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Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Mosaic Dental

Cosmetic, Family, Implant and General Dentistry located in Sterling, VA

A dental emergency can be a stressful experience that requires you to act fast. For this reason, it's crucial to make sure you always have an expert emergency dentist to call. At Mosaic Dental in Sterling, Virginia, Anuradha Beri, BDS, CAGS, MSD, Zia Rizvi, DDS, and the team of dental professionals offer exceptional emergency dentistry and same-day appointments for all of their patients in Florissant, Missouri. If you're experiencing a dental emergency and require urgent care, visit Mosaic Dental or schedule an appointment by phone or online.

Emergency Dentistry Q&A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is dental care geared toward addressing situations that require immediate and urgent attention.

An emergency dentist needs to be incredibly skilled and adept in dental care while also being able to maintain a cool, calm, and collected attitude in high-stress situations.

The talented team at Mosaic Dental offers same-day appointments to provide the care you need whenever you need it.

What do you consider a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is any issue involving your oral tissues (including your teeth, gums, lips, cheeks, mouth, and more) that requires immediate professional care. Dental emergencies can happen for various reasons, whether it be a sports or auto injury, or simply biting down wrong on a hard piece of food.

Examples of common dental emergencies include:

  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Fractured, chipped, or broken tooth
  • Severe toothache
  • Cut, tear, or laceration on your lips, cheeks, gums, or tongue
  • Dislodged restoration, like a crown, bridge, or filling

If you're unsure whether you're experiencing a dental emergency, it's better to be safe than sorry. Call Mosaic Dental to speak to a friendly team member. They can use their expertise to help you determine if you need emergency dental care or a regular office visit.

What should I do during a dental emergency?

If you're experiencing a dental emergency, make your way to Mosaic Dental immediately or call one of the friendly team members for instructions. If you've knocked out your tooth, you should take a few steps before you see your dentist at Mosaic Dental.

First, try to locate the knocked-out tooth. If you're able to find it, pick it up by the crown (the part that sticks out above your gums), and be careful not to touch the roots. Then, rinse off the tooth and your mouth with lukewarm water.

Try to reinsert the tooth in its empty socket. If you can successfully insert it, bite down gently on the tooth and hold it in place. If you can't get the tooth back in its socket, keep it moist by holding it inside your mouth near your cheek, or put it in a glass of milk or saliva to keep the roots from drying out.

When you experience a dental emergency, remember to call Mosaic Dental or book a visit online.