Emergency Dental Care FAQ
What should I do if I knock one of my teeth out?
Grab the tooth by the white part, careful not to touch the root, and if place it firmly back into the socket. If you can't do that or if the tooth is dirty, you should try to keep it in some milk until you can get to an emergency dentist in Fairfax.
If you knocked your tooth out, it is essential to give us a call as soon as possible because the tooth has better chances of survival if you get dental attention in the first 30 minutes.
What should I do if my face is swollen?
If your face is swollen, this may be an indication that you have an infection. This is a dental emergency, so you should book an appointment as soon as possible because you may need antibiotics to relieve the symptoms of the infection. To minimize the infection until you get to us, you may try to use some ice on the area.
How can I treat pain as I wait for my appointment?
Before you get to our office for emergency dental care, you should try to reduce any swelling or pain by placing an ice pack on a cold compress to the area where you feel the most pain.
What should I do if I have a fractured or chipped tooth?
First, call our emergency dentist near Fairfax immediately because time is of the essence in this situation. Next, rinse your mouth and use an icepack in order to reduce some of the swelling. If possible, look for the broken tooth fragments and take them to the dentist in a glass of milk.
If you have a very slightly chipped tooth that doesn't cause you any pain, that is not classified as a dental emergency, so you should give us a call and book your regular appointment.
You can rest assured that your emergency care will be comfortable. We provide gentle care, patient amenities, and sedation dentistry.
If you are in pain or experience any other kind of dental emergency, don't hesitate to give us a call and book an emergency appointment with one of the doctors at Expressions Dental Care.