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No one wants to experience an oral health emergency, but they happen to the best of us. Dental problems can pop up quickly, often at the most inconvenient times, and for a number of reasons, such as poor oral hygiene or trauma. Regardless of what initiates your dental emergency, it’s important to seek professional treatment as quickly as possible to prevent the condition from worsening. When you are looking for an experienced emergency dentist, Dr. Seto at Dentistree of Manassas is here to help. Here’s what you should know before calling our office to have your dental emergency resolved safely, quickly, and conveniently.

What is a Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies can be categorized by trauma to the mouth that affects the appearance, function, or comfort of one’s mouth. Typically, dental emergencies cause severe pain or a significant aesthetic problem that cannot be managed at home and require immediate attention from a dentist.

What Should I Do If I Have a Dental Emergency?

No matter when you experience a dental emergency, it’s best to call our emergency dental clinic right away if you are suffering from a mouth injury or trauma. When you do, an experienced team member can assess the urgency of the situation, tell you when you should come to see Dr. Seto, and how to manage the problem on your own until then. 

When Should You See an Emergency Dentist?

If your teeth, gums, or mouth are causing you pain or if you’ve experienced an injury that has greatly altered the appearance of one or more of your teeth, it’s best to consult an emergency dentist right away. Even if you must be referred to a specialist for further treatment, Dr. Seto at Dentistree of Manassas can give you a diagnosis, treatment plan, and help you manage any discomfort you may have.

How Can I Manage the Pain?

Many dental emergencies are quite painful. If you are suffering from oral pain, an over-the-counter pain reliever can help while you wait to be seen by Dr. Seto. 

Do You Take Walk-In Patients?

If you need urgent dental care, you are welcome to stop by our office to be seen as a walk-in patient. We will do our best to fit you in between our previously scheduled patients. However, it’s always a good idea to call in advance.

Emergency Dental Care in Manassas, VA

Common Dental Emergencies

Dr. Seto is well-equipped to handle an array of dental emergencies, including:

  • Broken dentures
  • Missing fillings or crowns
  • Broken or cracked teeth
  • Abscessed teeth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Soft tissue injuries

Do You Have Same-Day Appointments?

Often times, we have space available to schedule a same-day emergency appointment as needed. While this is true, our dental team may be limited on the extent of treatment they can provide depending on your needs and the time we have available. During your same-day appointment, Dr. Seto can identify any oral health issues you may have, as well as formulating a personalized treatment plan, and help alleviate any pain you may be experiencing.

Do You Have Emergency Hours Not Listed on the Website?

We do not have emergency hours apart from our normal business hours, nor are we open on weekends or at night. If you have a dental emergency when our office is closed, please call our answering service; they will contact Dr. Seto if needed.

How to Avoid Dental Emergencies

Other than daily brushing and flossing, visiting Dentistree of Manassas twice a year for routine dental exams and cleanings can play a crucial role in avoiding dental emergencies from taking place. With bi-annual check-ups, Dr. Seto can help keep your smile healthy and strong. 

Dental emergencies can happen to anyone and can get worse very quickly if left untreated. If you experience pain or trauma to your teeth, gums, or mouth, don’t wait to seek urgent dental care. Dr. Seto and his trusted team at Dentistree of Manassas can help restore your smile quickly and comfortably.