EMERGENCY DENTAL CARE
If you are experiencing significant tooth pain or are in need of Emergency Dental Care please call our office.
At Willis Family Dentistry we know that dental emergencies can happen at the most inconvenient times. As a result, we prioritize urgent dental care at each of our five offices, conveniently located in Fishersville, Churchville, Stuarts Draft, Waynesboro, and Crozet. As a full-service family dentist, we’re here to ensure the health of you and your teeth, and we provide same-day dental care in case of an emergency. If you have a dental emergency, time may be critical to saving your natural teeth from an accident or other form of dental trauma.
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What should I do if I have a dental emergency?
The first step is to call the Willis Family Dentistry. If you call during office hours, we will take your call immediately, answer your questions, and develop an action plan, generally scheduling a same day visit at one of our five offices. If your dental emergency occurs, our staff will answer your questions and help develop an action plan, including an emergency appointment at the earliest possible time.
Need an emergency dentist near you?
Willis Family Dentistry serves the Shenandoah Valley with offices in Fishersville, Stuarts Draft, Churchville, Waynesboro, and Crozet (at the Crozet Family Dental office). We provide state-of-the-art, family-friendly dental care in each of our five convenient, comfortable offices. If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment feel free to contact us. Our skilled dental staff can help answer your questions, keep your teeth healthy, ease your pain, and restore your smile. If you experience a dental emergency, please call the Willis Family Dentistry team.
Emergency Dental Services
Emergency dental services address knocked out teeth, toothaches, abscesses, damaged bridges, lost fillings, and teeth that have been cracked, or significantly chipped. We also encourage you to schedule an immediate visit, if you have sustained a gum, tongue, or cheek injury that will not stop bleeding. Willis Family Dentistry is dedicated to easing your pain and equipping you with a bright, healthy smile.
Knocked Out Teeth
If you or someone you know has had a tooth entirely knocked from their mouth, the first approach should be to try to hold the tooth in its natural socket. In cases where this is not possible, keeping the tooth in a glass of milk or water can help to preserve it. In all cases, you should see a dentist as soon as possible. Call the Willis Family Dentistry team and we will schedule an emergency appointment.
Tooth pain is often caused by improper dental care and poor dental hygiene practices, including infection and tooth decay. Patients experiencing tooth pain could try flossing around the tooth to ensure that no food particles are lodged between their teeth. If after flossing, your toothache persists, please call the Willis Family Dentistry team. Taking an over-the-counter pain reliever can help relieve the immediate pain, but do not place aspirin or aspirin powder directly on teeth or gums as this can cause damage.
Dental abscesses are serious bacterial infections occurring in or around the root of the tooth or between the root and tooth. Abscesses are generally caused by advanced tooth decay or damaged teeth, but in extreme cases the infection can spread from the root of the tooth to the jawbone itself. If you experience the symptoms of a dental abscess, you should call the Willis Family Dentistry offices.
Bridges are an effective approach to treating missing teeth, but bridges are not a permanent solution. While they can last for decades, bridges (which are made of ceramic or porcelain attached to base metal frame) can crack, break, or fail. If you notice cracks in your dental bridge or experience pain you should give us a call.
Lost Fillings and Cracked or Significantly Chipped Teeth
Patients with teeth that are broken, fractured, cracked, significantly chipped, or who have lost a filling should rinse their mouth gently with warm water and try to keep the tooth free of food particles. If the break causes you pain or is significant please, call the Willis Family Dentistry team. Until you are able to see one of our dentists you should avoid hot and cold liquids and eat only soft food.
Why Do We Provide Urgent Dental Care?
Emergency dental visits are much more common than you may imagine. Rest assured – you are in good hands. According to the American Dental Association sports related activities are the number one cause of adult tooth damage and dental emergencies. Automobile accidents are another leading cause. Stay calm and know that regardless how you sustained your injury, Willis Family Dentistry is here for you. We know that dental pain is not fun and emergencies are never convenient, but we work hard to ensure our patients’ dental issues are quickly addressed and that your smile is healthy and bright.
Willis Family Dentistry has been serving Staunton, Waynesboro and the surrounding Shenandoah Valley with gentle, family-friendly dentistry for over 40 years. We now have offices in Fishersville, Stuarts Draft, Churchville, Waynesboro, and Crozet, Virginia (at the Crozet Family Dental office). We take pride in our family-friendly and gentle approach to dentistry. Our experienced team of dentists practice a full range of general and cosmetic dentistry with extensive experience in emergency dental care. If you have questions or would like schedule an appointment please contact our office which is convenient to you.
If you have need Emergency Dental Care, call the Willis Family Dentistry team.