Emergency Dentistry

Dental Town DC

Cosmetic Dentists & General Dentists located in Washington, DC

A dental emergency is a stressful and anxiety-provoking experience, which is why you want to make sure you have a good emergency dentist on call. Samira Shenasi, DDS, and the team of dental experts at Dental Town DC provide exceptional emergency services for their patients in Washington, DC. Call the office or book a visit online to learn more about how Dental Town DC can help you when an emergency occurs.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is dental care for situations that require immediate attention. Whether you’ve been in an automobile or sports accident, or simply bit down awkwardly on a hard piece of food, dental emergencies can happen when you least expect them. 

Getting good care within 30 minutes of your emergency could make the difference in your dentist’s ability to save your tooth.

Dr. Shenasi and her team of professionals at Dental Town DC are not only highly skilled and compassionate dentists, but they’re also particularly adept at working in emergency situations, which require a cool, calm, and collected demeanor. 

The practice also offers same-day and weekend appointments so you can get the care you need when you need it the most.

What are some examples of dental emergencies?

Dental emergencies can take on a variety of forms, but some of the more common instances include:

  • Broken, cracked, or chipped tooth
  • Tooth that’s knocked out entirely
  • Tear or laceration on your lips, cheeks, gums, or tongue
  • An abscess
  • Severe toothache

If you’re suffering from a different condition and you’re not sure whether it’s a dental emergency, call the office at Dental Town DC to be safe.

Their friendly staff can discuss your situation with you and determine whether or not you need emergency care. When it comes to the health and safety of your smile, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

What should I do in the case of a dental emergency?

If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, call Dental Town DC immediately or get to the office as soon as possible. The skilled dentists and staff will provide you with the treatment you need to rehabilitate and restore your smile.

If you’ve knocked out your tooth, there are a few things that you should do before you come to Dental Town DC. First, locate your knocked-out tooth, then rinse it and your mouth with lukewarm water. 

When you’re holding your knocked-out tooth, only ever touch it by the crown (the part that sticks up out of your gum line). Make sure to never touch your tooth by the roots, as it could dry the roots out.

Next, try to reinsert your tooth into your empty socket. If you can get it back in, gently bite down until Dr. Shenasi or one of her team members is able to see you. 

If you’re unable to get the tooth back in its socket, you can keep it moist by holding it in the side of your cheek or keeping it in a glass full of milk or saliva.

To learn more about how Dental Town DC can help you with your dental emergency, schedule a visit today by calling the friendly office or booking an appointment online.