Despite the most diligent oral hygiene and routine dental care, dental emergencies can occur- and often at the most inconvenient of times. Ridgetop Dental makes every effort to see both current and new patients the same day for a dental emergency:
- Broken teeth
- Failing Bridge or Crowns
- Abscess and swelling
- Chipped front tooth or teeth
- Mouth/jaw pain that prevents you from sleeping
- Wisdom teeth pain
- Root abscess
- TMJ pain or Lock jaw
- Broken Dentures
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, contact us at (571) 313-7010 as soon as possible for instructions on how best to proceed and minimize further damage.
Dr. Datta Malyavantham and his associates in our Sterling and Reston dentist offices provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for both common and complex dental emergencies. We offer flexible office hours Monday through Friday and have an answering service that will contact our dentist on call when the office is closed. Some of our unique dental service offerings include:
- Same Day Appointments
- Same Day Pain Relief
- A Doctor On Call 24/7
- Emergencies Seen Promptly
Wonderful experience! Couldn’t be happier with my visit. Friendly staff, professional and gentle with the work that was done. I was able to get an appointment for emergency dental work the same day! Highly recommended …… Coming from someone who has avoided the dentist for years. Chad K.
Tips for Common Dental Emergencies
It is always best to call our office for advice, but there are a few things you can do immediately at home to relieve pain and minimize damage.
A toothache can indicate a range of possible dental concerns. If you are suffering with sudden tooth pain, contact our office and we will schedule a visit if necessary. An over the counter pain medication such as ibuprofen may help to ease the pain. DO NOT apply anything directly to the affected tooth surface.
Object Caught In Teeth
In the event of food particles or an object lodged between teeth, gently use dental floss to try and remove it. NEVER use a sharp object or anything other than dental floss to avoid damaging the teeth or gums. If you are unable to remove the object, call our office for advice on how to proceed.
If a child has a very loose primary (baby) tooth, gently remove it to avoid inhaling or swallowing the tooth. If an older child has a loose permanent tooth as a result of an accident, contact our office immediately for instruction on how to proceed.
Knocked Out Tooth
If a tooth is accidentally knocked out, contact us immediately for advice on how to proceed and possibly save the tooth. Pick up the tooth by the crown (top of the tooth), rinse with warm water and place in a clean container of milk.
Broken, Chipped or Fractured Tooth
In the event of tooth damage, contact our Northern Virginia dentist office immediately for instruction on how to proceed. If possible, locate and save the tooth fragment. Rinse the mouth with warm water and use a cold compress as needed for pain.