Your dental health is important, and our patients’ safety is our top priority. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and all CDC guidelines very closely.
A dental emergency can cause you stress if you don’t know where to find help, and severe tooth pain is not fun. You will frantically ask, “Where can I find an emergency dental office near me that takes new patients?” Rest assured that our skilled dentists see new, as well as existing patients.
Where Can I Find an Emergency Dental Office Near Me?
During office hours, dentists at Taheri Dental Group see emergency patients as quickly as possible. Our objective is to diagnose your issue, treat the symptoms, and ensure the issue does not return. While our dental professionals are not emergency dentists, they can provide emergency services during normal business hours. We do not want dental emergencies to ruin our patient’s day; we can get you in quickly so you can get relief and get on with your day. Call an emergency dental office to request your appointment during our regular office hours. If your emergency is severe, don’t hesitate to contact emergency dentists in Northern Virginia.
What Is Urgent Dental Care?
Urgent dental care is care needed to relieve pain, save a tooth, or stop an infection from spreading. Normally, emergency dentists can provide treatment for accidental injuries, lost restorations, and common dental problems, including:
- Dental infections
- Toothache pain
- Lost restorations
- Chipped or fractured teeth
- Injuries from orthodontic appliances
- Wisdom teeth pain management
If you have an issue, such as a traumatic jaw injury that needs after hours emergency dental care, call 911, or visit the nearest hospital emergency room to speak with emergency dentists.
What Are Emergency Dental Services?
Emergency dentists in Northern Virginia consider the following conditions emergencies. If you are unsure about whether you are experiencing a dental emergency, call our office and tell us your symptoms.
Broken or Fractured Teeth
You should have one of our dentists assess the damage if you have broken or fractured a tooth, even if you only feel minor discomfort. Treatment can prevent further structural damage to the tooth. If the break is severe and cannot wait, contact trained emergency dentists.
It’s possible that local emergency dentists can save your tooth if you rinse it off and put it back in the socket. If you cannot put the tooth back into the socket, put it in a glass of milk. Never hold a knocked out tooth by the roots; you might destroy any chance your dentist has of saving the natural tooth. Call us as immediately, and we will do our best to get you in as soon as possible.
Severe Toothache Pain or Pressure
Severe toothaches and pressure can come from abscessed teeth, impacted wisdom teeth, and cavities that have reached the pulp. Don’t suffer needlessly, contact our office for emergency dental care.
Minor tooth sensitivity isn’t an emergency; however, acute tooth sensitivity that came on suddenly is an emergency. You may have fractured a tooth and not realized that you had done so.
Dental Decay (Cavities)
Dental decay (cavities) is very painful when it reaches the inside of your teeth. Our dentist can decide the best way to save your tooth.
An abscessed tooth demands attention, not only for pain relief, but also to keep the infection from reaching other teeth. A local emergency dentist will do his or her best to save the tooth for you.
Lost or Loose Fillings
Lost or loose fillings need to be replaced in order to keep food from getting into the cavity, where it is difficult to remove.
Broken Crowns or Lost Restorations
When you have a broken crown or lost restoration, you will find the tooth underneath is sensitive to air. Call our office to have one of our dentists repair or replace the restoration quickly, especially since the tooth is vulnerable to damage in its altered state.
Orthodontic Pain or Injuries
Orthodontic pain or injuries are fairly common among individuals who wear metal braces. A loose bracket or protruding wire can cause pain or injuries that need prompt attention.
Tooth Enamel Worn by Teeth Grinding
If you have painful tooth enamel worn by tooth grinding, let one of our dentists fit you with a night guard to stop further damage to your teeth.
The combination of a toothache and sinus pressure could signal a dental infection or impacted wisdom teeth. This can be one of the more serious emergencies, so if you cannot wait until our normal office hours, please contact one of our emergency dentists at Taheri Dental Group.
What If I Have a Condition That Seems More Critical?
If you have any of the symptoms below, go to your local hospital, contact an emergency dentist, or call 911 for after hours emergency dental care:
- An inability to swallow
- Severe swelling of your mouth or face
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Traumatic jaw injuries
If you can wait to be seen by one of our dentists during regular business hours, call our office and one of our staff members will call you back when we return to our office. Otherwise, seek 24hr emergency dental services from emergency dentists at an urgent care clinic or a hospital emergency room at once.
Is Emergency Dental Care Near Me Expensive?
It’s natural to worry about the unexpected cost you will incur when you search for, “emergency dental care near me.” We try to keep our fees affordable without affecting the quality of the emergency dental care we provide. Our office accepts major credit cards and we work with many dental plans. Financing plans are also available. We do our best to make sure that you can afford to get the care that you need.
Can you help me find an affordable after hours emergency dental office?
If your emergency cannot wait for our office to open, we suggest that you call 911 or visit an urgent care clinic or a hospital for 24hr dental care for dental emergencies. If your emergency can wait for affordable emergency treatment at our office during operating hours, contact us.