Emergency Dental Care

Crozet Family Dental serving Crozet VA & nearby Communities

Dental emergencies happen to almost everyone at some point in their life. Do you know what to do when you have a cracked tooth, severe tooth pain or find yourself in one of the other emergency situations listed below? As your dentist, we are experts in saving teeth. The sooner you see us, the sooner you can be free of pain!

Do you have a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is any situation that poses an immediate threat to the health of your teeth and supporting tissues. Dental emergencies are often the result of impact to the mouth, but they also can be caused by infection. To ensure the best possible outcome, any dental emergency should be evaluated by a professional immediately.

How soon should I be seen?

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, you should contact your general dentist first. Your general dentist will be able to advise what your treatment options are and if necessary will refer you to a specialist, otherwise we can offer same-day emergency services for most conditions.

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Our office hours are Mon 7am-7pm, Tue 8am-5pm, Wed 8am-5pm, Thu 10am-7pm, & Fri 8am-5pm.

After Hours Emergencies

For patients that have been already been seen in our office and are experiencing severe dental emergencies after hours, such as significant infection, pain or trauma please call our emergency number at Crozet Family Dental Phone Number 434-823-4080.

Scheduling your emergency dental appointment:

We understand that you are in pain and will do everything we can to see you the same day or during emergency hours to help you find relief. To access emergency hour information and instructions, call us at Crozet Family Dental Phone Number 434-823-4080 as soon as severe tooth pain occurs.

What to expect at your appointment:

First, we will get the pain under control and provide you with sedation if need be to relax. Next, we will take x-rays to determine whether there are any signs of fracture or infection in or around your teeth. And finally, we will work to resolve the underlying problem. Treatment may include an emergency root canal, which usually alleviates the pain almost instantly. Occasionally, in the event that the tooth cannot be saved, we will refer you to an oral surgeon for extraction

What to do if a tooth is knocked out?

For permanent teeth that are knocked out, rinse the tooth and put it back in the socket. If you can’t get the tooth back in the socket, place it in a container of milk, water or saliva to keep it moist. Do not touch the roots (handle the tooth by the crown) and don’t brush the tooth. Contact your general dentists IMMEDIATELY for information and emergency treatment – the sooner you get to us, the more likely your tooth can be saved!

For baby teeth that are unexpectedly knocked out, leave them out and contact the child’s dentist immediately for instructions.

Other Emergency Dental Situations:

Substantial Toothache
Significant Tooth Sensitivity
Swollen or Sore Gums
Tooth Infection
Broken, Cracked and Chipped Teeth
Broken Fillings
Lost Crown or Denture
A bitten lip or tongue
Broken or cracked tooth/teeth
Broken jaw
Permanent tooth that has been knocked out
Object caught between teeth
Severe toothache

Pain Management

If you can’t get into your general dentist’s’ office immediately, here is a list of effective home remedies to make you more comfortable while you wait for care:
Warm water rinses for sore teeth and gums.
Over the counter pain medication such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen (Tylenol)
Ice packs applied to the outside of cheeks.
Dental anesthetics containing benzocaine may be used as directed on the package for pain.
Avoid overly hot and cold beverages and foods to reduce sensitivity.
Heating pads may be used for jaw pain.
Avoid chewing in the injured area.
If a broken tooth has a sharp edge, cotton can be placed over it to protect soft tissues in your mouth.

Pain-Free Emergencies

Some dental emergencies may not cause pain initially. For example, a cracked tooth may not hurt, but it may lead to nerve damage in the roots. For this reason, all of the listed conditions need immediate attention, whether or not pain is present.

We are here to help! Please contact us if you have any dental emergency condition.