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What constitutes a dental emergency?

An urgent dental emergency is any situation that occurs with your oral health that involves pain, swelling, or bleeding. Other problems like lost crowns and fillings are not critical but still require prompt treatment to protect your oral health.

How can you tell the difference? You can’t always, which is why we recommend that you contact our dental team at (301) 972-1600 as soon as a situation arises. All our team members are knowledgeable about dental emergencies and can provide guidance and reassurance.

woman holding jaw from pain during dental emergency in GermantownCall an Emergency Dentist in Germantown, MD

If you experience any of the following dental emergencies, please call our Germantown, MD dental office as soon as possible:

  • Tooth pain or discomfort
  • Jaw pain and swelling
  • Painful dental abscess
  • Root infection
  • Extreme sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Pain when chewing
  • Cracked, loose, or broken teeth
  • Broken fillings, crowns, or dentures

In each case, there are steps you can take for self-care until you see our dentist. When you call and we know the specific nature of your emergency, a helpful member of our team will explain them to you.

Same-Day Emergency Dentistry for Your Comfort

There’s nothing worse than having a toothache and waiting to be seen by a dentist. Dr. Fernando Archuleta knows that you want prompt relief and treatment, so he offers same-day emergency dentistry at our Germantown dental office.

If you are in pain or experience unusual problems like bleeding, swelling, or extreme tooth sensitivity, call us at (301) 972-1600, and we will arrange to see you right away. 

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