DiRenzo Family Dentistry
Dentists located in Purcellville, VA
When you have a dental emergency, it’s reassuring to know DiRenzo Family Dentistry is available to offer support and care. Dr. Gregory DiRenzo and Dr. Nicholas Bett have the expertise to treat knocked-out teeth, a cracked tooth, or severe toothaches. If you live in Purcellville, Virginia, call the office to make an emergency appointment or check for availability using the online booking tool.
Dental Emergencies Q & A
What are Common Dental Emergencies?
The most common dental emergencies include:
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Knocked-out teeth
- Biting a gum or inside of the cheek
- Sports-related injuries
Not all accidents require immediate attention. Call DiRenzo Family Dentistry and discuss your symptoms; the staff can advise you if they think you need immediate care.
A chipped tooth or minor fracture can often wait a day or two for an appointment. If you’ve lost a tooth, have intense pain, experience swelling, a large piece of a tooth is missing, or you feel the nerve is damaged, call the office for immediate care.
What Should I Do in the Case of a Knocked-Out Tooth?
If you’ve lost a permanent tooth, keep the root as moist as possible. Place the tooth back in the socket without actually touching the root. If you can’t put it there, hold it between your cheek and gums or in a small amount of milk. Head to DiRenzo Family Dentistry as soon as possible; the staff does its best to see you right away.
How Should I Treat a Cracked Tooth?
Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area. Hold a cold compress on the area where the tooth is to reduce swelling. Call the office for an emergency appointment.
What is the Treatment For a Painful Toothache?
If you wake up with a severe toothache or one develops over the course of the day, first rinse your mouth with warm water. Thoroughly floss to remove any food that might be caught between your teeth. Then contact DiRenzo Family Dentistry to make an appointment.
How Can I Prevent a Dental Accident?
Accidents happen, but you can take measures to prevent them from occurring. Good oral hygiene that includes regular brushing and flossing can deter the progression of decay or development of abscesses that cause acute pain.
Wear a mouthguard during sporting events to protect your teeth during rough play or falls. If you play sports such as boxing, basketball, football, or other activities in which your mouth might get hit, ask the staff at DiRenzo Family Dentistry about a custom mouthguard.
What if the Office is Closed?
When you call in after hours, a message on the answering machine directs you how to get immediate care for a dental emergency. Call DiRenzo Family Dentistry during business hours for a follow-up.