If you believe you are experiencing a dental emergency, contact our Sterling, VA dental practice as soon as possible. Our team will work with you to schedule an emergency dental visit at your earliest convenience. Call 571.266.0255
Emergency Dentistry Services in Sterling, VA
At Brighter Smile Family Dentistry & Orthodontics, we are committed to providing exceptional dental care to those in need of emergency care. Our team works with you to determine the underlying cause of your dental emergency and provide the solution you need in a quick and efficient manner.
Our office is equipped with the latest dental technology and high-end materials needed to help emergency patients receive the care they need. Depending on the cause of your dental emergency, we may employ one or more of the following services:
- Dental filling repair or replacement
- Repair or replace dental crowns
- Treat dental infections
- Emergency tooth extractions
- Repair fractured, chipped, or damaged teeth
- Complete service for dental implants
Dental Emergency FAQs
How will I know if I am experiencing a dental emergency?
Sometimes, it is difficult to determine whether you are experiencing a dental emergency. When in doubt, it is always best to contact our Sterling, VA dental practice. In many cases, our team will advise you to visit our office for a complete evaluation with Dr. Kavianpour. During your evaluation, we can determine if emergency treatment is needed.
Common types of dental emergencies can include:
- Lost or damaged tooth restorations
- Dental trauma after an accident
- Severe toothache or dental pain
- Knocked out a permanent tooth
- Chipped, fractured, or damaged teeth
Are dental emergencies preventable?
In some circumstance, dental emergencies are preventable. For instance, for patients who participate in contact sports, wearing a custom mouthguard can help prevent trauma to the teeth and gums. Sports-related injuries are one of the leading causes of dental emergencies, so taking the necessary steps to keep your teeth and jaw protected is key to preventing damage.
Aside from protecting your teeth during contact sports, it is also important to visit the dentist regularly. Regular visits to the dentist allow our team to spot any early signs of complex dental issues, such as tooth decay and disease. When spotted early, tooth decay and gum disease can be treated with conservative methods.
During your visit, we will evaluate your smile and recommend treatment that is right for you. Our goal is to help our patients improve the health and function of their natural smile.
What should you do in an emergency dental situation?
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, the first thing you should do is clean your mouth, and wherever your emergency is located with warm water. Then using a cold washcloth, hold it against the side of your jaw that you are in pain. If you lost or cracked a tooth try to preserve it as much as possible. Then call your dentist and schedule an appointment as soon as possible!
If I cannot reach my dentist can I get a tooth pulled in the ER?
You cannot have a tooth pulled at the ER. If you are expiring a dental emergency, and cannot reach your dentist the only thing that the ER can do for you is give you pain medication. It is illegal for anyone other than dentists to pull anyones teeth.
If you are suffering from extreme pain and think having pain medication will benefit you, then going to the ER is a good option, but that is all they can do to help you.
What can I do to deal with pain while waiting to see my dentist?
If you are suffering from tooth pain while waiting to see your dentist, rinsing your mouth with saltwater is a good first step to soothe your mouth. Flossing has also been known to help patients who are feeling throbbing pain.
Using an ice pack or cold washcloth and holding it against the part of your mouth that is in pain can reduce swelling and help ease pain.
Emergency Dentist in Sterling, VA
Brighter Smile Family Dentistry & Orthodontics offers a full range of emergency dental services in Northern Virginia. If you are searching for an emergency dentist in Sterling, VA, visit Dr. Kavianpour for the care you need. To schedule an appointment, call 571.266.0255 or schedule an appointment online.