Fredericksburg Dental Emergencies
Emergency Dentist in Fredericksburg, VA
Dental emergencies can happen when you least expect them. They are often quite painful and can leave you desperate to find relief. Luckily, if you live in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, or the surrounding communities, help is only a phone call away! We reserve time in our day to accommodate dental emergencies, and can often see you the same day you call! No one should suffer through tooth pain, and with North River Dental Care on your side, you don't have to.
Gentle Dental Care for the Whole Family
We welcome emergency patients of all ages. Kids, parents and seniors all love North River! Whether you have a toothache, just had an accident on the playground or need an urgent smile fix before your important business meeting, we’ve got you covered. Dr. Bailey offers comprehensive dental care, so you're in good hands when you come to see us for a dental emergency. We understand that there is no “good time” to have a dental emergency, so we do everything we can to handle your “unfortunate event” in a comfortable, convenient and timely manner.
Flexible Payment Options
We also offer a wide range of payment options, to help you get the care you need. If you have dental insurance, we will file it for you and help you maximize your benefits. Even if you don't have insurance, we still have lots of great options for you! We offer multiple payment plans that can help you get your dental treatment for a low monthly payment. We also accept most major credit cards. In short, if you have an urgent dental crisis, we are fully prepared to take care of your every need. Contact us right away!
What should I do if I’m experiencing a dental emergency?
The best thing you can do before you head to our practice is give our front office a quick call to describe the situation and let us know that you are on your way over. This allows our team to begin preparing for your arrival, and we may be able to offer some quick advice over the phone that can help you in the meantime. In rare cases, a patient will think that they’re experiencing an emergency, but their situation does not require immediate attention, and when this happens, we’d be glad to set up an appointment for you at a later date. If you need to speak with an emergency dentist in Fredericksburg, please call our office at 540-369-4939.
What is considered a dental emergency?
Certain situations are always considered dental emergencies. For example, a knocked-out tooth needs immediate assistance to save the tooth and reattach it. Some common dental emergencies that require urgent dental care include:
- Cracked, Broken, or Dislodged Tooth
- Severe Bleeding or Swelling
- Unbearable Tooth, Gum, or Mouth Pain
- Lost Dental Restoration
- Foreign Object Wedged Between Teeth
- Gum Abscess
Should I go to the hospital or the dentist?
In stressful situations, it can be difficult to determine what to do and where to go. Some patients decide to go to an emergency room for a tooth, gum, or jaw-related issue when they should be making an emergency dentist appointment instead. Many times, the ER will only be able to offer some pain relief and a referral to an emergency dentist, unless you have more severe injuries that are not related to the teeth or mouth. If you are unsure what to do, you are welcome to contact our office so we can advise you on the best course of action to take.