage occurs. 

What are common dental emergencies?

There are many different kinds of dental emergencies. However, some are more common than others, including: 

Chipped or broken tooth

Facial trauma can cause a tooth to become chipped or broken. When this happens, you should act quickly to stop any bleeding that may occur and use an ice pack to control the swelling. Be sure to contact Just For Your Smile, as further care may be necessary to save and restore the tooth.

Toothaches 

You can help control the pain and swelling of a toothache with over-the-counter pain medications and ice. Seek prompt care, as a toothache may signal a more serious problem, such as a tooth infection. 

Knocked-out tooth

If you lose a tooth, prompt action is often needed to save it. If you can, put the tooth back into its socket. If this isn’t possible, keep the tooth in a glass of milk. Seek immediate care, as you have the best chance of saving the tooth if you can get to the dentist within an hour after the tooth is lost. 

In addition, cuts to your tongue or gums and tooth infection can cause dental emergencies.

How can I prepare for a dental emergency?

While dental emergencies are usually sudden and unexpected, you can prepare yourself to deal with them more effectively. The most important thing that you can do is have the contact information of a trusted and reliable dentist easily accessible. Just For Your Smile provides same-day emergency dental care, ensuring that patients get the treatment they need, when they need it. 

For prompt emergency dental care, call Just For Your Smile or use the online booking feature to schedule your same-day appointment now.