What is a Dental Emergency?
- Injuries that cause a tooth to become loose or get knocked ou
- Spontaneous pain that is that is now associated with chewing
- Pain that lasts several hours
- Pain, waking your child up at night
- Swelling of the face
When to call the Lifetime Dental Care emergency line?
Most dental emergencies can wait until normal business hours. If you are a patient of record and experiencing pain, swelling, abscess, injury or extensive discomfort after a dental procedure, please call our office at (703) 499-9779 and hold for a prompt to connect to our emergency line. We may be able to collect data over the phone that may help you provide home care for your dental emergency or be able to phone in a prescription, such as an antibiotic, that may provide overnight relief. Please call our emergency line at (703) 499-9779 to get in touch with our emergency doctor on call.
When to call the Emergency room?
Although most dental problems can be resolved during normal business hours there are some circumstances that may warrant immediate attention or even a visit to the emergency room.
- Head injury that involves extensive facial lacerations
- Head injury that results in fatigue, vomiting, dizziness or loss of consciousness
- Excessive bleeding that cannot be stopped after pressure application
- Facial swelling that extends to the eye or past the jaw line
- A full rooted tooth that becomes knocked out after injury