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What Is Considered a Dental Emergency?

March 20, 2020
Posted By: Dr. Ardalan Sanati
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During your dental emergency, we work hard to get you seen by one of our dentists in Vienna, VA as soon as possible. This includes doing our best to provide dentistry and palliative care during uncertain times—COVID-19, for example.

With so much to worry about, we don’t think a dental emergency should be part of that.

If you have a dental emergency, we encourage you to contact a member of our dental team as soon as possible.

Dental Emergencies Explained

A dental emergency can be anything from a toothache to a soft tissue injury. And if ever you’re unsure, we are here to assess your situation and make an informed decision about your oral health.

Dental emergencies may include:

  • Toothache
  • Jaw pain
  • Jaw swelling
  • Blister on the gum
  • Lost tooth
  • Broken tooth or restoration

Trying to treat a dental emergency on your own—relying on over-the-counter pain relievers—can mean the loss of your tooth or the spread of infection.

If your tooth is knocked out, it is crucial to place the tooth in a cup of milk or saliva until your dental appointment. With timely intervention, your dentist can often restore the tooth to your gum.

If ever you experience trauma, we want you to go to the nearest emergency room. You or a friend can contact our dental office from there. Your emergency dentists in Vienna, VA want to make sure you are safe.

Dental Emergency Prevention

Prevention starts with an excellent oral care routine at home—in conjunction with twice-yearly dental exams and teeth cleanings.

You also want to wear your nightguard if you have bruxism, and always ask your dentist about a mouthguard if you compete in sports.

Our Emergency Dentists in Vienna, VA Are Here for You

At Tyson Dentistry, we consider pain, mouth trauma, and anything that immediately threatens your oral health to be a dental emergency. Always contact a member of our team for instructions.

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