Life is unpredictable. While you may be able to plan most visits to the dentist, accidents can happen and things like toothaches can occur. When these situations arise, it is a good idea to contact our office right away for an emergency appointment. The sooner you are able to come in to our office, the easier it will be to treat the problem. This is especially true if you have lost a tooth due to trauma. Some examples of dental emergencies include:
- A broken, cracked or chipped tooth: An accident or trauma can cause damage to your tooth that should be treated as soon as possible.
- A tooth that has been completely or partially knocked out: A tooth that has been knocked out may be able to be successfully placed back in its socket if you see our dentists in time.
- A severe toothache or other type of oral pain from a tooth or gum abscess: These are brought on by an infection of the teeth or gums and may not be a contact pain.
- A lost filling or crown: Accidents or decay can result in loosened or lost dental restorations.
If you find yourself in the middle of a dental emergency in Fairfax, Virginia, take a deep breath, assess the situation and then call Oakton Family Dentistry at 703-281-6201 to schedule an appointment with our dentists, Dr. Elhady, Dr. Scimeca and associates. Our team will get you in as soon as possible and give you instructions on what you should do until you can come in to the office. If you have something more severe such as a broken jaw or bleeding that you cannot stop, please visit your local emergency room before contacting our office.
We are happy to see our regular and new patients for dental emergencies and last minute, and same- and next-day appointments.