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Emergency Dentistry — Vienna, VA

Erasing Your Pain and Preserving Your Natural Smile!

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If you or a loved one has suffered a sudden dental injury, you can always count on the Aesthetic Dental Spa for urgent emergency care! When you call us, we’ll work quickly to make an appointment to see you as soon as possible—even that very same day if necessary—and our team will walk you through some basic first aid over the phone. When you reach our office, we’ll bring you straight back to a treatment room so that Dr. Naini can get to work relieving your pain and preserving your natural smile! Most of the time, it only takes one appointment to complete emergency treatment, but if we need to schedule a follow-up visit, we’ll be sure to eliminate your pain and do so!

Why Choose Aesthetic Dental Spa for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Same-Day Appointments Available
  • Advanced Technology for Precise Care
  • Friendly & Experienced Team

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

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The very last thing you should do during a dental emergency is panic—this will only make things more difficult to deal with! Instead, calm your mind, take a deep breath, and keep these three, easy-to-follow steps in mind:

  1. Schedule Your Appointment – Even if you aren’t sure about the seriousness of your emergency, don’t leave anything up to chance. You still might need to come in for a same-day visit, so don’t wait to give us a call and we’ll let you know when to head here.
  2. Attend Your Emergency Examination – Once you’re here, the first step is an emergency examination including capturing the necessary X-rays to quickly identify the source of the problem. One of our immediate priorities is getting you out of any immediate pain you’re feeling, so rest assured, we’ll also work quickly to tend to your needs.
  3. Receive the Urgent Care You Need – The best course of action will be decided by Dr. Naini, and it will be designed to eliminate any discomfort and get your smile back on track, whether this involves a filling, crown, or something else entirely!

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

No matter the nature of your emergency, you shouldn’t hesitate to contact Dr. Naini and her skilled team for assistance. Once you’ve described your symptoms over the phone, they’ll immediately begin to provide you with help until the moment you arrive at the office. Here are a few examples of some common dental emergencies, along with some tips you can use to keep your discomfort to a minimum in the meantime.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies 

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No two mouths are the same, which means no two dental emergencies are identical. That makes it impossible to place a single default price on an emergency dental visit, because cost can vary quite a bit from patient to patient. That said, if you have questions about your dental insurance coverage or covering the cost of your treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us. We accept all insurance plans and also offer additional financing with little to no interest!

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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The bottom line is that dental emergencies are impossible to completely avoid, but there are some preventive measures you can take to reduce your risk of experiencing one. Be sure to:

  • Wear a protective mouthguard while participating in contact sports or physical activities.
  • Don’t use your teeth to open packages or bottles, or to hold objects.
  • Avoid chewing on particularly hard and sticky items.
  • Keep up with your daily oral hygiene routine.
  • Visit your dentist every six months for routine preventive care.

Emergency Dentistry FAQs

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Dental emergencies often happen unexpectedly, and it can be difficult to know what to do when you find yourself in this situation. We’re here to help! Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we receive about dental emergencies in Vienna. If you don’t see the information that you’re looking for below, give us a call. We’d be happy to answer your questions and help you navigate your problem.

How should I sleep with tooth pain?

It can be difficult to get quality sleep when you’re dealing with a toothache. Until you can get to the dental office in the morning, keep your head elevated. This prevents blood from rushing to your head and intensifying your toothache. Additionally, take over-the-counter medication as directed, and avoid foods that are particularly acidic, cold, or hard right before bed. Cold compresses can also help to dull some discomfort.

What does throbbing tooth pain mean?

Throbbing tooth pain is likely a sign of an infection or inflammation within the tooth. Cavities or cracks inside the tooth allow air and bacteria to reach the sensitive inner area where the pulp lies. This results in irritation and potentially infection of pulp nerves, causing pain. It can also occur if decay is present. In other cases, throbbing teeth could be a result of chronic teeth grinding and clenching.

Should knocked-out teeth be placed in water?

Water can be used to rinse a knocked-out tooth, but the tooth should not be placed in water. This is because water can damage the root surface cells of teeth, reducing the chances of it being able to be placed into the socket. Instead, do your best to place it back into the open socket yourself. If you’re unable to do so, you can keep it in your cheek or a container of milk, saliva, or saline solution. Ideally, you should receive treatment within an hour for the best chance of saving your tooth.

Can I pop a dental abscess on my own?

You should never try to pop a dental abscess on your own. Always get in touch with the dental office right away as a tooth or gum abscess is considered to be a dental infection, therefore being an emergency. Popping the abscess will only expose your mouth to more bacteria and irritate the area more. Putting off treatment can allow the infection to spread to other areas of the mouth and body, ultimately becoming increasingly dangerous.