Virginia Dentistry by Design in Herndon, VA
102 Elden St #15, Herndon, VA 20170 (703) 478-9574

Herndon Emergency Dentist

 

If there’s one thing you can always expect from a dental emergency, it’s that it won’t happen at a convenient time. You also may feel stressed or overwhelmed by it, but the first thing to remember is not to panic. With an excellent dentist like Dr. Dilolli, and your team at Virginia Dentistry By Design on your side, you have nothing to worry about. Here are some tips for handling dental emergencies.

A Tooth That is Broken or Dislodged

If your tooth breaks or chips, please gather as many pieces as you can and bring them to Dr. Dilolli right away. Time is of the essence for teeth that are knocked out or dislodged because we have the best chance of saving your tooth within one hour of the injury. Try replacing the tooth back in its socket if possible, or transport it carefully in a cup of milk to keep the living cells alive and moist as best you can, contact us and get to our office as soon as possible.

Soft Tissue Injuries

For injuries that occur to your gum tissue, cheeks, or lips, it’s best to contain the bleeding at first. Do this with a cold compress applying gentle pressure. Warm salt-water rinses are soothing to soft tissue injuries if you have access to the materials. Once you have successfully stopped the bleeding contact our office for further instructions.

 An Infected or Abscessed Tooth

It may start off as just a twinge of sensitivity to hot or cold items, however if your tooth is fractured, decayed, or abscessed; you’re soon going to be feeling more pain. Unfortunately, a dental infection will not go away on its own, in fact, it will get worse over time, leaving you with a severe toothache and an increased risk for infection to travel to other critical areas of your body.

This is another time to be proactive and contact Virginia Dentistry By Design right away because Dr. Dilolli can often preserve your tooth with root canal therapy. A root canal removes the infected root through a small hole drilled in the top of your tooth. Dr. Dilolli will seal it and allow it time to heal. Dental infections left untreated will cause further damage to the root of your tooth and result in a tooth extraction.

At Virginia Dentistry By Design, we understand how stressful emergency situations can be, and we make every effort to accommodate our emergency patients with a same-day appointment. Dr. Dilolli is your premiere emergency dentist in Herndon, and she’s been providing high quality dentistry to patients in VA for many years. She is gentle, kind and experienced, so there’s no better dentist to have on your side in the face of an emergency.

If you’re experiencing dental pain, injury, or an emergency situation, call our office right away for instruction and immediate care.

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