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What To Do in a Dental Emergency

Posted by NIHA Staff on Mon, Aug 13, 2018


When should I call the dentist? 

At Holistic Family Dentistry at National Integrated Health Associates, we get this question all the time, so we thought it would be a good idea to tell you what constitutes a “dental emergency.”

Emergency Dental Services in Washington, D.C.

Toothache: Call your dentist as soon as possible.

Loose or knocked out tooth: If you have a tooth that is loose or out of alignment, you should call your dentist for an emergency appointment right away. A knocked-out tooth is a dental emergency that requires urgent attention.

Broken, chipped or cracked tooth: If a tooth is chipped and doesn’t hurt, this usually does not constitute a dental emergency and you may be able to wait a few days to see a dentist, but call immediately. However, it is important to be careful while chewing so as not to chip it more. A cracked or fractured tooth is a serious issue constituting a dental emergency; call your dentist immediately for an emergency appointment.

Loose or lost crown or filling: A loose crown or filling doesn't necessarily constitute a dental emergency but you should call or see your dentist as soon as possible.

Mouth, tongue or gum injury: Any trauma to the mouth that causes bleeding that can't be controlled with pressure or cold compress may require immediate medical attention. Call your dental office for an appointment.

Wisdom tooth pain: Wisdom tooth pain is not typically considered a dental emergency but should be evaluated in a timely manner to determine the cause.

CALL 202-237-7000, ext. 2 to schedule an emergency dental appointment

The biological and holistic dental team at National Integrated Health Associates wants you to be cared for and comforted in a dental emergency. We understand you may have concerns, and we address those concerns for the health of your teeth, and how they relate to your overall health.

Emergency Dental Services

We offer comprehensive holistic emergency dental treatment in the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia metro areas which requires the dentist to be proficient in all phases of emergency services including:

   Dental Surgery

   Periodontal Care

   Pediatric dentistry including special needs children

   Endodontistry: biological root canals

   Orthodontic: tooth realignment/movement

   Prosthodontic: dentures, crowns and bridges

   TMJ treatment including jaw, facial, head pain and other dysfunctions, as well as biological  dentistry principles which look at the mouth as intricately connected to the whole body.

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Topics: biological dentistry, holistic dentistry