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Cosmetic and Family Dentist located in Chantilly, VA

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Emergency Dentistry services offered in Chantilly, VA

When an unexpected dental issue arises, knowing where to turn for emergency dentistry is important. For residents in and around Chantilly, Virginia, Ashima Ahuja, DDS, of Smile Daily Dentistry is an outstanding resource for emergency dental care. Dr. Ahuja is available to her patients 24 hours a day and can assist with a wide range of emergency dental needs. Call to determine your next steps, and remember that online booking is an option for less urgent booking needs.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is an area of dental practice focused on addressing acute care needs. While many dental problems can be resolved during normally scheduled office visits, there are some matters that demand prompt attention. 

One way to know if your dental care need is a dental emergency is to think about whether you can wait to be treated during a normally booked visit. If the answer is “no,” then emergency dentistry is likely the right approach. 

Dr. Ahuja has extensive experience in emergency dental procedures and is committed to being available to her patients regardless of the time of day or day of the week. When you have an urgent need, Smile Daily Dentistry is here to help. 

What kinds of issues can be treated within emergency dentistry?

A number of different issues can be addressed during emergency dental visits. Some of the issues that bring people in for emergency care include:

  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Severe dental pain
  • Signs of infection, like fever or facial swelling
  • Object lodged in teeth or gums
  • Lacerations to your tongue, lips, or other soft tissues
  • Knocked-out (avulsed) tooth
  • Severe gum pain or swelling

If you experience any of these conditions, call the office to schedule an emergency visit. 

How should I respond to a dental emergency?

If you’re involved in a traumatic or sports injury, your first step should be to assess your immediate condition and determine if emergency medical treatment is needed. Uncontrolled bleeding, chest pain, shortness of breath, or loss of consciousness are all emergency issues that should prompt a call for help. 

If you’ve lost a tooth, try to find it and avoid touching the root portion. You can place the tooth back in its socket or hold it between your gums and cheek as you schedule an emergency visit, or place it in a small container covered in warm milk. 

If you’re in severe pain or show signs of an infection, call to see if a same-day or after-hours visit is available. You’ll be asked to explain the details of your symptoms and be advised on the next steps.

Smile Daily Dentistry is equipped with the tools and technology needed to perform high-quality emergency dental care. The office offers digital X-rays, CT scanning, and CEREC® Primescan imaging options. Call to learn more, and keep in mind that online booking is an option for less time-sensitive scheduling needs.