What is a dental emergency?
A dental emergency requires immediate attention from your dentist. These issues can occur at any time and on any day, so it is important to know what to do if you experience one. In some cases, a dental emergency could even be life-threatening. If you notice a sudden change in your oral health or feel pain, call us right away. We can address the issue during our regular business hours.
What To Do If You Have Dental Emergencies
As a dental patient, you may not know what to do if you have an emergency.
What should I do if I am experiencing dental pain?
Should I go to the dentist, or will home remedies help me?
These are some of the questions you may ask yourself when you need urgent care for your teeth. It is not uncommon to have a dental emergency at some point in your life. Whether it be an extreme toothache or chipped tooth, you need to know what steps to take next.
The first thing you should do if you need to receive emergency dental care is call your dentist for an appointment so you can address your problem as soon as possible. You should not try to treat the problem on your own because it could make things worse. There are several common problems that can cause a dental emergency—such as tooth decay, which can cause extreme pain when eating or sensitivity to hot and cold foods—that need a professional’s attention right away. If you notice any of these symptoms, give our office a call today.
Emergency Dental Services Offered
There are many different situations where you might need emergency dental care. You may have a chipped or broken tooth, knocked out teeth, or have a severe infection in your mouth. These are just a few situations where you should give us a call immediately and seek emergency dental care.
Some dental procedures that we perform to treat emergent cases are:
A root canal can be considered emergent in situations where there is an infection in the tooth. Infections can cause extreme discomfort and can at times become life-threatening if left untreated. A root canal will allow us to remove all of the infected pulp and restore the tooth with a crown.
Repair Lost or Loose Dental Fillings
Often patients can knock a filling loose or completely lose it while eating. It is not the most emergent situation, but you do not want to let it go untreated, as it can cause increased sensitivity and discomfort.
Repair Dislodged or Loose Teeth
If you have a tooth come loose from trauma or an accident, it is important to visit the dentist as soon as possible. Most often, the tooth can be saved if it is still in place. This will allow you to avoid a root canal or having to pull it and get an implant.
Replace Knocked Out Teeth
Things like trauma and accidents can cause patients to have a tooth knocked out. In this situation, you should call us immediately because a lost adult tooth can sometimes be saved if treated promptly. If it cannot be saved, you need to have an implant placed to prevent bone loss and shifting of your teeth.
Contact Tolley Dental For Emergency Dental Care
If you need immediate dental care, call our emergency dental office today at 540-662-6466. Tolley Dental offers comprehensive emergency dental care to all of our patients. We have a team of skilled emergency dentists and a talented dental hygienist who have experience treating dental emergencies, such as lost teeth and tooth infections. If you cannot wait for your routine appointment, give us a call so we can get started with treating your problem as soon as possible. Don’t let your dental health suffer. Get pain relief at Tolley Dental!
Love the staff! Love Dr. Tolley! When dental emergencies have come up for my husband and I, they have always gotten us in quickly and provided outstanding service!
I had a very pleasant experience. Everyone is very friendly and the technicians are very good at what they do. Dr Tolley is great…very personable and skilled, great at cosmetic dentistry. Best dentist in the Winchester area (and beyond)!
Wonderful experience!! Very professional yet personable staff. Dr. Tolley was amazing. Got me in and pulled my abscess tooth even during Covid. Highly recommend their dental services. I am very thankful to them all and glad I was referred to them by a friend. If looking for a dentist, give them a call!!
Dr. Tolley, his medical staff, and his office staff are all kind and accommodating. Totally recommend this office for their professional skill and personable care. Thanks so much!