Emergency Dental Near Me
Accidents have a way of happening when we least expect them. Emergencies involving your mouth and teeth can be particularly painful, and bring with them no small measure of anxiety. In addition to our full complement of cosmetic and routine dental services, Expressions Dental Care also offers emergency dental care for those that find themselves in urgent need of assistance. Dr. John J. Han is among the top-rated dentists in the Reston area, and the serene atmosphere of the Expressions Dental Care offices can help to soothe your anxieties after a traumatic dental event.
In our office, located just north of the National Reston Golf Course, we make a point of not only meeting the standards set by the American Dental Association for a safe, clean dental practice, but greatly exceeding them. The staff at Expressions Dental Care is meticulously trained and fully certified, so you can rest assured that your dental emergency is being treated by the most capable, trusted oral care professionals in the Reston area.
Interim Soft Tissue Treatment
When you sustain an injury or trauma to the lips, tongue, gums or cheeks, you’ll want to seek professional treatment as quickly as possible. Situations in which your mouth is bleeding heavily or is visibly severe, you’ll want to seek care at the nearest emergency room, but moderate injuries can be managed at home until you’re able to obtain emergency dental care. Rinse your mouth with a mild saline solution to minimize the bleeding; then, apply pressure for fifteen to twenty minutes. Cold compresses on the outside of your mouth will help to reduce swelling after the bleeding has stopped.
Tooth Breakage and Chips
A broken tooth can be very painful business, so you’ll want to seek professional assistance as soon as possible. Depending on the type of break, Dr. Han may even be able to attach a crown to the natural tooth through a process known as “crown lengthening.” This eliminates the need for root removal and can be far less invasive than more traditional treatment methods.
Should one of your teeth be chipped, you should quickly apply a cold compress or ice pack to the exterior tissue around that tooth to minimize any swelling before making an emergency appointment with Dr. Han. There is a variety of viable urgent-care options for managing the damage of tooth breakage or chipping, up to and including the application of porcelain veneers. Dr. Han is one of Reston’s top-rated dentists when it comes to both emergency and cosmetic care, and will be able to restore your smile in no time.
When a tooth is knocked out of your mouth altogether, that doesn’t mean that the damage is irreparable. In fact, Dr. Han may even be able to salvage your natural tooth if you seek immediate attention and the tooth is treated within two hours of loss. Reinserting the tooth gently into the socket and biting down on clean cloth or gauze to hold it in place is the best course of action, but we understand that it may not always be feasible. If you’re not able to reinsert the tooth, suspend it in a container of salt water or milk until and bring it to Expressions Dental Care as soon as possible.
Dental implants may also be an option for patients that seek emergency care for a tooth that’s been knocked out. Dr. Han is a highly qualified provider of excellent dental implants, and may suggest the solution to those whose knocked-out teeth aren’t likely to respond well to other replacement attempts.
The Best in Reston Area Emergency Dental Care
Expressions Dental Care and John. J. Han, DMD have been voted best in Reston, Virginia by its satisfied clients. Should you find yourself in in need of emergency dental care, be sure to call us to schedule an urgent appointment!