If you are experiencing a dental emergency in Ashburn or Great Falls, Virginia, contact Costa Dentistry as soon as possible. Our team will provide you with instructions on what to do and make arrangements for you to come in and meet with us to receive emergency dental care. Our dentists and team are committed to helping you regain a healthy mouth and smile as quickly as possible.
If you have a broken jaw, have experienced trauma to your head or neck, or have suffered another serious injury, please visit the emergency room or your medical physician before seeking dental treatment. If you believe your injury is life-threatening, call 911 or go directly to the nearest emergency room.
What is a dental emergency?
A dental emergency is any situation that requires treatment from a dentist to resolve. True dental emergencies usually involve some kind of dental trauma or damage that causes you discomfort. Common types of dental emergencies include:
- Broken, cracked, chipped or fractured teeth
- Severe or lasting toothaches
- Knocked-out or partially knocked-out teeth
- Lost or damaged dental restorations (crowns, fillings, etc.)
- Damage to the soft oral tissues, including the tongue, cheeks, gums or lips
How do dental emergencies occur?
Dental emergencies can occur as a result of any number of situations, including bad falls, sports injuries, or bike or car accidents. People of all ages can traumatically injure a tooth.
What do I do if I have a dental emergency?
Call our office immediately to reserve an emergency visit. Getting emergency care as soon as possible is vital in minimizing the damage and preventing lasting side effects. We understand that dental emergencies are impossible to plan for, so please call us at any time.