Dr. Fairfax & Associates Family Dentistry

 

 

Patient-Focused Dentistry

Thank you for choosing Dr. Fairfax & Associates. We believe that dental health is key to overall health, and our primary mission is to deliver the best and most comprehensive dental care available.

The Whole Person

We take into account the whole person when caring for our patients. From routine check-ups and cleanings to emergency care, we are committed to giving you our undivided attention.

Your Comfort Is Our Priority

From the moment you walk into our office, you can expect to feel at home. We foster a relaxed, inviting atmosphere with professional, knowledgeable, and friendly staff. Sit back, relax, and trust that your smile is in exceedingly good hands.

 
 
 

A Caring and Thorough Team

We do not believe in ‘factory-style’ dental care where patients are shuttled in and out and only see the dentist or hygienist for a few minutes during an appointment. Each appointment with us is time reserved specifically for you.

Applying the Latest Technologies

Our team is highly trained in the latest dental approaches and technologies, which allows us to provide every patient with truly personalized attention.

 

 

What Qualifies as a Dental Emergency?

May 24, 2020
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Posted By: Dr. Fairfax & Associates

Your emergency dentist in Fairfax, VA considers anything that causes you pain or puts your health—oral health or otherwise—at risk a dental emergency.

At Dr. Fairfax & Associates, we make time to treat dental emergencies, including during the recent COVID-19 pandemic.

Dental Emergencies

There are all types of dental emergencies—too many scenarios to possibly list them all—but the common ones we see include:

  • A toothache or ongoing tooth sensitivity
  • Jaw or face swelling and pain
  • Broken tooth or restoration
  • Tooth or restoration knocked out or knocked loose
  • Object lodged between teeth
  • Soft tissue trauma

If you have a dental health issue that does not meet the above criteria, we encourage you to contact us. Our trained team can go over your symptoms and make the right determination for you. We will never leave you in pain or at risk.

In some cases, the symptoms point to a root infection—especially if you have a toothache and a blister on your gum. A root infection requires root canal therapy to restore your oral health and rid your tooth of infection.

Your dentist numbs the area and gently removes the infected root and pulp from the tooth. The tooth is then closed with a temporary filling. Later, we offer a tooth crown or a tooth-colored filling to better stabilize the treated tooth.

Preventing Dental Emergencies

At Dr. Fairfax & Associates, we customize your treatment plan, but as a rule, you should visit your dentist twice yearly for a check-up and professional teeth cleaning. It’s also vital to brush and floss regularly — these habits significantly lower your risks for infection and decay-based dental emergencies.

Contact Us for Dental Emergencies in Fairfax

If you have a toothache or other dental health concerns, get in touch with a helpful team member today.

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