What Constitutes an Emergency?
You should contact our dentistry office as quickly as possible if you suffer:
- A knocked-out tooth
- A chipped tooth
- A toothache
- Swollen gums
- A cracked tooth
- A dental crown or veneer that fell off
Sudden dental trauma can cause significant discomfort and damage the appearance of your teeth. Our team is happy to provide the emergency dentistry you need to resolve your issue as quickly and comfortably as possible.
Do I Need an Emergency Room Visit or Specialized Care for Dental Emergencies?
If you experience sudden oral pain or trauma to your mouth, your initial reaction may be to head to the hospital. While certain circumstances like a broken jaw or a severe laceration will require the help of an ER doctor, our dentists are often better equipped to handle specific dental emergencies. A visit to our Fairfax office can save you time and money by getting you the care you need sooner, without the hefty fees that come with the emergency room.
Why Choose Us?
Immediate CareDid your tooth get knocked out at a soccer game? Are you waking up at 3 AM with excruciating dental pain that won't go away? Give us a call and we'll get you an appointment right away with one of our three dentists.
ExpertiseHere at Fairfax Family Dental Care, we specialize in providing emergency dental services. We've seen every case imaginable, and we are experts when it comes to treating urgent matters. Each of our three dentists has many years of experience.
Compassionate CareWe understand that a dental emergency can be extremely stressful to deal with. Although emergency care is urgent, our dental team still takes the time to treat each patient like family and help them feel as comfortable as possible.
Advanced EquipmentWhen it comes to treating dental emergencies, you want the best equipment and techniques available. We use the world’s most advanced X-ray machine, among other cutting-edge tools. Our technology ensures accurate diagnoses, comfortable treatment, and a straightforward recovery period with no surprises.
Hear From a Real Patient's Father
"You have my deepest thanks for your unwavering dedication and exceptional care in helping my son. Your commitment to his well-being during his emergency and throughout his recovery has made a world of difference in his life and, by extension, mine. Your willingness to help when no one else would and provide the level of care that you have demonstrated is truly extraordinary. Please accept our heartfelt thanks for you and your team’s exceptional care, professionalism, and genuine concern for my son's well-being. You have made a lasting, positive impact on our lives, and we will be forever grateful." Tom Saporito - 5-Star Review - 2023
We're Always Ready for Emergencies Contact Us Now
Here at Fairfax Family Dental Care, we know that an emergency dental appointment can be intimidating, so we strive to provide a calm and welcoming environment for our patients. Our dental office features numerous amenities, including complimentary beverages, calm lighting, and ample seating throughout the office. Our office also has an open layout that is accessible to patients with disabilities. For same-day treatment, request an appointment online or call our dental office in Fairfax, VA, at:
"5 enthusiastic stars!!" Emergency Dentistry When You Need It Most
Dr. Kirksey was amazing. He saw my son on an emergency Saturday appointment and went out of his way to provide extended care and provided us much more cost-effective options (on the emergency and non-emergency dental issues) than many other dentists I’ve consulted. He was direct but supportive in chatting with my son, and even gave us his direct cell phone for any follow-up. Wish we had discovered him earlier. 5 enthusiastic stars!!View on Google
I cane to Fairfax Family Dental first because I needed some emergency work done for a tooth was painful and the doctor and staff took excellent care of me. And what impressed me about their genuine care. I've now chosen them as my nee dentist home. They really have made me feel comfortable and at ease about going to the dentist. I truly recommend if you're looking for a new dentist home, consider these folks!!!View on Google
Accurate Diagnoses for Optimal Care
While emergencies are time-sensitive, our dentists don't rush their work or cut any corners. We take the time to understand your case and determine the best course of action for treatment. We use advanced technology to take digital scans of your mouth and diagnose your condition with confidence. When you visit us, you're in the hands of dentists who genuinely care about their work.
Emergencies We Can Treat
Tooth pain can be unbearable and requires immediate attention. A toothache can be caused by several different dental complications, including infection or decay. For an infected tooth, our emergency dentists perform conservative root canal treatment in order to avoid the need for an extraction. For a minor toothache that is caused by a cavity, we can provide a dental filling.
Broken, Chipped, or Cracked Teeth
Structural damage to a tooth can be excruciating, especially if the damage extends to your root. Our dentists provide pain relief and can restore any broken teeth you have. If you have suffered severe damage, we can create and place a dental crown. If you are left with cosmetic issues after we address your urgent needs, we can restore your smile's appearance by concealing cracks and chips using dental bonding or porcelain veneers.
If you experience trauma severe enough to dislodge a tooth, it is essential that you see a dentist immediately. The sooner you can receive our dentists' help, the better the chance we can save your natural tooth. If we cannot save your natural tooth, we can replace it with a durable, lifelike restoration. Depending on your situation, you may need a dental implant to help restore your smile. Advancements in dentistry allow us to replace missing teeth in a way that restores your health and appearance.
Damaged Dental Work
If your dental crowns or porcelain veneers break or fall off, save the pieces and call our office for an appointment. Our emergency dentists may be able to reattach your restoration. If not, we can help create a new dental crown or veneer that seamlessly blends into your smile. Our dentists can help you decide what type of material is best for your needs in terms of strength and aesthetics.
Some bleeding after a dental procedure, such as having a tooth extracted, is completely normal. Your dentist will pack the area with gauze that can be changed out and the bleeding should eventually slow and form a blood clot. In some cases, though, the bleeding can become heavier and difficult to control. Whether you saw us for your initial procedure or not, we can help. Bleeding can pose a serious risk so don't delay in reaching out to us.
Common Dental Emergency Treatments
While we'll always try and preserve natural teeth, there are times when tooth extraction is best. For example, if a root canal is unsuccessful, if we're unable to place a knocked-out tooth back into the socket, or if you have a crack that extends beneath the gum line, we'll recommend pulling the tooth.
When a tooth extraction is needed or a tooth is knocked out, we'll always recommend that eligible patients replace the tooth with a dental implant. Even a single missing tooth can have a severe impact on your oral health, weakening the surrounding bone and increasing your chances of further tooth loss. A dental implant is a small titanium post that is embedded in the jaw. Once it fuses with the surrounding tissue, we can attach a dental crown.
Dental crowns are one of the most versatile solutions in dentistry. If you have broken a tooth, a dental crown can be used to reinforce its structure. Dental crowns are also placed after root canal therapy and used to restore dental implants.
Root Canal Therapy
Several types of common dental emergencies can be addressed with root canal treatment. Discomfort ranging from sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures to a severe toothache is often tied to an internal infection. Infected tissue within a tooth can only be effectively treated with root canal therapy.
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Don't Delay Dental Care Reach Out to Us Today
Here at Fairfax Family Dental Care, we understand that many patients fear going to the dentist. Maybe you've had a bad experience in the past, are scared of what we'll find, or are embarrassed about your teeth. However, it is crucial not to ignore a dental emergency.
Our emergency dentists treat each patient with compassion, warmth, and patience. We are upfront and transparent about all our costs and use the best techniques and equipment to ensure an accurate diagnosis from the start, so you'll know exactly what to expect. If you are experiencing an emergency dental problem, contact our Fairfax, VA, office any time day or night. You can reach us by calling:
Why Patients Trust Us
My daughter has been through several dental practices over the years, and many have under delivered or have conduct themselves less than ethically expected. This is not the case with Fairfax Family Dental Care, and specifically Dr. Kirksey. My daughter required emergency dental treatment recently for a tooth that was causing tremendous pain. Dr. Kirksey immediately recognized the cause and executed a treatment plan that gave her immediate relief. Words can not describe how thankful we are to have discovered Fairfax Family Dental Care, their Dentist, and the overall professionalism, and empathy they have provided us in these difficult and trying times.View on Google
My initial consultation was very informative and I was scheduled quickly to come in for another visit. My second visit was wonderful - the dental hygienist that took care of me was kind, respectful, and extremely knowledgeable. She made sure I was aware of possible costs before starting any work and offered recommendations to ensure the longevity of my dental health. I will absolutely be returning.View on Google
What Is the Cost of Seeing an Emergency Dentist?
The need for emergency dental care arises when we least expect it, making it impossible to budget ahead of time. Our dental office in Fairfax, VA, works with CareCredit® to help make treatment more affordable. CareCredit is a third-party healthcare lender that allows you to split the cost of dental services into low monthly payments with little or no interest. Signing up is easy, and our friendly staff is more than happy to walk you through the process during your appointment.
Reliable Emergency Dental Care 24/7
Dental trauma can happen at any time, often when we least expect it. Drs. Milan Simanek, Touraj Kamali, and Charles D. Kirksey provide comprehensive emergency dental care to keep your smile healthy, even in the most urgent cases. Our dentists love what they do and are dedicated to providing the best care to patients, no matter when they may need it. If you find yourself in a situation where you need same-day emergency help, contact our team for timely, effective care. The fastest way to get in touch with us is to call:
How to Protect Your Smile
Get a Custom Mouthguard
One of the simplest ways you can protect your smile is to wear a mouthguard during sports and other types of contact activities. A custom mouthguard provided by our Fairfax practice can not only protect your teeth but also the surrounding soft tissues.
Don't Use Your Teeth as Tools
If you damaged your teeth by doing something like opening a bottle, know that it's not uncommon but we also hope you've learned your lesson. Even chewing on pens, opening packages with your teeth, or eating ice cubes can have serious effects.
Manage Teeth Grinding
Teeth grinding gradually wears teeth down over time, often resulting in thin enamel and hairline fractures. Eventually, you may experience severe sensitivity. Similar to a sports mouthguard, there are appliances that can physically protect your teeth if you suffer from bruxism. If your grinding is tied to TMJ disorder, our Fairfax practice might also design a mouthguard to reposition your jaw and alleviate pressure on the jaw joints.