Emergencies that involve your oral health are not widely discussed. As a result, many are not aware what constitutes as a situation that needs immediate care or how to respond. However, how you react to the problem and how quickly you receive care will promote the outcome of the issue.
Knocked Out Tooth: Trauma to the mouth can cause a tooth to be knocked out. If it is not damaged and you receive care quickly, we may be able to place your tooth back into the socket. Hold it by the crown and rinse it with water. Do not dry it or use any cleaners. Gently try to place it back into its socket. If you cannot, place it in a cup of milk or water.
Dislodged Tooth: A tooth that has been knocked out of position can be saved. Carefully try to push it back into place and bite on a piece of gauze to prevent it from moving.
Broken Tooth: If a tooth has suffered a significant crack or break, you need immediate care. Avoid placing pressure on the tooth and keep it clean to prevent an infection. Use over-the-counter pain relievers and cold compresses to manage any discomfort.
Dental Abscess: An infected tooth must be treated to restore its health while stopping the infection from spreading. Use over-the-counter pain relievers and contact our office right away.
Broken Dental Restoration: Do not try to fix a broken crown or filling on your own. Avoid placing pressure on the tooth and keep it clean while you wait to have it repaired.
At Lansdowne Family Dental, Dr. Wael Elosta is your dentist in Ashburn to quickly treat dental emergencies. We offer same-day appointments with early morning and evening care.
Our convenient office hours allow you to receive the care you need the same day to restore your oral health and to stop the discomfort. We will find the root of the problem to provide the appropriate treatment to save your tooth. If you are having a dental emergency, do not delay care. Contact Lansdowne Family Dental today. We are always here for you, even during the difficult times.