Contact Loudoun Dental Associates if you are experiencing a dental emergency in Dulles.
Fell, and knocked out a tooth?
Suffering from severe dental pain?
Bit your tongue, and now it won’t stop bleeding?
Any of these situations can induce immediate panic, especially if your child is the patient, but it’s important that you stay calm. Quick thinking, a phone call to Loudoun Dental Associates, and the ability to stay calm: These are the best ways in which you can respond to a dental emergency.
Loudoun Dental Associates offers same day appointments and convenient office hours for any dental emergencies you may have. Our entire staff is extensively trained and can quickly provide emergency dental services. Here’s a guideline on how to handle common dental emergencies.
What to do in the case of a dental emergency:
Call Loudoun Dental Associates (LDA) as soon as you feel discomfort or pain. (703) 542-7600. Be sure to rinse the mouth with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss to remove any food caught between the teeth.
For objects stuck in the mouth, try to gently remove with floss but do not try to remove it with sharp or pointed instruments.
Chipped or cracked tooth
If the tooth was broken or chipped, wrap the broken tooth in wet gauze or a wet towel. Rinse your mouth with warm water and apply ice to the side of your face where the tooth is damaged. Schedule an emergency visit with LDA immediately and bring the tooth (in the wet gauze) with you to your appointment.
Loosened or knocked-out tooth
If your tooth becomes loose call LDA immediately. For a knocked-out tooth, try the following actions:
- Gently insert the lost tooth back in the gum by holding the tooth by the top of the crown. Be sure not to touch the root or your gum. If the tooth has become dirty, gently rinse it but do not wash or touch any gum or tissue.
- If you can’t place it back into the gum, hold the tooth under your tongue or between your cheek and gum, and schedule an emergency dental visit with Loudoun Dental Associates.
- For a knocked-out tooth keep it moist, place it in between your cheek and gums or in milk. Be sure to schedule an emergency visit with LDA or an Emergency Room depending on the severity of your injury.
Bitten Tongue or Lip
Clean the area with a wet cloth, rinse with warm water and place ice on you’re the injured area to reduce swelling. If the bleeding persists, go contact LDA immediately or visit your closest emergency center.
Apply ice or a cold compress to your face. Go to your emergency center immediately.
When you have a dental emergency, it’s important to visit your dentist or an emergency room as soon as possible.
Dental emergencies can be avoided by taking simple precautions, such as wearing a mouthguard during sports activities to prevent teeth from breaking or being knocked out, and avoiding hard foods that may crack or break your teeth.
Loudoun Dental Associates Emergency Services
24565 Dulles Landing Drive Suite 190
Dulles, VA 20166
Loudoun Dental Associates offers convenient and flexible office hours to help you deal with any dental emergency that may arise, but in the meantime — before, or if you can’t get to our office in Dulles, there are measures you can take. Pain reliever can be administered in the correct dosage; cold compresses can be applied to reduce swelling. A speedy and appropriate response to a dental emergency could mean the difference between a simple and easy fix… or unnecessary damage and costly dental restoration.
If you have a dental emergency, contact us now at (703) 621-4751.