Emergency Dental Care in Rockville, MD

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Who is a Candidate for Emergency Dental Care?

Anyone experiencing sudden, severe pain or discomfort in their mouth or teeth should seek emergency dental care. This includes individuals who have suffered a blow to the face, those with broken or fractured teeth, and those with severe toothaches that cannot be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. Patients with abscesses or infections should seek immediate treatment to prevent further complications and pain. If you are in the Rockville, MD, and Washington, D.C. area, do not hesitate to contact Dlight Dental for emergency dental care. We can take care of your urgent dental needs and help you find relief quickly.

What Are Dental Emergencies?

Looking for urgent relief when you have a dental emergency can be a stressful, painful experience. Unexpected dental emergencies can be due to sports injuries, physical altercations, stumbling, or just eating crunchy foods. Our dedicated staff in Rockville, MD and Washington, D.C. is thrilled to offer emergency dental care for you and your family. We can effectively address many kinds of serious dental concerns for patients, including weakened fillings, oral discomfort, and knocked-out (avulsed) or cracked teeth. Dental trauma doesn't necessarily result in pain right away so it's very important to get your teeth assessed for any hidden damage. At Dlight Dental, we strive to provide emergency care as quickly as we can.

What to Expect After Emergency Dental Care

After your emergency appointment at Dlight Dental, a member of our experienced staff will provide guidance about how to care for your mouth according to your particular case. For example, your dentist may prescribe antibiotics if you have an infection or recommend over-the-counter pain medication for discomfort. You may also receive a temporary crown or filling to protect the affected tooth while a longer-lasting solution is being prepared. Depending on the severity of your emergency, follow-up appointments may be necessary for ongoing treatment and monitoring.

What Are the Benefits of Emergency Dental Care?

Emergency dental care provided at our Rockville, MD, practice may provide fast relief for dental emergencies, amplifying a person's oral wellness and total health. These are a handful of key advantages of emergency dental care:

  • Rapid pain relief: Emergency treatment helps to relieve pain right away, offering the reprieve you yearn for during a dental emergency
  • Prompt evaluation and detection: Patients could receive a full evaluation and diagnosis of the condition, ensuring the right services are completed without delay
  • Safeguarding against other problems: Emergency dental care can help deter problems from worsening and lower the possibility of future infection or damage
  • Saving teeth: Our providers may typically fix a dislodged tooth or offer appropriate treatment solutions to keep the natural tooth structure
  • Treating abscesses: We can quickly address these conditions, offering proper treatment to clear out the infection and block its advancement
  • Peace of mind: Our team is on hand outside of regular office hours, ensuring you receive prompt treatment in case of an emergency

What Can I Expect During My Visit?

When you come for your exam, our team will carefully assess your specific concerns before giving a diagnosis and coming up with a custom treatment strategy. Full-mouth x-rays might be recommended to look for hidden trauma in areas, like the tooth roots and bone tissue. When we fully learn the degree of your oral issue, we can review your options for treatment. At Dlight Dental, the primary purpose of emergency dental care is to help with tooth discomfort and detect trauma. We aim to reinstate the function, appeal, and overall health of your smile as swiftly as possible. However, follow-up appointments may sometimes be necessary.

I had a dental emergency while staying in a nearby hotel. Everyone was cheerful and helpful and I was worked into the schedule. Dr. Valle explained what was going on with my tooth and what needed to be done in order to stabilize the situation. He was very thorough, efficient and gentle. While I'm not planning to have another dental emergency in DC, if I do, I'm going to Dlight Dental!

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Get Dental Care As Soon As You Need It

Anytime you need urgent dental issues addressed, the team at Dlight Dental is available to provide assistance. We act swiftly to relieve tooth discomfort, take care of dental damage, and dispel the anxiety from an emergency situation. For quick, effective emergency dentistry care, reach out to our Rockville, MD or Washington, D.C. facility today.

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Is emergency dental care covered by my insurance?

Some or all of your dental emergency visit might be included in your dental insurance plan. Our excellent finances staff will help you in navigating your coverage and talk to you about any potential out-of-pocket costs. To help make emergency dental treatment more accessible, Dlight Dental is always willing to accept many kinds of flexible payment solutions.

How do dental emergencies usually happen?

Dental emergencies can happen in any number of ways. Some of the most common we see are accidents, sports-related injuries, tooth decay, and infection. However, there are many other occurences that could lead to a dental emergency, so contact us immediately if you feel you require emergency care.

What happens if a broken tooth is left untreated?

Unfortunately, an untreated crack tooth will lead to increased pain and sensitivity in the area. In addition, the gums will likely begin to swell and the patient will be at risk for developing an oral infection. These symptoms will only continue to get worse until there is no option but to remove the tooth and likely perform additional procedures to restore the oral health of the patient.

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