Dental Emergency FAQ's
If you are experiencing a dental emergency near Rockville MD, the first thing you should do is call us at 301-424-2030, or text our after-hours number at 240-277-4221. We can also be reached online here.
While you are contacting us, there are a few steps you can take to ensure that your emergency does not get any worse. Read our dental emergency FAQs to discover how you can address major concerns while you contact your Rockville MD dentist, Dr. Norkiewicz.
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Problem: Your tooth was totally knocked out.
Quick fix: Pick up the tooth by the top or around the sides – never touch the roots if you can help it. Rinse it off very carefully without scrubbing, just to remove any dirt from where it fell. Put the tooth with the roots down back into the socket it came from, and gently bite down to hold it in place. If this won’t work, put the tooth in a cup of milk and then get to the Rockville emergency dentist right away. Contact us for an emergency dental appointment asap.
Problem: Your tooth was knocked out of place, but is still connected to the gum.
Quick fix: If your tooth is sticking out funny, but still connected to your gums, try pushing the tooth back into place, and then bite down gently to keep the tooth from moving. If this causes you pain, stop and call us right away. We offer emergency dentistry for this exact scenario. Dental emergencies are never planned. They happen when you least expect them.
Other Dental Emergency FAQs
The two issues listed above need to be addressed right away. There are other common dental emergencies such as:
- Cracked or chipped tooth
- Wound on your cheek, lip, tongue, etc.
- Issue with a crown or other restoration
These may not be emergencies. Call or text us if you are not sure.
If you are:
- Bleeding from the mouth
- In severe pain due to the injury
- Have loose or knocked out teeth
- Have swelling, bulges, or knots on your mouth or gums
…then you should call us for an emergency appointment.
Contact Your Emergency Dentist in Rockville MD
Texting our after-hours number (240-277-4221) is the best way to get in touch with us for a dental emergency appointement in Rockville MD at Rockville Dental Arts.