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Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Dominion Endodontics

Endodontics located in Alexandria, Falls Church, & Arlington, VA

You can’t always predict when you need to see a dentist. When a dental disease or injury occurs unexpectedly, you may require emergency dentistry. Instead of waiting for hours in the hospital emergency room, having a trusted dentist experienced in dental emergencies can restore your teeth quickly and efficiently. Dominion Endodontics offers emergency dentistry and same-day appointment availability at each of its three locations in Alexandria, Falls Church, and Arlington, Virginia. Call the nearest location or book an appointment online today.

Emergency Dentistry

What is emergency dentistry?

Most dental care can be planned in advance, but there are situations where dental disease or trauma occur unexpectedly and require emergency dental care to relieve pain or prevent more serious damage. Having access to emergency dentistry services helps you decrease the likelihood of needing more extensive — and expensive — dental procedures in the future. 

When do I need emergency dentistry?

Your twice-annual dental cleanings and exams aren’t considered emergency dentistry. If you notice a cavity developing or have a slightly loose tooth, they aren’t conditions that warrant an oral emergency, either. The most common situations that require more immediate, emergency dentistry include:

  • Severe and sudden toothache
  • Toothache with swelling
  • Severe cracks or chips in teeth
  • Dislodged teeth
  • Teeth knocked out from trauma
  • Gum injuries with excessive bleeding

In addition, if you have dental implants, braces, or other dental appliances installed in your mouth that become loose or damaged due to injury, you may require immediate dental care to prevent tooth loss or additional injuries.

What should I do right after a dental injury or emergency?

If you experience a dental injury or dental emergency, call Dominion Endodontics right away to find out how to manage your situation until you can get to the office. In many cases, at-home care for dental emergencies involves swishing warm water around your mouth and using over-the-counter pain relievers.

Cold compresses may be applied to areas of swelling or to help relieve pain after injury. If you have a tooth knocked out of your mouth, try to save the tooth and bring it to the dentist with you as sometimes they can be replaced.

How quickly can I get an emergency dentistry appointment?

If you experience a dental emergency, it’s important to call Dominion Endodontics as soon as possible. The friendly and compassionate office staff will set you up with the first available appointment and the experienced dentists can offer advice for at-home care for your condition until you can get to the office.

The practice has open appointment slots on the calendar with same-day appointment availability for potential emergency dentistry needs.

For emergency dentistry services at Dominion Endodontics, go online or call to schedule an appointment today.