Emergency Dental Care
Dental emergencies should not be ignored or put off and many tooth problems are time-sensitive. Call our practice and we will get you in as soon as we can!
By Calling 540-427-7274
How We Can Help
We will try our best to accommodate you as soon as possible and can guide how to relieve pain in the meantime.
If you have a crack in the tooth, we can seal this up with fillings or place a dental crown over the tooth. If the cause of your toothache is decay or infection, the solution could be as minor as a routine filling or as extensive as a root canal or extraction. Extractions are a last resort and we will do everything we can to save your tooth.
For a knocked-out tooth, come to us right away so we can see if we can salvage the tooth. Alternatively, we will work on a tooth restoration. Try to put the missing tooth back in its socket if possible. If you have knocked out a false tooth such as a veneer, crown, or filling, we may be able to restore these without the construction of new ones. Cracked teeth can be repaired with dental bonding.
What Counts as a dental emergency?
If you are experiencing tooth pain, that is a sign that something is wrong with your tooth. This could be a sign of decay or infection and should not be ignored. Healthy teeth should not cause pain or discomfort so it is best to contact us at We Care Dental Care at the first sign of discomfort.
We can assess the situation and let you know if it warrants a dental treatment and if not, we will offer advice on how to address the problem and relieve any pain. All of the following are considered dental emergencies:
- Cracked or chipped tooth
- Knocked out tooth
- Swelling or abscess
- Signs of infection
- Jaw pain
- Soft tissue trauma or bleeding
what to do when you're experiencing a dental emergency
If you are experiencing pain, don’t wait. You should contact our dental office as soon as you can. In the meantime, you can use these tips to relieve pain and discomfort until you can be treated. While the following advice can help make you feel more comfortable, you mustn’t skip the call to the dentist to examine the problem and get professional treatment.
For tooth pain: This is a sign you have a cavity or infection. You should make an appointment right away but in the meantime keep your mouth clean by brushing and flossing. You can use an antiseptic mouthwash or a saltwater solution to relieve pain and keep bacteria at bay.
For chipped or cracked teeth: While a small crack may seem like not a big deal, it can greatly increase your risk of tooth decay and infection. Don’t ignore cracks in the teeth, no matter how small they are. Make an appointment with Dr. Benjamin Burkitt right away.
For bleeding: To stop bleeding, you should rinse your mouth with water and apply either a cold compress or gauze to the affected area with gentle pressure.
For a knocked-out tooth: A knocked-out tooth is a serious dental emergency and requires that you inform Dr. Benjamin Burkitt about this right away. Missing teeth can cause teeth to shift and changes in your bite. Without replacing a missing tooth, your facial shape could also be altered.
If your tooth has been knocked out you should clean it first. You can then try to place it back in its socket or place it in a container with milk or a pool of saliva. In either case, you need to schedule an appointment Dr. Benjamin Burkitt right away to have the tooth restored.
If You Are Experiencing a Dental Emergency, Give Us a Call Right Away
Do you have bleeding gums, a chipped or missing tooth, or just an intense toothache? Don’t hesitate and call us right away. Tooth pain is not something to be ignored and is a sign that something is awry with your oral health. Our excellent team at We Care Dental Care will treat you as soon as possible and work diligently to relieve your pain. Contact us at (540) 427-7274 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Benjamin Burkitt.