4 Dentists found in Virginia Beach, VA
Gentlecare Family Dentistry, P.C.
3782 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach VA 23452
Ideal Smiles Dentistry
367 Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach VA 23462
Partners In Dental Health
317 Edwin Dr, Virginia Beach VA 23462
Kent Dean E DDS
317 Edwin Dr, Virginia Beach VA 23462
What You’ll Need for Your Emergency Dental AppointmentBefore you leave for your appointment, make sure the following listed below is by the front door, ready to be brought with you:
- Information required to file and process a dental insurance claim, if you have dental insurance
- A list describing your medications taken on a regular and/or daily basis as well as known allergies
- Anything given to you to bring home from your most recent dental visit
Common Dental Emergencies Treated by Emergency DentistsDental emergencies are often the result of some type of accident or injury, such as a car accident, for example. However, they can also occur because of an underlying oral health problem that was either ignored or never identified by a dentist. No matter what has happened and how many injuries you have, you must always seek treatment for any head trauma you may have sustained.
Lost or Knocked Out TeethOnce potential head trauma has been ruled out, you should really do your best to find the lost or knocked out tooth – it may still be able to be saved and implanted back into the empty socket! However, if you do find the tooth, the amount the root is handled will determine whether or not the emergency dentist will be able to successfully replant it back into the socket, so make sure you only handle it by the crown. The best way to keep it preserved is to put it back into the socket as a temporary measure yourself, but if you are unable to do this for whatever reason, you can keep it in a cup of milk or water.
Oral Infections and Abscessed TeethOral infections, no matter the type, are a lot more severe than patients tend to realize. Unless the searing pain starts, they don’t tend to see the warning signs. By the time you’re in a vast amount of oral pain, the clock starts ticking and you need to seek treatment right away. Oral infections, like any other infection, can kill you. Aside from oral pain, the best indicator of an oral infection being present in your mouth is a small, red bump. In short, look for anything that looks like acne or an abnormality. If you spot anything, call us right away so we can get you to see an emergency dentist as soon as possible.
The Loss of a Filling or CrownLosing a filling or a crown is bound to happen if you have one put into place. They don’t last a lifetime and wear out with age and damage. If you lose one, make sure you act fast, however. You don’t want to cause further damage to the tooth that could make it impossible to refill or recap. You need to go to your local drug store and get dental cement, cotton balls or gauze to cut up later on. No matter which method you use, make sure the hole is covered at all times until you get to the appointment we booked for you.
Going for an Emergency Tooth ExtractionNeeding an emergency tooth extraction can be something extremely scary to face, but you’ll actually feel a bit better if you know how the procedure works. Once the numbing agent, which is administered to the extraction area, has had a chance to kick in, the emergency dentist will use a special set of dental pliers to rock the tooth around in the socket. If it doesn’t come out, he or she will break it up into smaller pieces and remove it by the fragment. Once the tooth is out, the emergency dentist, or someone from their staff, will go over important aftercare instructions. Make sure you follow their instructions at home every day to avoid getting an infection.
Same Day Denture Repair in Virginia BeachIf you need same day denture repair in Virginia Beach, or even emergency denture repair Virginia Beach, we can help. We have emergency dentists who work closely with denture lab technicians who can restore your dentures or have you fitted for a new set on the same day, in a single appointment.
Emergency Room Doctor vs Emergency DentistIf you’re dealing with any kind of head trauma whatsoever, even if there are major oral injuries present at the same time, you must seek medical attention for your head trauma at your local emergency room as soon as possible. Only an emergency room doctor can treat your head trauma, not an emergency dentist. We can get you an appointment with an emergency dentist, but you must have your head trauma dealt with first.
For more information or to seek immediate help from a 24-hour dentist, you can call Emergency Dentist 24/7 toll-free at (855)-352-6790. Our operators are standing by right now to take your call.
There are a wide variety of common injuries and emergencies that require immediate or as soon as possible dental care. Fortunately for you, these are often easily dealt with and do not require such a fuss once you’ve made it to an emergency dentist.