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Emergency Dentistry in Fredericksburg, VA

Man in a white shirt cringes because of a dental emergency and touches his cheek due to mouth pain

North River Dental Care is open for both routine dental care and dental emergencies in Fredericksburg, VA! If you find yourself experiencing unbearable pain, swelling, bleeding, or have a damaged or knocked-out tooth, please call our office right away for an urgent appointment with our emergency dentist, Dr. Bailey.

In this blog post, we talk about some common emergency services that we provide. You can also check out our emergency page for more information.

Emergency Root Canal Therapy

If your tooth is hurting unbearably, you may need root canal therapy to treat and clean out an infected pulp, the inner layer of your tooth. Please call our office and set up ...

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We Are Open for Dental Emergencies During COVID-19

Announcement to say North River Dental Care is temporarily closed to non-emergency dental care

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, our Fredericksburg dental office is operating under limited hours for dental emergencies only. The safety and health of our patients, our employees, and our community are our top priorities. We will let you know when we are once again able to provide our patients with the quality care and the safe environment that is a hallmark of our practice.

North River Dental Care adheres to the strict safety standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We have always been extremely mindful of our patients' health and ...

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How to Handle a Dental Emergency While Traveling

Dental emergencies can be really frightening. When you’re traveling, they are especially unpleasant because you’re trying to have a good time and now your plans are interrupted. Here are tips on how to handle a dental emergency while traveling:

Know What a Dental Emergency Is

Knowing what constitutes a dental emergency is important. Toothaches are common if you’re traveling by plane because of the change in air pressure. However, if the toothache persists even after you get off the plane and you’ve taken a painkiller and rinsed out your mouth, you should consider seeing a dentist. Other dental emergencies include cracked or chipped teeth, lost crowns and fillings, broken dentures, and permanent ...

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Warning Signs of Serious Dental Problems

It’s important not to ignore oral health issues because they indicate something is wrong that needs treatment! Let us know if you're experiencing any of the following:

1. Toothache

Sometimes a toothache is simply caused by a pesky popcorn kernel or piece of spinach stuck between your teeth. But other times, a toothache means you have advanced tooth decay or a tooth infection that requires root canal therapy. You may also have an impacted wisdom tooth.

2. Bleeding or Sore Gums

Sore or bleeding gums can be a warning sign of early-stage gum disease. Gingivitis, characterized by mild gum inflammation and irritation, is the initial and reversible stage of gum disease. Advanced ...

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Dental Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

dental symptoms you should not ignore woman with tooth pain

At North River Dental Care, we know there are a lot of reasons why people might put off seeing the dentist. Work, life, kids, and stress… there never seems to be enough time in the day! But even with everything else you have going on in your life, there are certain dental and oral symptoms that you should never ignore. We’re here to help you prioritize your dental health and wellbeing by providing insight into these dental warning signs and symptoms.

Throbbing Pain: If you are experiencing intense, throbbing pain localized to one of your teeth, it is a possible sign of damage to your tooth’s nerve. The danger is that ...

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Do you know what to do in a dental emergency?

At North River Dental Care in Fredericksburg, VA, Dr. Bailey and his staff offer comprehensive dental care for patients of all ages. If you suffer a dental emergency, we are here to help you find relief in a comfortable and timely manner. Dental emergencies seem to happen when we least expect them. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared! Below are our tips for what to do in a dental emergency. Whether you have a tumble on the playground, a mishap in your kickboxing class, or simply a troublesome toothache, we can help you feel prepared.

Stay Calm

stay calm during a dental emergency

In any emergency, ...

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