Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies can be unpredictable, painful, and inconvenient. But at Washington Metro Dental, our team is here to help when you need it the most. We offer same-day care for patients who are experiencing dental emergencies in the Washington, DC area. From dental injuries to toothaches, we can handle your case right away and ensure you get the treatment you need as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office to get the assistance you need today.

The Importance Of Same-Day Emergency Care

First and foremost, same-day emergency care helps ensure that you get relief from the pain and discomfort of your dental issue. A serious toothache or cracked tooth, for example, can cause excruciating pain and interfere with your day-to-day life. But with same-day emergency dental care, you can receive permanent treatment and avoid further complications.

In addition to this, same-day emergency care minimizes the risk of further complications related to your condition and helps ensure we can save your tooth. If you break a tooth, you need to get treatment such as a dental crown right away. If you don’t receive care in time, the tooth’s condition could worsen and become infected, requiring further treatment such as root canal therapy.

Finally, you’ll have peace of mind. You will leave our office knowing that your issue has been resolved and that you can go back to your day-to-day life without worrying about whether or not your tooth is healthy.

What Counts As A Dental Emergency?

Some dental emergencies are more obvious than others. Dental injuries, for example, are a very common type of dental emergency. If you crack, break, loosen, or lose a tooth, this is a serious problem. A knocked-out tooth, in particular, must be replaced within 1-2 hours in order to save it.

However, there are a lot of other things that also count as dental emergencies. A serious, prolonged toothache that won’t go away could indicate a tooth infection and demand immediate care. Even something as minor as a piece of food lodged between your teeth that won’t come out with flossing can qualify as an emergency. Over time, this could cause a serious tooth abscess (infection).

If you’re not sure whether or not your condition counts as an emergency, just ask yourself two questions. First: “Am I in serious pain or discomfort?” Second: “Do I need a dentist’s help to fix the issue?” If the answer to both questions is “yes,” then don’t wait. Contact our team right away to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists, and get the treatment you need immediately.

Schedule Your Same-Day Appointment Today

At Washington Metro Dental, we are ready to treat patients of all types. We do ask that you call us before coming to our office. While we do accept walk-ins, calling ahead and telling us about your condition allows our team to prepare and provide you with the care you need as quickly as possible. If you find yourself in a dental emergency, call our team today!

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