Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergency Treatments in Leesburg, VA

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Patients who are in pain who call us, dental emergencies in this office are seen immediately. We want patients in here right away if they're in pain. The other thing that we believe strongly is one way or another we will not allow a patient to leave here in pain. If we can help them at least to alleviate the pain, they may not get definitive treatment at that point, but we want them leaving the office at least pain free long enough to put together plan to address the problem ultimately and put together what is it definitively they need. The may need a root canal, but either they can't afford it, or they have to check with their insurance. We can do something to have them leave here at least pain free for a period of time so that they can put together a plan with us to get the definitive treatment that they would need to address whatever it is that's causing the pain.

Accidents and injuries can be scary and confusing. What do you do first? Where can you go for help? If you need urgent care during dental emergencies the first thing you should do is call our Leesburg, VA dentist office at 703-297-4353. If we are closed, our voicemail will give you an after-hours number to call. Either way, we are here to help you get through this emergency.

What Counts As A Dental Emergency?

Not every situation is an emergency, but you are always welcome to call us to discuss your situation. That said, here are some problems that definitely are dental emergencies:

  • A severe toothache, especially one that comes on suddenly
  • A broken or fractured tooth
  • A tooth that has been knocked loose or knocked out by accident or injury
  • Severe jaw pain
  • A serious cut to your gums, tongue, or inside of your mouth

If you are experiencing any of these problems, call us as soon as possible so we can get you the help you need fast.

I Have A Real Emergency. Now What?

If you are bleeding, the most important thing is to try to stop it. Use direct pressure with a clean, sterile cloth or gauze. If the bleeding will not stop, then your first move is to go to the nearest emergency room to get that taken care of.

If your tooth is loose, try your best to leave it alone. If it came out, rinse it gently in water and put it in a small container with just enough water or milk to cover it completely. Bring this with you to your emergency appointment. Not all teeth that are knocked out can be saved, but some can.

You can take over-the-counter pain relievers but do not take anything with aspirin, as that can make any bleeding worse.

How Can I Make An Appointment For Emergency Dental Care?

At Family First Dental & Implant Center, we realize that you cannot predict accidents or injuries. That’s why we offer same-day emergency dental care appointments. Call us at 703-297-4353 and let us know what your emergency is, and we’ll do our best to get you seen by one of our dentists the same day you call. If you call after we have closed for the day, you will be given a new phone number to call for emergency after-hours service.

Can I Prepare For Dental Emergencies?

While you can never fully prepare for accidents, you can create a small dental emergency kit just for such a situation. In a small box or container, put in some sterile gauze, a small bottle of clean water, a sealable container in case you lose a tooth, and our phone number and website address. It’s hard to think straight during an emergency, so having all of this on hand can help tremendously.

You should also bring your medical insurance card to have on file at the dental office. In some cases, we can bill your medical insurance to help cover the cost of extensive emergency dental work.

For more information on how we can help your family in case of dental emergencies, or to schedule your next appointment, call our office today at 703-297-4353 or use our convenient online form.