A dental emergency is any situation that poses an immediate threat to the health of your teeth and supporting tissues. Dental emergencies are often the result of impact to the mouth, but they also can be caused by infection. To ensure the best possible outcome, any dental emergency should be evaluated by a professional immediately.
Urgent dental care focuses on the management of conditions that require immediate attention to relieve severe pain and/or risk of infection and to alleviate the burden on hospital emergency departments.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, we recommend you contact us as soon as possible. We can offer same-day emergency services for most conditions.
For patients that are experiencing severe dental emergencies, such as significant infection, pain or trauma, we have early morning, evening, and weekend hrs available and do our best to fit emergency patients into our day!
Please call us at Washington DC Office Phone Number 202-750-8718
For permanent teeth that are knocked out, rinse the tooth and put it back in the socket. If you can’t get the tooth back in the socket, place it in a container of milk, water or saliva to keep it moist. Do not touch the roots (handle the tooth by the crown) and don’t brush the tooth. Contact us IMMEDIATELY for information and emergency treatment – the sooner you get to us, the more likely your tooth can be saved!
For baby teeth that are unexpectedly knocked out, leave them out and contact the child’s dentist immediately for instructions.
Other Emergency Dental Situations:
If you can’t get into your dentist’s office immediately, here is a list of effective home remedies to make you more comfortable while you wait for care:
Some dental emergencies may not cause pain initially. For example, a cracked tooth may not hurt, but it may lead to nerve damage in the roots. For this reason, all of the listed conditions need immediate attention, whether or not pain is present.
We are here to help! Please contact us if you have any emergency condition.