If you slip and fall and knock out a tooth or perhaps you chip a tooth while playing sports, it is essential to look for the assistance of an emergency dentist quickly. The quicker you receive treatment, the easier it is to avoid an infection or even further damage. The team at PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Sterling, Virginia, specializes in emergency dentistry and offers same day appointments. When you or a loved one needs dental care fast, call the office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kourosh Kianpour, DDS, or Dr. Mojgan Partovi, DDS, or walk in during normal business hours.
Emergency Dentist Q & A
What is an emergency dentist?
Emergency dentistry provides quick treatment that is effective to limit the pain and prevent infection. Whenever you can, emergency dentistry also works to protect your natural and permanent teeth.
What type treatment can an emergency dentist provide?
If a dental emergency occurs, what should I do?
When you or a loved one experiences a dental emergency, it is vital to act as quickly as possible. Making it to the PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry offices within an hour of your accident could mean the difference between saving or losing a tooth.
For instance, in case you chip or knock out a tooth, carefully pick up the tooth and rinse it with cool tap water to clear away any dirt, debris, or bacteria. Next, place the tooth in a cup of milk or even tuck it in your cheek , and call the office immediately. The team allows for same day appointments, so they will make sure to get you in. If you have a swollen or bleeding gum or lip, they may also recommend placing gauze on the affected area or even using an ice pack to limit swelling until you arrive.
Can an emergency dentist help prevent future injuries?
Even though there is no way to prevent the need for an emergency dentist entirely, you are able to reduce the risk of getting injured. For instance, in case you play contact sports or even enjoy riding your skateboard or bike, you must wear a mouthguard. In the same vein, if you grind your teeth or clench your jaws during sleep, you might want to think about wearing a nightguard.
A night guard will help prevent oral abscesses and toothaches, the staff recommends practicing good oral hygiene. Brush and floss every single day and visit the dentist for professional cleaning once every 6 months.
If you have a dental emergency, call our office at PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry instantly or walk in during normal business hours.