Emergency Dentistry in Germantown

woman holding jaw from dental emergency pain in Germantown MDThere are all sorts of dental emergencies, and they range from mildly annoying to excruciatingly painful. Whatever your situation is, we understand that you need relief and reassurance, and you need it fast.

At Century Dental, Dr. Fernando Archuleta provides both. He will perform an exam to determine the nature of your emergency and provide expert treatment to get you out of pain and back to living your life.

If you have an urgent situation, such as an excruciating toothache, jaw pain, or swelling, we offer same-day emergency dentistry in Germantown, MD and will see you as quickly as possible to resolve your problem.

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 may not require immediate attention, but you still need treatment as soon as possible. 

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 dental emergency arises. 

All our team members are trained and knowledgeable and will ask about your symptoms. They will schedule an emergency dental appointment for you as soon as possible—the same day if you’re in pain.

Common Dental Emergencies We Treat

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
  • Infected tooth
  • Extreme sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Pain when chewing
  • Cracked, loose, or broken teeth
  • Broken fillings, crowns, or dentures

In each case, there are things you can do at home to care for yourself until you see our dentist. Call Century Dental at (301) 972-1600, and a helpful member of our team will tell you what to do to relieve your pain or prevent the situation from worsening. 

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

Germantown MD family of Mother, father, and daughter brushing their teethYou can’t prevent every dental emergency, but it is possible to minimize them by taking simple preventive steps. Brushing twice a day and flossing once are a must if you want to maintain excellent oral health. Visiting us for exams and teeth cleanings every six months allows our dentist to find that tiny cavity or broken filling and treat it before it becomes a painful dental emergency.

Combining these steps with a healthy diet free of a lot of sweet and starchy foods can save you the time, expense, and inconvenience of dental emergencies.

Same-Day Emergency Dentistry in Germantown, MD

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.