What constitutes a dental emergency? We trust patients’ judgment in these cases, but if you feel unsure, here are some of the incidents our team considers urgent:
The majority of dental emergencies occur because of a sudden incident or injury that couldn’t be avoided. However, there are some situations where patients can better protect themselves and their smiles. Always use scissors instead of your teeth to open difficult packaging. Be very careful when eating particularly hard or sticky foods. When playing a sport that could involve contact with another person or a tough surface, make sure to wear a sportsguard.Of course, there are some situations even Dr. Elosta may not be able to provide assistance fast enough. If you’re experiencing heavy bleeding or a broken jaw, don’t wait. Proceed to an emergency room. Our Lansdowne, VA team can follow up after you’ve received medical attention to assist with any dental concerns, such as lost or broken teeth. Contact us today to schedule an appointment, or if you simply have questions. We’re always happy to help.