Dental Emergency Specialist

West End Dental

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Downtown, DC and Foggy Bottom, DC, Washington, DC

In the event of a dental emergency, don’t wait to seek professional medical help. Taking prompt action could mean the difference between saving or losing a tooth or needing surgery. At West End Dental in Downtown Washington, DC, Lauren Izadi, DDS, Edward Kim, MS, DDS, and the team provide treatment for dental emergencies. They are available on call and provide weekend appointments and urgent care as well. To schedule an appointment, call the office to speak with a member of the administrative staff, or walk-in during normal business hours today. You can also book your appointment online.

Dental Emergency Q&A

What is a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is any type of oral health problem that requires immediate treatment. If you or a loved one experiences a dental emergency, due to an accident or injury, it’s important to stay calm and act quickly. The sooner you receive treatment, the easier it is to relieve pain and preserve your smile.

In the event of a dental emergency, contact West End Dental right away. Your symptoms will only get worse without treatment and may even jeopardize your physical health. 

What issues are considered a dental emergency?

At West End Dental, the team diagnoses and treats all types of dental emergencies, including:

  • Severe toothaches
  • Swollen gums
  • Bleeding that won’t stop
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Cracked, chipped, or damaged teeth
  • Oral trauma

It’s also considered a dental emergency if you lose or damage an oral prosthetic. If you chip, crack, or damage a crown, bridge, or dentures, your West End Dental provider can make quick in-office repairs to prevent further problems.

If I lose a tooth due to an accident or injury, what should I do?

Losing a permanent tooth is one of the most serious dental emergencies, so it’s important to act with a sense of urgency.

In the event of a lost tooth, carefully pick it up by the crown and rinse it of debris in cool tap water. Once your tooth is clean, try and put it back in your mouth. If it wobbles, put it in a glass of milk.

Next, call West End Dental. Explain the circumstances of your dental emergency and the amount of pain you’re experiencing. The receptionist will give you instructions to limit pain and bleeding on your way to the office. 

What if I experience a dental emergency after hours?

If you experience a dental emergency after normal business hours or on the weekend, contact West End Dental. 

The team has a dental emergency hotline and is available on call. No matter the time of the day, they provide high-quality treatment in a timely manner. When necessary, the team also provides weekend appointments and urgent care. 

To receive treatment for a dental emergency, schedule an appointment at West End Dental. Call the office to speak with a member of the administrative staff, or simply walk-in during normal business hours today. You can also book your appointment online.