What is Same-Day Emergency Dentistry?
Dental emergencies can occur at any time and can leave you in pain as well as feeling distressed. An emergency should be treated as soon as possible to prevent it from getting worse. Likewise, a dental emergency may leave you unable to get through your daily activities because of the pain or discomfort that is involved. For this reason, we here at Family Dental of Fairfax City offer same-day treatment of all emergencies.
What are the benefits of Same-Day Treatment?
When you receive same-day treatment for an emergency, you are able to have the pain and discomfort relieved. This allows you to go back to your life without the frustration of a dental problem. Our goal is to provide emergency service for your dental needs without having to wait for an appointment. We handle all types of emergencies and can work with both new and existing patients.
What might constitute a Dental Emergency?
We feel that any situation that leaves our patients feeling uncomfortable, pained or distressed is considered an emergency. There is no situation too big or too small that we cannot handle. Some of the most common emergencies we see on a regular basis include:
• Abscesses and oral infections
• Pain (tooth or gum-related)
• Bleeding and inflamed gums
• Orthodontic emergencies
• Broken or loose restorative work
• Broken or cracked appliances (dentures, night guards)
• Broken, chipped or cracked tooth
What can you expect during a visit to our office for a Dental Emergency?
Your appointment with us for an emergency will start with an x-ray, when needed, and an examination by Dr. Dary. We will find the problem and provide quick, effective treatment to get you back to living life. In some cases, antibiotics are needed if there is an infection or abscess, so we can prescribe a course of medication to clear the infection prior to additional work being provided. Our same-day appointments make it easy to receive the care that you need without the frustration of waiting days just to be seen. We advise all of our patients to contact us as soon as they notice there is a problem with one or more of their teeth as well as their mouth. We offer you emergency care in a welcoming, warm and friendly environment.
If you’re in need of care for a dental emergency, contact us immediately and we will work to get you seen in the same day.