Emergency Dentist in Reston, VA

Get urgent dental care in Reston, VA

Dental emergencies can happen at any time, so if you're looking for an emergency dentist in Reston, VA, you've come to the right place. At Expressions Dental Care, we provide emergency dental services for pain, injuries and discomfort that can't wait until you can get a regular appointment.

Whether it's an excruciating toothache or a knocked-out tooth, we are here for you no matter the situation that is causing you pain. Some of the situations that you may find yourself in include wisdom teeth pain, toothaches, severe decay that results in pain, or an accident that resulted in a knocked-out tooth.

You can rest assured that your emergency care will be comfortable. We provide gentle care, patient amenities, and sedation dentistry.

When should you visit an emergency dentist?

AMany patients avoid contacting us in an emergency because they believe they can wait until they can get a regular appointment. Most of the time, this happens because they don't want to inconvenience the team at night or during the weekend.

However, it's important to remember that in some cases, you shouldn't delay seeking dental care no matter the hour. If you're in pain or have suffered an accident that damaged one or more of your teeth, don't put off calling us.

Some of the most common emergencies that require immediate checkup and treatment include the following:

  • 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

If you chipped a tooth, but you're not experiencing any kind of pain, this is not typically classed as a dental emergency, but you should still give us a call to make an appointment as soon as possible. When you call, we can also offer you advice on how to take care of your chipped tooth before you get seen by a doctor.

Emergency Dental Care FAQ

What to do if one of your teeth has been knocked out?

You can usually save a knocked-out adult tooth by putting it back in its socket if it's clean or placing it in a container with milk before seeing your dentist. If the tooth is clean, try to put it back by holding it by the white bit, trying not to touch the root.

If the tooth is dirty, give it a quick rinse in cold running water but make sure you only do it for less than 10 seconds. If you can't put the tooth back, put it in milk, or if you don't have it at hand, place it in a container and put it in saliva by spitting into the container.

What can I do if I have a dental abscess?

Dental abscesses are generally caused by bacterial infections, and they may cause you a lot of pain. Don't delay calling your dentist if you have a dental abscess because the pain won't go away until your doctor drains the abscess. It's also important to get immediate medical attention so your doctor can keep an eye on any infection that may have caused the abscess.

What should I do if I'm experiencing swelling?

Sometimes infected teeth may cause swelling, and if you notice that your gums, jaw, or cheeks have become swollen, it's important to visit an emergency dentist in Reston right away. To reduce swelling temporarily before your appointment, try to use a cold compress on an icepack on the inflamed area. Over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen or paracetamol may also help you reduce the swelling.

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.

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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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