In the event of a dental emergency, call Prestipino Dental Group at 301-276-0219
Seek treatment as soon as possible because many dental concerns worsen over time. If you are experiencing a dire emergency, dial 911. Dr. Vincent Prestipino and Dr. Tassos Sfondouris specialize in replacing missing teeth and fixing tooth damage. They work with their patients in order to find the best high-quality solution to their dental problems. At Prestipino Dental Group, we provide a wide range of restorative, cosmetic, and general dental solutions to patients in Bethesda, Maryland. Learn more about what you can do in the event of a dental emergency below:
Emergency Dental FAQs
What do I do if my tooth gets knocked out?
If you have a knocked-out tooth, contact Prestipino Dental Group immediately. If you can retrieve the lost tooth, lightly rinse it in cool water and place it in a cup of saliva or milk for transport. A tooth that is preserved in this way may be able to be replaced within one hour of loss. If the tooth cannot be replaced, we can replace it with a single dental implant. Dental implants look and function like natural teeth.
What do I do if I have severe tooth pain?
Take an over-the-counter pain reliever if you are feeling tooth pain. In some cases, your tooth pain may be caused by an abscess, gum disease, or tooth decay. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Prestipino as soon as possible. If you are experiencing swelling, apply a cold compress to the side of your mouth.
What do I do if my dental crown or filling breaks or falls out?
We can construct and fit you with a new dental restoration if it is damaged or lost. Do not attempt to reglue your restoration or touch a broken crown or filling. Doing so could damage your restoration further.
What do I do if my denture or dental bridge breaks?
Schedule an appointment at Prestipino Dental Group and bring the broken appliance with you. Our dentists will help you to determine the best treatment plan for replacing the appliance. We may replace your old appliance with a new one. Implant-supported dentures and bridges provide more durability than removable appliances.
What do I do if an object is stuck between my teeth?
Do not use any sharp objects to try to remove any object stuck between your teeth as this can damage your teeth and gums. Instead, gently floss between the teeth to see if this can remove the object. If you can not remove the object, call our Bethesda dental office and we will remove it for you.
Contact Prestipino Dental Group
If you are looking for a dental office that serves patients in Gaithersburg, Rockville, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and Montgomery County, Maryland, contact Prestipino Dental Group. Whether you have a dental emergency or just require routine care, we can help. Request a consultation with our dentists on our website. We look forward to seeing you at your next dental appointment.