Dental Emergencies


What is a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is any situation that poses an immediate threat to the health of your teeth and supporting tissues. Dental emergencies are often the result of impact to the mouth, but they also can be caused by infection. To ensure the best possible outcome, any dental emergency should be evaluated by a professional immediately.


How soon can I be seen?

We offer same-day emergency services for most conditions: Monday-Friday 8-4 PM.


After Hours Emergencies:

For severe dental emergencies after hours, such as significant infection, pain, trauma or lost teeth, please call our emergency number: 703-570-7870


What to do if a tooth is knocked out:

If a tooth is knocked out, place in milk or under the tongue where it is bathed in antibodies from the saliva.


Other Emergency Dental Situations:

- Substantial Toothache

- Significant Sensitivity

- Swollen or Sore Gums

- Jaw Pain

- Infection

- Broken, Cracked and Chipped Teeth

- Broken Fillings

- Lost Crown


Do not use home remedies. Some emergencies NEED the hospital! Go to the E.R.


We are here to help. We urge you to call us at the first sign of a dental emergency!