Emergency Dentistry

Dental emergency? Call our team first for your appointment.

guy grimmacesAt GoSmiles Dentistry, we believe you deserve a dentist that can be there for you at any time. So, if you experience a dental emergency and require prompt, professional oral health care, you can count on our team of specialists.

To help ensure you get the most effective and comfortable care

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This allows our team to prevent extensive, lasting dental issues and get your smile back on track almost immediately.

We are happy to care for several types of dental emergencies at our office, including:

  • Severe, lasting toothaches and other kinds of tooth pain
  • A lost or damaged dental restoration, such as a filling or crown
  • Damage to the soft tissues of the mouth, including the tongue, cheeks, lips and gums
  • A cracked, fractured, chipped or broken tooth
  • A partially or fully knocked-out tooth

Tips for Emergency Care

After you have contacted our office for emergency dental care, there are a few things that you can do to help until you can come in to be treated. Of course, the best thing to do is call us and get treatment as soon as possible.

Chipped or Fractured Tooth

  • Rinse any pieces that have broken off in lukewarm water and bring them to your appointment!
  • If you are experiencing bleeding, apply gauze for 10 minutes or until the bleeding ceases.
  • Minimize swelling and pain with an ice pack or cold compress.
  • Apply a topical pain reliever.

Loose or Dislodged Teeth

  • Use a cold compress or ice pack to minimize swelling and discomfort.
  • Take a mild pain reliever.

Knocked-Out (Avulsed) Teeth

  • Contact our office and get in for treatment as soon as possible. Time is essential.
  • Rinse your mouth of blood and debris.
  • Only hold the tooth by the crown. Do not touch the root.
  • Gently rinse with water to clean.
  • Do not use any soap or chemicals, brush it, dry it or wrap it in tissue.
  • If possible, put the tooth back in the socket and hold it in place by gently biting down. Otherwise, keep moist in your tooth pocket or by keeping it in milk, saline solution, your own saliva or water.

Lost Filling or Crown

  • Keep your crown in a cool, safe place. We may be able to reuse it.
  • To alieviate discomfort, smear the top of your tooth with dental cement.
  • Clove oil can be applied to your tooth for pain relief.
  • Do not replace the crown using glue. If you must, then adhere the crown to your tooth using dental cement.


  • Many toothaches can be relieved by rinsing or flossing away debris.
  • Do not use Aspirin on your gums or teeth. This can cause damage to them.

When you call our office for emergency dental care in Herndon, Virginia, you will reach a caring team member that will help you schedule a visit with our dentists as soon as possible. We will also provide you with the appropriate instructions on how to take care of your smile until you can come in. If you have experienced head or neck trauma, we ask that you visit the nearest emergency room even if you also require dental services.