Dental emergency can strike at any time; hence, it is necessary that you stay calm and act like professionals and know what you can do in such circumstances.
First, let’s try to figure out the type of dental emergencies – “urgent” and “non-urgent”. Urgent dental emergencies are those situations where the patient is experiencing unbearable pain or has bleeding that won’t stop after a short period of time. Unless you can find a dentist immediately who can see them, take them to the nearest medical emergency room for immediate short-term treatment.
When you take the patient to the nearest medical emergency room, the staff in the emergency room can at least alleviate the pain and/or stop the bleeding until a dentist can be found to handle the underlying problem. Emergency room personnel cannot perform extractions. Only a dentist can.
If possible, take the patient to the nearest dental clinic for immediate treatment. Not knowing what is at the root of the problem, you cannot tell how much time you have before the condition starts to affect the rest of the body. There is no intention to be unduly alarming here, but some heavy infections, such as abscesses, can migrate into the bloodstream and cause serious trouble, and fast.
Non-urgent dental emergencies are still genuine emergencies, but the condition can be managed somewhat until your dentist is able to be contacted for your friend or family member. This includes such things as the following:
1. A cracked or broken tooth (unless in the case of severe pain)
2. A filling that comes out
3. A crown or bridge that comes loose
4. A broken or damaged retainer or night guard
5. Food lodged between the teeth
6. A dull toothache
Dr. Jason Favagehi and his team of dentists at SmilePerfectors are known for handling emergencies in Tysons Corner. Dentists at SmilePerfectors are very experienced and skilled in all major dental procedures, and can competently take care of emergencies of almost any nature in the comfort of our office.
We work diligently to get you or anyone you know taken care of immediately when there is an emergency. Give us a call at 703-356-1200 or visit us at http://www.smileperfectors.com to know more about the treatments we offer in Tysons Corner.