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Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Tysons Laser Center Dentistry

Kris Popli, DDS

Cosmetic & Family Dentistry located in Tysons Corner, VA

If you experience a severe toothache or knock out a tooth while playing contact sports, emergency dentistry can provide prompt relief. At Tysons Laser Center Dentistry, experienced cosmetic and general dentist Kris Popli, DDS, and the team offer same-day emergency treatment to people of all ages. To make an appointment at the practice in Tysons Corner, Virginia, call the office or schedule online today.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry diagnoses and treats oral health problems that require immediate intervention. 

If you bite down on a hard object and damage a crown, or you fall and chip a tooth, contact the team at Tysons Laser Center Dentistry as soon as possible. Making it to the office within an hour of your injury or initial symptoms could mean the difference between saving your tooth or requiring a more complex procedure.

What issues does emergency dentistry treat?

Dr. Popli and the team use emergency dentistry to treat various issues, including:

  • Chipped and fractured teeth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Oral abscesses
  • Broken or loose braces
  • Gum, tongue, and cheek injuries
  • Toothaches
  • Bleeding that won’t stop
  • Damaged dental restorations
  • Foreign objects lodged between teeth

The team also uses emergency dentistry to treat oral trauma, like a fractured jaw.

What happens during emergency dental care?

If you experience a dental emergency, contact Dr. Popli and the team right away. Whenever possible, they schedule a same-day appointment and conduct an oral exam to determine the source of your discomfort.

After treating the underlying issue, Dr. Popli prescribes pain medication and care instructions for home. If the pain medication doesn’t provide adequate relief, try applying a cold compress or ice pack to your cheek. 

If I lose a tooth, what should I do?

If you lose a permanent tooth, act quickly. The sooner you can make it to see Dr. Popli, the easier it is to prevent further damage. 

Carefully pick up your tooth and rinse it in tap water. Once you’ve cleaned the tooth, try and put it back in the socket. If it moves around or won’t stay put, tuck it inside your cheek and immediately call the office.

How can I reduce the risk of a dental emergency?

The easiest way to reduce the risk of a dental emergency is to practice good oral hygiene. Dr. Popli and the team recommend brushing and flossing twice daily and visiting the office for professional teeth cleaning and an oral exam every six months.

To protect your teeth and gums, avoid bad habits like nail-biting, opening packaging with your teeth, or biting down on hard objects like ice cubes. If you grind your teeth or clench your jaw, consider wearing a nightguard.

If you or a loved one need emergency dentistry, make an appointment at Tysons Laser Center Dentistry by calling the office or scheduling online today.