Dental Emergencies

Downtown Dental is your trusted Emergency Dentist in Charlottesville. We understand that it can be very scary if you are having a dental emergency. The most important thing to do is to stay calm. Our experienced team of dentists is well-equipped to handle a wide range of dental emergencies, ensuring prompt relief and exceptional treatment for patients in Charlottesville and surrounding areas. If you think you may be having a dental emergency, it is important to contact our office as soon as possible.

Some situations that might constitute a dental emergency include:

  • Chipping, cracking, or breaking a tooth
  • Knocking a tooth out
  • Bleeding
  • Abscess, sometimes presenting as a salty or bitter taste
  • Swelling
  • Severe toothache or pain when chewing
  • Loss or damage of dental restorations such as a filling or crown
  • Sports-related injury

The Process

Your first step in a dental emergency should be to call our office and describe the situation. Depending on your level of discomfort, you might not need to come in right away. If the dental emergency is serious, however, our dentists are always ready to take action.

If a tooth has been knocked out of its socket, it’s important to get to our office as soon as possible. A lost tooth might be able to be reimplanted if you act quickly. To prevent the tooth from drying out, store it in a glass of saline solution, or in a glass of milk until you arrive.

If you experience profuse bleeding, you should first go to the emergency room before calling our office to follow up.

Don’t let dental emergencies disrupt your life any longer. Contact our Emergency Dentist in Charlottesville at 434.971.7400 to schedule your emergency appointment. Our friendly staff is ready to assist you and provide the immediate care you need. We prioritize your comfort and well-being, ensuring a seamless experience from the moment you call us to the completion of your treatment. Trust us to restore your oral health and bring back your smile. We are just a phone call away!