in Sterling, VA
Dental emergencies can happen at any time,
and it is essential to get appropriate help when they happen.
Dr. Maulla is an emergency dentist in Sterling, Virginia.
A dental emergency occurs when your teeth or gums are at risk of immediate damage without quick intervention. Common dental emergencies are a knocked-out tooth, a broken tooth, or a toothache. Each dental emergency can have a different cause, from an accident to disease. No matter the reason, Dr. Maulla will work hard to restore your natural tooth, and if that is not possible, they will suggest a dental treatment that can restore the natural look and feel of your smile.
Call our office right away if you have a knocked-out tooth in Sterling, VA. It is essential if your tooth does become knocked out to avoid panicking. This can make the situation worse. If your tooth becomes knocked out, you should first look for it. Try to place the tooth back into the socket if you can find it. Do not wipe off the tooth before placing it in the socket because this could damage essential structures. If the tooth does not fit in the socket, put it in a jar or bag of milk. Once you arrive at Cin Dental, our dentist will work to reattach your tooth.
There are several reasons that your tooth may break. Common ways a broken tooth occurs is through an accident during contact sports or a fall. You may also experience a broken tooth if you have an already decayed tooth that breaks when force is applied to it. No matter the cause, Dr. Maulla will work hard to help restore your natural tooth. Additionally, if it is not possible to restore the natural tooth, our dentists can suggest treatment plans to restore the feel and look of your tooth.
Another typical dental emergency is a toothache. When you have a toothache, the first thing you should do is gently floss around the tooth. Flossing will help loosen debris that could be stuck between your teeth, causing discomfort. If the toothache does not improve with flossing, call our office. One reason for a toothache is an infection. A crack in the tooth can often expose the tooth’s inner nerves, causing pain. Visiting Cin Dental can help us determine the cause of your toothache and if treatment is necessary.
If you need an emergency dentist in Sterling, VA, they must attempt to restore your smile with your natural tooth. Our dentists work hard to restore your natural teeth. Dr. Maulla may recommend several different types of dental restorations to restore your smile.
One way to restore a broken tooth is through the dental filling. A dental filling is made of a composite resin material, often called a tooth-colored filling, that fills the cavity with a hard material to prevent dental decay from spreading. Another similar procedure is dental bonding, which uses composite resin to mold the tooth to its natural shape.
If you have a severely broken tooth, your dentist may recommend a dental crown, also called a dental cap. A dental crown fits on the top of the tooth and is bonded in place. A dental crown is made of porcelain which is both durable and stain-resistant.
An infected tooth may need to be extracted to restore your smile. If your tooth is extracted from an infection or knocked out, an excellent therapeutic option is a dental implant. A dental implant replaces the entire tooth from its root to its crown.