What if I ignore a dental emergency?
We take dental emergencies seriously in our Gaithersburg dental office. One of the main reasons we treat dental emergencies quickly is because once pain develops, it indicates that a condition has advanced to the point where it involves the nerve. Whether because of infection or decay, nerve involvement usually means that root canal therapy is necessary to save the tooth.
How We Can Help
Root canals relieve pain and promote healing, reducing inflammation in the mouth, which can present as pressure, sensitivity, pain, or throbbing, especially when lying down.
Another common dental emergency is caused by an avulsed tooth – one that has been knocked out due to an auto or sports accident. Our dentists, Dr. Neil Daftary and Dr. Robert Zaner, can often replace a knocked-out tooth back in the socket. Again, acting fast is essential or saving the tooth may not be possible.
Broken or lost restorations, such as a filling, bridge, or crown, can often be postponed until the next day. Prompt treatment is still important to keep bacteria from entering the tooth and causing an infection.
Dental Emergency Care in Gaithersburg
If you have a dental emergency, a toothache, or unexplained changes to your oral health and want an emergency dentist in Gaithersburg, contact Lakeforest Dental Associates. We welcome new patients.