Dental Emergency Specialist

Subha Yerabollu, DDS -  - Cosmetic & General Dentist

Prime Family Dentistry

Subha Yerabollu, DDS

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Chantilly, VA

Dental emergencies unfortunately happen, and when they do, you want to make sure that you’re in the best hands around. Subha Yerabollu, DDS, provides exceptional same-day emergency dental care for patients at Prime Family Dentistry in Chantilly, Virginia, and can get your mouth back in proper shape with treatments that are effective, efficient, and compassionate. If you’re suffering from a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to call the office or request a visit online. Evening and Saturday appointments are available.

Dental Emergency Q & A

What is emergency dental care?

Emergency dental care focuses on conditions that require immediate attention, such as those in which you might lose a tooth for good.

Visiting Prime Family Dentistry within half an hour of your mouth or tooth injury gives you the best chance to save your tooth. To better accommodate dental emergencies, Prime Family Dentistry is open early in the morning, late evening, and on Saturdays. The practice also offers sedation dentistry with nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to make your emergency experience easier.

When is an issue a dental emergency?

Whenever you are concerned about a severe mouth injury or condition for yourself or a member of your family, it’s a good idea to seek immediate emergency dental care. Common dental emergencies include:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • A loose permanent tooth
  • Severe tooth or mouth pain
  • A filling or crown that’s come loose or has broken
  • Bleeding in your tongue, gums, or cheeks
  • Trauma to your face or mouth
  • Broken dentures
  • Swelling in your mouth, gums, or tongue
  • A badly cracked or broken tooth
  • A tear or laceration on your lips
  • Abscess

If you chip a tooth, but it doesn’t look like you may lose the tooth entirely, it may not be a dental emergency. But, do not hesitate to speak with the team at Prime Family Dentistry. They explain how to handle your tooth until you can visit the office.

What should I do when my tooth is knocked out?

A knocked-out tooth is a serious dental emergency. If you do not receive immediate dental care, there is a good chance of losing the tooth. Do your best to rinse your mouth and the damaged tooth. Swish warm water around your mouth and rinse the tooth in warm water, being careful to avoid touching the tooth's roots.

When you rinse the tooth, hold it by the crown (the top part). If possible, hold the cleaned tooth by the crown and try to reinsert it into the empty socket. Try to gently bite down to keep your tooth in place until you can get to Prime Family Dentistry. Call the office right away to explain the situation, or have a loved one call for you.

If your tooth won’t go back into the socket, hold it in your mouth next to your cheek or keep it in a glass of milk. The moisture helps prevent the roots from drying out.

In the event of a dental emergency, call Prime Family Dentistry for expert assistance.

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