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Emergency Dentist in Midlothian

Emergency dental care in Midlothian, VA

No one should suffer through an excruciating toothache, and this is why the doctors at Expressions Dental Care are available to assist if you have a dental emergency. When your pain becomes too much to handle, give us a call, and we'll make sure we see you in our office as soon as possible.

No matter why you may require emergency dental care in Midlothian, you can rest assured that we provide you with gentle dental care. Our doctors will put you at ease and provide sedation dentistry if necessary.

What are some of the most common dental emergencies?

Dental emergencies are those situations that require immediate attention from a dentist, especially if you find yourself in pain.

Some examples of frequently experienced dental emergencies include:

  • Toothaches or tooth pain
  • Infections or abscesses
  • Chipped, broken, or cracked teeth
  • Deep cuts inside the mouth
  • Swollen and tender gums
  • Sores that are slow to heal
  • Broken or lost crown, bridge, onlay, veneer, denture, or dental implant
  • A tooth which has been knocked out
  • A tooth that has become loose
  • Denture sores

What to do in a dental emergency?

From knocked out and broken teeth to excruciating toothaches, it's impossible to stop dental injuries from occurring. However, you can help ease the pain and prevent additional damage until you get to our office.

Whether your tooth is infected or broken, your first feelings might be one of panic. Try to remain calm and call our office straight away. Don't wait for the dental infection because it can lead to tooth loss and spread to other areas of your body, not to mention that you will continue to be in excruciating pain.

If your tooth has been knocked out, make sure you act quickly because the best chance of saving your tooth is within the first hour of the injury. Call our office right away and try to replace the tooth in its socket back if possible. If you can't do that, transport the tooth in a cup filled with milk because it will help keep the cells alive.

In case one of your teeth is broken, try to gather as many pieces as you can so our doctors can determine the best course of action for restoring your tooth. Even if your tooth is only slightly chipped, you should still contact us to be seen as quickly as possible because small chips can irritate or injure your comments and soft tissue.

Emergency Dental Care FAQ

What to do if I knock a tooth out?

First, do your best to find the tooth and push it gently back into the socket yourself if it is clean. Make sure the tooth is facing the right way, and give us a call as soon as possible. Ideally, you should get to see us within 60 minutes for the best chances of saving your tooth. Don't try to clean your tooth with disinfectant or water, and don't allow it to dry out. If the tooth is not clean, don't put it in your mouth, butin a container of milk instead and bring it with you to the office.

What to do if I have a toothache?

There are many causes of toothache, with the most common of them being tooth decay, a cracked or damaged tooth, an infection, or a dental abscess.

If you're experiencing a toothache, it's important to book an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible, but there are also some things that you can do to ease your pain while you wait for your appointment.

You can take pain killers such as ibuprofen or paracetamol and try rinsing your mouth with saltwater. You can also use a pain-relieving gel and only eat soft foods such as yogurt to avoid chewing with the sore tooth. Try to avoid eating sweet, very hot or very cold foods and avoid smoking because it can worsen some dental problems.

If you experience a severe toothache or you have damaged your teeth badly, call us immediately to request an emergency care visit. We may also need to give you special instructions over the phone, depending on the type of emergency you have, to increase your chances of saving a damaged tooth.

J. Han Dental Design offers emergency dental care near Richmond for patients of all ages. If you're experiencing any kind of emergency, call the office today, and we'll typically be able to book you in on the same day.

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Any issues that require immediate or prompt attention from an emergency dentist, especially those that are painful, are considered dental emergencies.

Please call immediately to request an emergency care visit if you experience a severe toothache, badly damage your teeth, or have another urgent dental problem. Depending on your emergency, we may give you special instructions to help ease your tooth pain or increase your chance to save a knocked-out tooth. Please let us do everything we can for you.

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