Care for Dental Emergencies Near Fredericksburg

Dental emergencies always seem to occur at the most inconvenient times, even if you’re extremely cautious. Accidents happen when we least expect them, which is why it’s important to know you have an experienced, compassionate emergency dentist. 

Dr. Mohamed Elnahass is highly skilled at handling dental emergencies in Fredericksburg with empathy and efficiency. Emergency dental care at Blue Bird Dentistry can save your pearly whites and preserve your oral health for years to come. 

Man holding face in pain from dental emergency near FredericksburgHow Do I Know If I Need Emergency Dental Care? 

Pain is a way our body tells us that something may be off-kilter. It’s important we listen to what our body is telling us when we experience pain, especially if it involves our oral health. It’s better (and safer!) to find the source of the problem rather than ignore it and hope it goes away on its own. 

Dental emergencies and tooth pain aren’t always obvious. Sometimes, a toothache or cracked tooth may not require urgent care, but it depends on the extent of the damage and severity of pain you experience. “Better safe than sorry” is our philosophy, so please don’t hesitate to call us at (540) 373-1641 with your questions or concerns about urgent dental care. 

Common Signs of a Dental Emergency 

There are several reasons why you may need an emergency dentist, but some symptoms are more common than others.

Here are four common signs you may be experiencing a dental emergency:

  1. Swollen or bleeding gums – Swollen or bleeding gums may indicate gum disease (periodontal disease) or inflammation. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, advanced stages of periodontal disease can lead to sore, swollen, and bleeding gums, difficulties chewing, and tooth loss. If you experience gum-related swelling or bleeding, please call us as soon as possible. Dr. Elnhass can help control the infection, provide you with the appropriate treatment, and lead you down a path toward a healthier, long-lasting smile. 
     
  2. Abscessed or infected tooth – An abscessed or infected tooth can cause facial swelling or bumps to form on your gums. If you have an abscess or infection, Dr. Elnahass may perform a tooth extraction or root canal therapy to save your tooth and protect your oral health.  
     
  3. Broken or cracked tooth – Depending on the severity of the broken tooth, it may or may not constitute an emergency dental appointment. If you have a broken tooth, collect the pieces and bring them to your appointment. Dr. Elnahass can restore your smile with either a durable composite filling or a natural-looking dental crown. 
     
  4. Dental trauma – Do you have a knocked-out tooth? If you act quickly after your injury, we may be able to re-implant it. But we must see you within an hour or two, and you need to keep the tooth root moist in milk or saliva so it remains viable. Call us immediately. If your injury involves excessive bleeding or injury to your jaw or face, please call 911 or go to an emergency room.

Our Fredericksburg Emergency Dentist Can Save Your SmileEnlarged tooth next to first aid kit

When it comes to emergency dental services in Fredericksburg, our skilled and compassionate team at Blue Bird Dentistry are the first responders you can count on for help. Dr. Elnahass provides emergency tooth repair, extractions, or restorations for lost fillings or crowns, as well as other smile-saving treatments. 

The longer you wait to get necessary dental care, the more damaging your situation can become. Whether you experience severe tooth pain, a broken tooth, or bleeding and swollen gums, we encourage you to call us at (540) 373-1641