At Lorton Town Dental, we don't want our dental patients to be in pain, which is why we aim to provide you with same-day or next-day emergency dentist appointment times at our Lorton, VA dentist office.
Tooth pain can be excruciating and can interfere with every other aspect of your life. Sleeping, working, or concentrating on everyday tasks can seem impossible when dental problems are causing constant pain. If you’re experiencing dental pain and need an emergency dentist appointment, our friendly Lorton dental office staff will help you schedule the earliest available appointment with Dr. Khattab.
The first few moments after an oral accident are vital in determining if your recovery will go smoothly. Dental trauma due to an accident is common and can happen due to motor vehicle accidents, falls, sports injuries, or physical altercations.
We treat emergencies like:
Knocked Out Tooth
Broken Tooth or Dental Filling
Tooth Pain and Dental Abscesses
Knocked Out Teeth
A knocked out tooth not only looks and feels unpleasant, it can also adversely impact your total health. The American Association of Endodontists recommends seeing a dentist within 30 minutes of the injury to help save the tooth and prevent infection.
Broken or Cracked Tooth
Broken, cracked, or chipped teeth must be addressed immediately - even if there is no sensitivity or pain in the area. If left untreated and exposed, the pulp is at risk for developing an infection in the bone or tissue, requiring a root canal treatment.
Broken Dental Filling
If your dental filling breaks, don't delay in scheduling an appointment for urgent dental care immediately. The longer treatment is delayed, the more severe the fracture can become, requiring more invasive treatment to fix.
Badly infected teeth can jeopardize the health of their neighbors. But, when treated immediately, our team can prevent lasting damage. After treatment, we will likely prescribe an antibiotic to treat the dental infection and prevent any further complications.
Does it hurt to chew or when air touches your tooth? If you are suffering from a persistent toothache (for longer than a day or two), call Lorton Town Dental to schedule an exam. During your appointment, we will x-ray your tooth to help determine if a cavity, crack, abscess, or other problem is causing your pain.