In the event of a dental emergency, call Dr. Matthew Gerald’s dental office at (703) 721-4796. Dr. Gerald is an emergency dentist in Vienna, VA. He serves new and existing patients from Oakton, Fairfax, Falls Church, and Northern Virginia. Emergency dentistry is a general dental service that helps prevent patients from needing extensive dental work down the line. We can help save teeth, repair broken restorations, and treat infections for patients with our immediate oral health services.
Types of Dental Emergencies
Common emergencies that we can treat in our Vienna dental office include:
Severe Tooth Pain
Toothaches may be caused by a dental infection, cavities, or a tooth abscess. Call our dental office immediately if you have sudden and/or severe tooth pain. We can also monitor patients who experience minor tooth sensitivity and pain at regular appointments to ensure that they do not develop severe oral health issues later on.
Lost or Knocked-Out Teeth
If you have just lost a tooth, try to locate the tooth and hold it by the crown. Rinse the tooth in cold water and transport it to us in a cup of cold milk to keep it moist. We may be able to reattach the tooth if we receive it promptly. However, we can also provide single dental implants, bridges, or dentures if the tooth cannot be reattached. These dental prosthetics improve the health, look, and function, of the teeth. They also blend in with natural teeth.
Some patients with gingivitis, or gum inflammation, have gums that bleed when they brush or floss their teeth. Although this is not a dental emergency, patients that experience severe bleeding need immediate care. Keep note of any excessive bleeding following a dental procedure. If your mouth is bleeding for multiple days after your treatment, call our office.
Broken Dental Restorations
Damaged or broken dental crowns, dental bridges, and dentures should be examined by a dental professional. Do not attempt to fix your broken dental restoration on your own. Call our office and we will determine if you need a new restoration. Our experienced dental team will create a custom treatment plan that matches your specific needs.
Objects Stuck Between Teeth
Gently floss between your teeth if there is a stuck object stuck there. If you cannot remove the object, contact our dental office. We do not recommend that patients use any other methods to try to free an object between their teeth, as this can damage the gums or enamel. Always contact a professional before using drastic measures to solve a dental problem.
Schedule a Dental Appointment Today
Even if you do not have a dental emergency, you can call our office if you require routine care at (703) 721-4796. You may also request a dental appointment with our professional team online. Please let our staff know if you have any questions about your current dental concerns. They will let you know if you need to come into our office for immediate treatment or if you can come in at another scheduled time.