Even with the best preventive care, a dental emergency can strike at any time, for a number of reasons! Dr. Hines and the skilled team at Premier Dental Care do our best to accommodate urgent appointment requests to help our patients avoid oral pain. If you have a persistent toothache, oral injury, or major dental emergency, call us immediately. We offer extended hours as needed for dental emergencies and will do our best to treat you right away!
Premier Dental Care offers urgent dental care to treat the following conditions:
- Toothache that persists even after you brush, rinse, and floss
- Knocked-out tooth
- Injury to your gum, cheek, or tongue
- Persistent bleeding
- Broken or lost braces
- Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- Lost fillings or crowns
- Loose teeth
- Dental abscesses
If your tooth has been knocked out, try to find it. Once located, rinse the tooth under warm water without scrubbing it. Next, place it in a cup of milk and bring it with you to your dental appointment. Dr. Hines and the rest of our team will try to save the tooth. If saving it isn't possible, Dr. Hines will discuss options for replacing the tooth, which may include dentures, a dental bridge, or dental implants.
Patients can experience broken, chipped, or cracked teeth in a number of situations, including athletics, accidents, and more. Dr. Hines and his skilled team have the skills needed to restore teeth from severe damage using the power of dental crowns and dental veneers. Both have the ability to restore your tooth's full functionality while maintaining its natural look! Our emergency dentist will always provide detailed explanations of your treatment options, with a focus on both restoring the tooth and preserving your healthy smile.
Severe Toothaches & Infections
In the case of a sudden, severe toothache, Dr. Hines is an expert at finding the cause of tooth pain, whether it’s a small cavity that has progressed, inflamed and receding gums, or any other urgent dental situation causing intense pain and infection.
If a tooth infection is left untreated for a long period of time, it can lead to an extremely painful and major tooth infection known as a dental abscess. Dental abscesses can settle into your jawbone and the floor of your mouth and may require oral surgery to remove the infection. Dr. Hines will always assess the root cause of your dental emergency and the best treatment plan for your unique situation during your emergency exam!
How Can I Relieve Dental Pain While Waiting for My Emergency Dental Appointment?
We always want our patients to be comfortable and pain-free! If you come to Premier Dental Care in pain, we'll work quickly to identify both the cause of the issue and the best available treatment options. We may prescribe medication to help ease the pain and prevent you from feeling discomfort while your tooth is being treated at home. You may also want to apply a cold compress or ice pack to the area in order to reduce or prevent swelling.
Trusted Emergency Dental Services in Washington, DC
With every dental emergency, our team makes every effort to accommodate your schedule and work quickly to bring back your smile! If you are suffering from tooth pain, injury, or damage, call Premier Dental Care right away to schedule your appointment and treat the issue right away.