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Emergency Dental Care

Advantage Dental Care

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Springfield, VA

A dental injury or disease can happen unexpectedly, causing a situation where you require emergency dental care. Instead of visiting the hospital emergency room, it’s good to have a dentist you trust for emergency dental care. Advantage Dental Care in Springfield, Virginia, has emergency dentistry services in state-of-the-art dental facilities that are open late with convenient hours. For quality emergency dental care, call Advantage Dental Care or schedule an appointment online today.

Emergency Dental Care Q & A

What is emergency dental care?

While most dental needs don’t require immediate attention and are planned in advance, there are times when an injury or disease occurs that requires emergency dental care to relieve pain or prevent more serious damage. Emergency dental care helps you minimize damages and decrease the need for more expensive dental procedures in the future.

What situations might require emergency dental care?

Thankfully, most dental needs can be scheduled in advance, but there are common situations which might require emergency dental care, such as:

  • Severe and persistent toothaches
  • Cracked or chipped teeth
  • Tooth knocked out from injury
  • Tooth partially dislodged due to injury
  • Soft tissue injuries with excessive bleeding
  • Oral infections with severe swelling or bleeding

In addition, you may need immediate dental care if you have braces, dental implants, or other dental equipment installed in your mouth that becomes loose or damaged due to trauma or injury. 

How can I tell if I need emergency dentistry?

It can be difficult to know if a situation warrants immediate care or if it can wait for a scheduled appointment.

For example, if you notice a potential cavity in your tooth or your gums bleed a bit when you brush over the weekend, you can wait until the practice is open to schedule a regular appointment. If you chip a tooth, it’s concerning, but most of the time a small chip in a tooth can wait for a regular appointment. 

On the other hand, a large chip that occurs from injury or trauma may need immediate care to avoid further damage to your teeth and soft tissues. If you have a dental implant or crown that’s partially dislodged from your mouth, you probably need immediate attention to prevent further damage. 

If you’re unsure if your dental situation requires immediate care, it’s better to err on the side of caution and seek professional advice. Advantage Dental Care is committed to providing emergency dental care to patients in need, relieving pain, and helping you avoid further oral complications.

To learn more about emergency dentistry services, go online or call to schedule an appointment today and let the team at Advantage Dental Care take care of your smile, tooth by tooth.