Emergency Dentistry

At Galleria Dental Arts, we understand that dental emergencies can happen when you least expect them. That’s why we offer emergency dental services to provide immediate care and relief for our patients in Manassas VA, and the surrounding areas. Our dedicated team of professionals is here to address your dental emergencies with compassion and expertise.

Reasons for Needing an Emergency Dental Visit:

According to the American Dental Association, sports injuries are the leading cause of adult tooth damage every year. Whether it’s a competitive game or a friendly backyard match, accidents can happen, leading to tooth damage or avulsion (knocking out a tooth). Even car accidents can result in tooth injuries. If you experience a dental emergency due to sports injuries or car accidents, call us at 703-368-9777 for immediate assistance.

Severe Toothaches and Infections:

If you’re experiencing a severe toothache in Manassas, Virginia, our emergency dental services can provide you with the relief you need. Toothaches can occur due to various reasons, including advanced cavities, gum disease, or tooth infections. Our dental team will examine your teeth to determine the cause of the pain and recommend appropriate treatment, which may include root canal therapy to alleviate the discomfort and save your tooth.

Handling Dental Trauma:

When a tooth has been knocked out or broken, prompt action is essential. If your tooth is knocked out, try to locate it, rinse it gently under warm water (without scrubbing), and place it in a cup of milk. It’s crucial to contact us immediately or visit our emergency dental office in order to increase the chances of saving the tooth. We will assess the situation and discuss options for tooth replacement, such as dentures, dental bridges, or dental implants.

Relieving Dental Pain and Discomfort:

While waiting for your emergency dental appointment, there are steps you can take to ease dental pain. Applying a cold compress or ice pack to the affected area can help reduce swelling. Additionally, over-the-counter pain medication can provide temporary relief. Our team will evaluate your condition and provide appropriate pain management strategies to ensure your comfort throughout the treatment process.

Preventing Dental Emergencies:

While dental emergencies can be unpredictable, there are measures you can take to minimize the risk. Regular dental check-ups, routine cleanings, and maintaining good oral hygiene practices are essential in preventing dental issues that may lead to emergencies. Our team at Galleria Dental Arts is dedicated to helping you maintain optimal oral health and preventing dental emergencies whenever possible.

Emergency Dental FAQ:

  • If my child’s permanent tooth is knocked out, what should I do?
    If your child’s permanent tooth is knocked out, find the tooth and rinse it gently in cool water (without soap). Replace the tooth in the socket if possible, or place it in cold milk, saliva, or water and seek immediate dental attention.
  • What should I do if my child’s baby tooth is knocked out?
    Contact our emergency dental office as soon as possible, as baby teeth should not be replanted due to the potential for damaging the developing permanent tooth.
  • What if a tooth is chipped or fractured?
    If a tooth is chipped or fractured, contact your dentist immediately. Quick action can save the tooth and minimize the need for extensive dental treatment. Rinse the mouth with water and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling.
  • What if my child has a toothache?
    Call our office immediately. Over-the-counter children’s pain medication, applied according to weight and age, may help ease the symptoms. Applying a cold compress to the affected area can also provide relief.

Don’t let a dental emergency disrupt your life. If you experience a dental emergency, contact us at 703-368-9777 for immediate assistance. Our emergency dental services are here to provide you with prompt and effective care when you need it the most. Trust the experienced professionals at Galleria Dental Arts to handle your dental emergencies with compassion, skill, and efficiency.

Definition of Dental Emergency Terminology

Abscess: A dental abscess is a pocket of pus that forms in the tooth root from a bacterial infection.

Facial Cellulitis: Facial cellulitis is a condition in which an infection from an abscess or plaque in the teeth causes pain and spreads throughout the face.

Impacted Wisdom Tooth: An impacted wisdom tooth is a tooth that does not erupt from the gums properly that can cause pain and become infected without professional extraction.

Irreversible Pulpitis: Irreversible pulpitis is when the pain in the tooth occurs spontaneously or continues to hurt after the patient removes the hot/cold substance that was causing pain. Normal pulpitis will cease hurting directly after removing what is causing the pain.

Lateral Luxation: Lateral luxation is the displacement of a tooth that moves it in the wrong direction while it is still attached to the gums.

Pericoronitis: Pericoronitis is the inflammation of soft tissues surrounding a tooth that does not fully erupt from the gums and causes pain.

Tooth Avulsion: Tooth avulsion is when the tooth completely displaces from the socket due to an accident or other health issues. We can replant the tooth if the patient seeks immediate care.

Tooth Fracture: A tooth fracture can result from multiple sources including an accidental elbow to the face during a sports game, biting on something really hard, falling face first and more.

Our Services

Sunbit Financing

How can we help your smile?

Book your consultation Today

Still have questions?

If you have questions about Galleria Dental Arts, get in touch with our friendly team today at (703) 368-9777.