Receive Urgent Dental Care in Virginia Beach
Call Coastal General Dentistry at 757-216-9914 if you require emergency dentistry services. We recommend that our patients visit a hospital if they have sustained physical damage from an accident or injury. Our team wants to ensure that patients are as safe as possible before receiving treatment in our dental office.
Emergency dental care can prevent further oral health issues, which is why it falls under general dentistry. Receiving dental care in a timely manner can stop the spread of infections or further damage to the smile.
Please contact us for urgent dental care in our Virginia Beach, VA dental office. Dr. Reichley and our team are here to help! You may also ask us any questions you have about your current symptoms or possible dental treatments.
Emergency Dental Problems
Our emergency dental treatments address a variety of dental problems, including:
Do you have chronic tooth pain? Do you have sudden tooth sensitivity or toothaches? There could be many causes of your tooth pain, from dental erosion to tooth decay. When you visit our office, we will examine your smile and take any other symptoms into account to find the right treatment for your needs.
Have you just lost a permanent tooth? Pick it up by its crown, rinse it with cold water, and keep it in your mouth inside of your cheek. Keeping the tooth moist will increase the chance that we can reattach the tooth. You may also attempt to place the tooth back in its socket gently. Place the tooth in the socket and gently bite down.
Bitten Tongue or Lip
Clean your tongue with a wet cloth. To reduce swelling, place a cold compress. You may contact our office if the bleeding continues or if you experience excessive bleeding.
Broken or Lost Dental Filling
Has your dental filling fallen out? Do you need to replace an old and broken filling? Do not attempt to replace your broken restoration on your own. Instead, schedule an appointment with us, and we can safely create your dental restoration. We will offer a temporary restoration for you as we create your final restoration.
Object Stuck Between Teeth
Gently floss between your teeth to try to remove an object if it is stuck between them. Call our office if you cannot dislodge the object, and we can do it for you. Do not use any other objects or methods to remove anything between your teeth, as this can damage your teeth.
Contact our office if it has been days since your oral surgery and your mouth is still bleeding. It is usual for patients to bleed for some time after tooth extraction treatment. However, it is abnormal if bleeding persists even with gauze for days after treatment. Contact our dental practice immediately if bleeding continues.
Emergency Dentistry FAQs
Still have a few questions on your mind about how to handle a dental emergency? Read on for the answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions we get from our patients.
What Should I Do If My Jaw Is Fractured?
If your emergency involves a life-threatening condition, like a broken jaw, a deep facial cut, or difficulty breathing then you should visit your nearest emergency room right away.
Once you get the medical attention you need, you can contact our office for a same-day visit with our emergency dentist. From there, he can work diligently to address the root of the issue, prevent any additional damage from occurring, and restore your pain-free smile.
How Can I Bring Down Facial Swelling?
Swelling is one of the most common symptoms of a dental emergency, which can be unpleasant in more ways than one. Fortunately, you can bring down the puffiness and reduce your discomfort by placing a cold compress against the outside of your cheek for 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off.
You can also try rinsing with a mixture of salt and warm water to decrease inflammation while simultaneously preventing infection. If all else fails, you can take over-the-counter pain medication, like ibuprofen, to help.
Should I Be Worried If My Tooth Is Sensitive?
If dental sensitivity is something you are struggling with, then you can use a special toothpaste to fortify your enamel and prevent discomfort when consuming hot and cold foods and beverages. However, if the discomfort is stemming from a serious health concern, like an advanced stage of gum disease, then you should schedule an urgent appointment as soon as possible to restore your oral health.
It’s always better to be safe than sorry, therefore, we highly recommend scheduling a visit with Dr. Reichley for a thorough exam. That way, he can make sure your oral health is in good condition or administer treatment right away.
What Items Should I Include In My Emergency Dental Kit?
Dental emergencies can be extremely anxiety-inducing, especially if you don’t have the right items on hand. That’s why we encourage patients to keep an emergency dental kit in their home and their car. So, whether you or a loved one suffers from a painful toothache, knocked-out tooth, or anything in between, you can be ready. Here are a few helpful items to include:
- Latex-free gloves
- Individually wrapped gauze pads
- A container large enough to fit a tooth
- Saltwater rinse solution
- Our dental office’s contact information
Dr. Reichley and our team know how painful and stressful dental injuries can be, which is why we do our best to always be there for hurting smiles. If you have a question or would like to schedule an appointment, don’t hesitate to contact our dental office.
If you do not have a dental emergency, you can request a dental appointment online with our dental team. You may also call our dental practice for care today at 757-216-9914.