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Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry services offered in the greater Bethesda and Gaithersburg, MD area

A dental emergency, like a knocked-out tooth or damage to your oral tissues, usually requires immediate care to treat properly. Smile Design Studio of Bethesda in Gaithersburg and Bethesda, Maryland, offers emergency dentistry services so that you can get the care you need when you need it most. To learn more about emergency dentistry, schedule a visit online or call the office today.

What is emergency dentistry? 

Emergency dentistry is dental care for oral health concerns that require immediate treatment. Dental emergencies can happen for several reasons, including:

  • Sports injury
  • Auto accident
  • Blow to the face
  • Biting down awkwardly on something hard

The professionals at Smile Design Studio of Bethesda are experts in emergencies. They’re skilled in their procedures and know how to work quickly and effectively and perform well in high-stakes situations.

What conditions can you treat with emergency dentistry?

Dental emergencies can take on a variety of forms. Some examples of conditions that usually require emergency care include:

  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Cracked, chipped, or fractured tooth
  • Crown or filling that is loose or dislodged
  • A cut on the gums, tongue, lips, or inner cheeks
  • A foreign object stuck in the teeth or gums
  • Infection or abscess

These are just a few of the conditions that might necessitate emergency dentistry; it’s by no means an exhaustive list.

If you’re experiencing an oral health concern but aren’t sure whether it needs immediate treatment, call Smile Design Studio of Bethesda. A friendly staff member can counsel you over the phone to determine if you need to come in for urgent care.

What should I do if I’ve knocked out a tooth?

If you fully knock out your tooth, you should get to Smile Design Studio of Bethesda as soon as possible. The sooner you get treatment, the more likely your dentist can effectively reinsert your tooth.

Locate your tooth and bring it with you to the office. You can rinse off the tooth in lukewarm water, but avoid touching it by the roots; only handle it by the crown (the portion that sticks up out of your gums). Transporting the tooth in a glass of milk or saliva helps to keep the roots from drying out. 

If your dentist cannot reattach your tooth successfully, they can discuss restoration options, like a dental implant or a bridge.

Schedule a visit with Smile Design Studio of Bethesda today to learn more about how its exceptional dentists can keep your mouth healthy with emergency dentistry. Call or book an appointment online.