Call Dupont Dental in the event of a dental emergency at (202) 946-4720.
Dental emergencies are dental problems that require immediate care. Immediately treating a dental emergency can prevent future complications and maintain the patient’s oral health.
Dr. Christopher Banks, your emergency dentist in Washington, DC, provides prompt dental treatment for patients with sudden or severe dental issues. We treat dental emergencies as a general dentistry service in Washington, DC.
Emergency Dentist in Washington, DC
Visiting the dentist for professional, prompt care is essential in a dental emergency. Our emergency dental treatments can address problems that include:
If you experience tooth pain, you may have a dental injury, tooth wear, or even a tooth infection. While tooth sensitivity is not an emergency, we will recommend that patients visit us for treatment to address common problems like tooth wear.
However, if you experience severe tooth pain, contact our office. You can apply a cold compress depending on where you feel pain. You may also take pain medication before your visit. We will examine your smile and determine the best treatment for your smile.
After you break a tooth, rinse your mouth with warm water. Apply pressure to the area to stave off bleeding. Take pain medication as needed and contact our office. We may recommend dental bonding treatment or a crown depending on the extent of your damage. Bonding can add structure to teeth, including chipped or cracked teeth, and tooth crowns fully cover teeth to address wear and fractures.
Have you just knocked out a permanent tooth? Hold the tooth by the top or crown if you can locate it. Then, clean the tooth with water. You can try to place the tooth back in its socket and bite it down. However, contact our office if you cannot place the tooth back in your mouth.
Bring the tooth with you in a cup of saliva. We may be able to reattach the tooth. Our office may recommend a dental implant if patients lose their tooth or teeth. Implants are titanium metal posts that support restorations like dental crowns, bridges, and dentures.
Broken Dental Restorations
If you have just broken a dental filling, tooth crown, dental bridge, or denture, receiving a temporary restoration is essential to prevent damage to the teeth or gums. Do not try to place the restoration back in your mouth.
You can bring the restoration to our office. We will make a temporary restoration and work with you to create a custom replacement.
Soft Tissue Bleeding
If you have cut the soft tissues of your mouth or experience excessive bleeding after dental treatment, it’s essential to receive professional care. Place pressure on the source of the bleeding with gauze or a clean cloth.
When you visit our office, we will find the source of your bleeding and the best treatment for your needs.
Receive Dental Care Today
Contact our office for emergency dental care by calling (202) 946-4720. If you need dental care but don’t have an emergency, schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Banks online. You can also contact us if you have a problem but are unsure if you need emergency care. We’re here to help.