Dental emergencies are stressful and unpredictable, so it’s essential to have a trustworthy and experienced dentist on your side when you’re dealing with a situation like this. Patients in Vienna, Virginia, and surrounding areas can rely on Dr. Foad Farhoumand, Dr. Farah Farhoumand, and the Farhoumand Dentistry team for prompt and expert care, so contact Farhoumand Dentistry whenever an emergency occurs.
If you're dealing with a dental issue that can't wait for tomorrow, it's usually classified as a dental emergency. Some of the most common dental emergencies that Drs. Foad and Farah Farhoumand help with include:
You'll need to come to Farhoumand Dentistry as soon as possible, so call them what you're dealing with. Calling ahead is critical because it lets the team make any scheduling changes necessary to allow your dentist to see you promptly when you arrive.
If you're bleeding in the mouth, place some clean cotton gauze directly on the bleeding area and apply light pressure. If that's too painful, leave the gauze in your mouth to absorb some of the blood until you arrive at Farhoumand Dentistry.
If you knock your tooth out, retrieve the tooth and run it under water to clean it. Then try to put it back in the socket right away. If that's too painful, drop it in a glass of regular (full fat) cow's milk. This will help preserve the tooth until you arrive at our office. If you arrive quickly, your dentist may be able to reattach your tooth.
If you have a broken or cracked tooth, apply a cold compress to your outer jaw to help manage the pain and swelling until you arrive.
If your filling comes loose, try to retrieve the loose filling so your dentist can examine it. Protect the exposed cavity with a piece of sugar-free gum if possible. While this is a temporary measure, it will protect the cavity while you're en route to the office.
Dr. Foad and Dr. Farah are here to help with dental emergencies Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm and Saturday from 9am-2pm. The Farhoumand Dentistry team will always do their best to accommodate emergencies promptly.
If you have a dental emergency, contact us online or by phone for help.