Your Gaithersburg Emergency Dentist
If you have ever experienced a toothache or broken tooth, you know firsthand how alarming it can be, especially when it interrupts work, sleep, or school schedules. At Lakeforest Dental Associates, we treat dental emergencies in our Gaithersburg, MD dental office quickly to restore your comfort and get you back to the things that mean the most.
Do You Have a Dental Emergency?
If you are wondering if you need an emergency dental appointment to address your condition, here are some guidelines.
Call us immediately if:
- You experience pain or extreme sensitivity
- Swelling is present in the jaw, gums, or face
- You are unable to chew in a particular area of your mouth
- You feel throbbing or pressure
- A tooth is loosened or knocked out
Whenever you have doubts about whether you need an emergency appointment, give us a call. Our team will ask questions to determine if a trip to the dental office is an immediate need or if it can wait until the next day. It is important to remember that toothaches often worsen with time, so taking action immediately will make you more comfortable
Common Dental Emergencies
The goal of a dental emergency is to stabilize your condition and get you out of pain.
Some of the most common dental emergencies we treat include:
A broken tooth – Broken teeth are compromised, and damage may continue without proper dental care. Even if your tooth is not painful at the moment, we should see you to determine if a crown, bonding, or filling is necessary to repair the tooth.
Infection – If the nerve, or pulp, in the tooth becomes infected, root canal treatment can remove painful symptoms. We provide comfortable root canal treatment using the latest technology in our Gaithersburg dental office. Modern rotary endodontic instruments make treatment more efficient and comfortable for patients.
Extractions – If we are unable to treat your tooth, we offer extractions and numerous tooth-replacement options to restore your smile. Tooth extractions are a last resort, as it is typically less costly and complex to repair your natural teeth whenever possible.
Chipped teeth – A chipped tooth may not be painful, but if it impacts your smile, it may seem like an emergency to you. We understand that you don’t want to go long without repairing your smile, and we are here when you need us most.
Knocked-out tooth – We might be able to replace a knocked-out tooth if you get it to us right away. Keeping it moist by placing it back in the gums and holding it there or placing it in a small container of milk until you reach us will improve the prognosis.
Contact Us for a Toothache or Dental Emergency
Both Dr. Neil Daftary and Dr. Robert Zaner are gifted at working with patients during stressful situations and are known for their gentle treatment styles. Give us a call right away. We are here when you need us most.