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.
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.