Emergency Dentistry

Ella DerMinassian, DDS -  - General Dentist

Fallsgrove Park Dental

Ella DerMinassian, DDS

General and Cosmetic Dentist located in Rockville, MD

It can be overwhelming to know who to turn to when you have a dental emergency. Rest assured you and your family are in good hands with Ella DerMinassian, DDS, and the team at Fallsgrove Park Dental in Rockville, Maryland. When the unexpected happens and you’re dealing with a cracked tooth, tooth pain, knocked-out teeth, and other dental emergencies, call Fallsgrove Park Dental or book an appointment online today. You are also welcome to walk in during business hours. We also service the nearby areas of Gaithersburg, and North Potomac, MD.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

Am I dealing with a dental emergency?

If you or your loved one has a dental emergency, it’s important to act as quickly as possible. First and foremost, call your dentist. Examples of dental emergencies include:

  • A severely cracked or broken tooth
  • Bleeding in your mouth
  • Uncomfortable swelling in your gums, mouth, or tongue
  • Trauma to your jaw or mouth area
  • A cut or tear on your lips
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • A loose tooth
  • Intense tooth or mouth pain
  • A need for extractions

Even if you don’t think it’s a dental emergency, you should still visit Fallsgrove Park Dental for an evaluation. Dr. DerMinassian can discuss your treatment options and educate you on how to optimize your dental health.

What types of treatment can be provided?

Dr. DerMinassian has extensive experience repairing broken teeth, performing tooth extractions, and treating oral abscesses. She also offers restorative procedures to strengthen decaying, cracked, or weak teeth and works with patients to treat impacted wisdom teeth.

What should I do if my tooth is knocked out?

If a tooth is returned to its socket within an hour of the accident, it has a good chance of being saved. Not only should you keep the tooth, but rinse off the root under water if it’s dirty, and try to put it back into place, if possible. If it fits back in place, hold it in place by biting down on moistened gauze or a wet tea bag. 

Take extra care not to swallow the tooth. If the tooth doesn’t fit back in, don’t force it. Put the tooth in a small container of milk or a cup of water with a pinch of salt. You’ll need to see Dr. D right away.

If you have any swelling, Dr. DerMinassian might also suggest using an ice pack to reduce pain and redness until you arrive. Don’t delay in seeking immediate medical attention for your dental emergency. Call, book online, or walk in during office hours to get your smile back on the right track.

For more information on what to do during a dental emergency, please reference the article by Cleveland Clinic: Learn More