Emergency Dentistry in Ashburn
If you are in pain, call us right away at 571-919-6773.
Dr. Aman Sabharwal is always ready to see patients with dental emergencies. Family Dentistry & Implant Center is here to help the people of Ashburn, VA, with any dental emergencies, regardless of whether they’ve been a patient before or not.
You never know ahead of time when you or someone in your family will chip a tooth, or have an accident that knocks out a tooth. But you can be prepared to take the proper steps for handling an emergency when one comes up. Knowing in advance what to do will help you overcome any panic.
Getting treatment as soon as possible is important when a tooth gets knocked out. Replacing the tooth within 30 minutes will greatly increase the chances of saving it.
If the tooth is still in your mouth, partially attached, leave it in there. That’s the best place for it to be until you can get to the dentist. If the tooth is completely knocked out, follow these steps:
Handle the tooth carefully. Pick the tooth up by the enamel—you want to avoid touching the root end with your fingers.
Rinse with clean water. If the tooth has dirt on it, carefully wash it with clean water. DO NOT use soap to clean the tooth, just rinse the dirt off. DO NOT dry the tooth with anything.
Replace tooth in its socket if possible. If you can push the tooth back into its socket, do so. This is the best place for your tooth to be until you get to the dentist.
Keep tooth moist. Cover the tooth with milk or use a dental preservation kit available at any pharmacy. Or place the tooth in your mouth next to your cheek.
Call us right away and come in immediately! Come see Dr. Sabharwal within 30 minutes, or as soon as you can get here. Call us at 571-919-6773 so we can be prepared to assist you right away when you arrive.
After office hours, go to an emergency room. Most other dental emergencies can wait until the next day when our office is open, but for traumatic injuries that knock a tooth out or push it out of place, go to the emergency room for treatment if the emergency occurs outside of our normal office hours.
Chipped or Broken Teeth
If you have bleeding, you can apply pressure to the area using gauze to help stop the bleeding. To help with swelling and pain, apply a cold pack to your cheek or lip over the affected area. Call our office at 571-919-6773 and come in for emergency treatment.
Toothaches can be caused by a number of different dental problems. When you have severe tooth pain, the best thing to do is contact us right away so Dr. Sabharwal can examine your teeth and diagnose the cause of your pain.
Remember, being prepared for an emergency will help you take the right actions when an emergency happens. Keep our office number handy and call us at 571-919-6773 whenever you need emergency dental treatment.