February 4, 2016
Dental emergencies can happen anywhere, anytime — but knowing who to call can help you or your loved one find the relief you need fast. And guess what? Vienna Smiles is where you can find your emergency dentist in Vienna VA, too. Program our number in your phone and read about what to do in the most common emergencies below — because it never hurts to be prepared.
What to do in an urgent dental situation
Our team knows that dental emergencies can happen to anyone, at any moment of the day. A bike ride gone awry, a misstep or a car accident can all leave you with a damaged smile — and probably in a lot of pain, too. Follow these tips and feel confident knowing help is on its way.
#1: Keep calm and call Vienna Smiles
The moment an emergency dental situation pops up, the two most urgent steps are to keep calm and then call Vienna Smiles to let us know you need to be seen immediately. To help, store our number in your phone or display it prominently in your home: (571) 350-3348.
#2: Stop the bleeding
If you or your loved one are experiencing bleeding as a result of your injury, try to slow it by applying gentle, firm pressure with a clean gauze or cloth. If bleeding doesn’t subside after 10 minutes of pressure, head straight to the emergency room.
#3: Collect the missing pieces
One of the most common dental emergencies is a knocked out or broken tooth. If it happens to you, collect the tooth or its pieces and rinse off any debris. If the whole tooth was lost, store it in the empty socket or a cup of milk until you can reach your dental office. And don’t forget that time is of the essence in these situations — teeth are more likely to be successfully reattached within the first two hours of loss.
#4: Manage the pain
For help managing discomfort until you can reach Vienna Smiles, take an over-the-counter pain medication. If bleeding is present, make sure you choose something like Aleve or Tylenol, which won’t thin the blood.
#5: Reduce swelling
Facial injuries often result in a fair amount of swelling. Help reduce it by applying an ice pack to the affected area in 15-minute intervals.
Save our number to protect your smile today!
You’ve got our number, (571) 350-3348, now write it down and remember to call us as soon as you know you’ve got a dental emergency on your hands! Our team knows you deserve better than to wait in pain, so we’ll work to get you a same day appointment if you need it. Time is of the essence, so don’t ever, ever wait — call us ASAP!
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