Tyson's Dental Design Center
Dentists & Periodontists located in Vienna, VA
A lost crown, knocked out tooth, broken tooth, and severe toothaches are common dental emergencies. If you experience one of them, the team of dentists at Tysons Dental Design Center in Vienna, Virginia, makes themselves available to you so you can rest assured they’ll do everything possible to calm your pain and potentially save your tooth. The dental team also serves the communities of Reston, Potomac Falls, Herndon, and Oak Hill. If you need emergency dentistry services, call the office or book your appointment online.
Emergency Dentistry Q & A
What is emergency dentistry?
A dental emergency can happen at any given time. Some people are unsure if they’re experiencing a dental emergency, so if you feel that way, call Tysons Dental Design Center, and the team will answer all your questions. Common dental emergencies seen include:
- A broken or chipped tooth
- Lost crown or filling
- A knocked out tooth
- Severe tooth pain
- Tooth infections
- Uncontrollable bleeding in your mouth
- Dental trauma
Tysons Dental Design Center offers same-day emergency dentistry treatments to help you get relief from bleeding, pain, or severe swelling. Right as you experience a dental emergency, it’s important you call for an appointment.
What do I do if my tooth is knocked out?
If your tooth gets knocked out, it’s important to act quickly, within 30 minutes, and get to Tysons Dental Design Center.
The American Association of Endodontists recommends the following tooth-saving steps beginning with picking up the knocked out tooth by the chewing surface and not the root. If your tooth falls and gets dirty, only use water to rinse off dirt without scrubbing or drying the tooth.
The next step is to try and put your tooth into its socket by holding your tooth where it should be in your mouth and gently biting down. If this isn’t possible, keep your tooth moist in your mouth or put it in milk. This is important as the cells from your tooth’s root can’t tolerate tap water.
How can I tell I have a tooth infection?
A tooth infection can cause many problems including losing your tooth. According to the American Dental Association, most tooth infections are a result of tooth decay or a cracked tooth.
Symptoms of a tooth infection that require emergency dentistry at Tysons Dental Design Center include:
- Difficulty swallowing
- Cheek or face swelling
- Foul-smelling breath
- Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
- Tender, swollen lymph nodes
- Severe toothache radiating your jaw bone
The bacterial infection can cause a pocket of pus, known as a tooth abscess. If left untreated, it can lead to serious medical complications.
If you believe you’re experiencing a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to call the team at Tysons Dental Design Center today or book your appointment online.
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