Having to visit the emergency room is never enjoyable, especially if you have an accidental lost tooth! Usually, you’re checked in and even though it’s an emergency and your tooth’s life is depending on action, nurses will direct you to the waiting room until they have time to assist you. ER’s usually have to stretch their time amongst hundreds of patients with a wide range of health issues, skipping over the specialty of dentistry. Your Tysons emergency dentist can provide you the immediate, attentive dental care you need when you’re faced with an unexpected dental accident.
You and your loved ones live active lives and that’s great for your mind, body, and overall health! But, with an active lifestyle comes accidents. And no matter how much we try to prevent them, they will eventually happen. Some are worse than others. It is important to know the proper actions to take to prevent major health care problems—and bills—down the road. Here are some common situations that constitute as a dental emergency:
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Lost or knocked out teeth
- Lost dental crowns
- Swelling gums (sign of infection)
- Bitten tongue or lip
- Broken jaws
If you ever find yourself or a loved one experiencing a medical emergency alongside a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to go to your nearest ER first if it is severe. In the instance, you’ve lost teeth due to a deep laceration, treat the cut first to avoid excessive bleeding. Give our office a call after all priority health concerns are cared for. We would be happy to explore different tooth replacement options with you.
It’s Better to See a Specialist
Only a dentist can perform dentistry. No, really. In most states, it’s illegal for anyone other than a dentist to pull a tooth, fill a cavity, or perform any restorative dental care. Finding an emergency room with a dentist on staff or on call is extremely rare so your chances of being referred to a dentist later are pretty high. Emergency doctors can help relieve the pain temporarily with medications, but as with any dental problem, if you leave the source untreated it will only get worse. You will still need to see a dentist to fix your smile.
We Have an Emergency Line!
Finally, you have access to an emergency dentist in Tysons Corner that is on call for you whenever you need us! We have several dentists within our Avanti Dentistry office that are highly skilled and ready to serve you with any dental emergency that might present itself. If you’re experiencing extreme pain, cracked a tooth, or lost several teeth within the Vienna, McLean, Arlington, or Fairfax area call our emergency dental line right away (703-725-6130) or contact our office! Your response time could be the difference between saving your natural smile and picking out prosthetic teeth. Avanti Dentistry is also easy to find and access since we’re located in the same building as a 24 hour Walmart and 24 Hour Fitness.