Arlington Advanced Dental Care – Arlington Emergency Dentist
Dealing with a dental emergency is easier and less stressful when you know your Arlington emergency dentist is ready to attend to your needs. Most patients who encounter a dental emergency tend to panic because they do not know what to do. Should you race to the emergency room for treatment or should you wait until your local Arlington dental office opens the next day? These are questions that patients often ask themselves before ultimately deciding that there is no emergency at all.
While sometimes this is true, we at the Arlington Advanced Dental Care, Dr. Hossein Ahmadian, DDS believe that some emergencies require immediate attention and treatment. If you find yourself debating whether your dental concern is an emergency or not, here are a few tips that will help you handle different types of dental emergency before seeing a professional:
A toothache that keeps you up all night is a stressful ordeal. Although it is best to get your local Arlington dentist to check the tooth, you can also do the following while you wait for your appointment:
First, rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it thoroughly. Next, gently dislodge any food debris using floss. Finally, to combat the swelling apply a cold compress outside the mouth where the pain is most intense. Never directly apply painkillers on the gums to help with the pain as the medication can burn the gums. Try to get some sleep and book your appointment as soon as you wake up.
Try to save all the broken or chipped pieces inside a warm glass of milk. Never wash or dry the pieces as this can lessen the chances of the dentist putting it back together. Rinse your mouth and apply gauze on the bleeding area until it stops. Call our office for emergency assistance as soon as possible. Our clinic hours start as early as 7:30 in the morning on some days.
In cases where the tooth filling has been dislodged, the first solution is to use sugarless gum as replacement. Never use gum with sugar as this will cause pain while also adding to the damage. If possible, go to your local pharmacy and purchase temporary dental cement to cover up the hole. Book an appointment with us at the Arlington Advanced Dental Care, Dr. Hossein Ahmadian, DDS as soon as you can to avoid aggravating the damage.
Urgent Dental Care
Not all dental emergencies can be temporarily remedied at home. In some cases, it is best to proceed to the nearest ER for dental care. Cases such as an injured or broken jaw, intense gum swelling and bleeding, or excessive bleeding it is best to seek emergency care from a professional.
After a visit to the ER do not forget to call our clinic to update us about your recent dental emergency so that Dr. Ahmadian can make room in his schedule to see personally attend to your oral care.
Seeking Correct Dental Care
For patients that are dealing with a non-urgent dental emergency, remember to contact our dental clinic at (703) 974-7501 for any and all Arlington emergency dentist concerns immediately.