Have An Emergency?
In case of a dental emergency, contact us by PHONE at 804-302-5981 to let us know you have a dental emergency. We provide new and existing patients with same-day appointments for all dental emergencies.
At Midlothian Dental Center, we’re on-call 24/7 because sometimes the unexpected happens. If you think you have an emergency dental needs, please call and alert us as soon as possible, so we can diagnose and treat you quickly.
What To Do In An Emergency
We understand that dental emergencies can be very distressing. Here is what you should do before your same-day appointment:
- If you lost your tooth, do not touch the root. Leave the tooth in the socket if possible. If this isn’t possible, put your tooth in a glass of milk or water and bring it to your appointment.
- If your tooth is broken, put your tooth in a glass of milk or water and bring it to your appointment.
- Apply ice to relieve any discomfort.
- Finally, try not to panic. Most broken or lost teeth CAN be saved. The sooner you come in, the better.
What can you expect at your emergency dental visit?
DIAGNOSING THE PROBLEM
Our team will quickly diagnose the problem, relieve any discomfort or anxiety you have, and make a plan for your treatment. At Midlothian Dental Center, we have a highly skilled and medically trained nurse anesthetist on staff that can provide a variety of necessary sedation options for patients.
You can expect to be thoroughly briefed at every step. We will explain the benefits of each option, so you can make an informed decision. Our digital X-ray will reveal whether your tooth can be bonded and protected against infection and injury. Most accidents—from broken teeth to lost teeth—can be treated in a single visit and saved.
In a few cases –
BROKEN OR MISSING TOOTH:
In the event that your broken or missing tooth cannot be saved and requires an extraction, we can provide a dental implant that blends naturally with your smile.
We will choose the intervention that is as least invasive as possible, but in some cases, oral surgery may be recommended. This is more common for dental implants, wisdom tooth removal, jaw correction, or TMJ. If this is the case, we will walk you through your diagnosis and treatment options.
At Midlothian Dental Center, we use the latest technologies—digital x-rays and imaging, laser dentistry, air abrasion, intraoral cameras, diagnodents, and sedation dentistry. We’re prepared to help you through dental emergencies not only with exceptional care, but with a clear plan that will put you at ease.