In the event of a dental emergency, you will want and need to be seen by a professional as soon
as possible. We understand this, so despite being a very busy practice, we are usually successful
in finding a same-day slot to admit a new or existing patient. Rest assured we will do everything
we can to ensure you receive prompt emergency dental treatment.
What is classed as a dental emergency?
A patient may be experiencing extreme pain in the mouth or jaw, or swelling in the gums or face.
We will naturally work to quickly alleviate the pain and treat the underlying cause. In the event of
teeth that have been knocked out or partially-fractured, we will assess if any other damage has
occurred and can also fit temporary dentures to ease the patient's self-consciousness. Other
issues requiring dental urgent care may be a patient experiencing difficulty opening the mouth or
an inability to swallow.Here is a list of scenarios that require a visit to a walk in dentist and what to do if they happen:
Dislodged or lost tooth or teeth: If you can find the tooth, put it in a glass of milk or saliva
to preserve it until you can be seen by the dentist
Broken or damaged teeth: The same method applies here
Severe tooth pain: Try painkillers first, but if the pain continues or worsens, you should
see the dentist
Severe bleeding: Rinse your mouth to try to stem the bleeding until you can be seen
Pain in the jaw or mouth: Painkillers should be the first line of defense, but if the pain
continues or worsens, seek treatment
Lost crowns or fillings which have exposed the nerve, causing pain: Save the crown or
filling and apply a little clove oil to the exposed tooth to ease the pain. If you have lost the
crown or filling, dental cement can seal the tooth until you can be seen by the dentist
Infections or abscesses: Rinse your mouth with warm salt water and take anti-
inflammatory painkillers until you can be seen
Pain, swelling, or bleeding following routine treatment: Contact the dentist if the issues
continue or worsen or you have any other symptoms
Any issue that requires emergency treatment to save a tooth: Contact the emergency
dentist as soon as possible
What are the causes of such dental emergencies?
Dislodged or damaged teeth coupled with pain and swelling may arise following a sports injury,
car accident, or other physical trauma. In the event of swollen gums and related pain, this may be
due to untreated tooth decay or gum disease.
Can they be treated at a dentist office near me?
Yes - we offer amazing emergency dentistry and are the most accommodating dentist Alexandria
has. We have a Russian speaking dentist who can provide emergency dental care so you can rest
assured you are in good hands.
How can I find an emergency dentist near me?
In the event of a dental emergency, we will aim to treat you as quickly as possible. Our office
number is 703-417-9622; option 3 will connect you with the dentist's cell phone after hours.
Keep this number handy for future emergencies. And if you need a dentist open on Saturday, we
will be there for you!Have any more questions? Contact our office to learn more about our emergency dentistry