Reston Dental Trauma Management

Same and next-day appointments are available

Get help for a traumatic oral injury

If you’ve been in an accident that involves injury to your mouth or one or more teeth, call our board-certified endodontists as soon as possible. Common types of dental trauma include:

  • Cracked tooth
  • Loose tooth
  • Knocked-out tooth
Our Reston dental trauma management team cares about your comfort and well-being and will ensure that you get treated promptly to save your injured tooth.
3D CBCT at Endodontic Excellence of Reston

Emergency appointments for dental trauma

Immediate action can make the difference between saving your tooth and losing it.

Easy communication

Text us anytime at (703) 429-9926 for a swift reply.

1. Consultation (45 minutes)

Meet one-on-one with your board-certified endodontist. Your consultation will include a specialized 3D x-ray (Cone Beam CT) of your teeth to ensure a highly accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment plan.

2. Treatment for a cracked or fractured tooth

A crack or fracture in a tooth presents an opportunity for bacteria to enter the pulp and cause an infection. If your tooth or root is cracked, we’ll first carefully assess the need for any endodontic intervention. If the tooth shows signs of infection or irreversible inflammation, a root canal treatment will remove the injured pulp and save the tooth from extraction.

3. Treatment for a loose or tooth

If you or your child’s tooth became loose, dislodged (luxated), or jammed into its socket as a result of dental trauma, this is a dental emergency, and you should call us right away. If possible, your endodontist will reposition the tooth in the socket at the appointment. Once the tooth is stabilized, we’ll determine whether a root canal treatment is needed to protect the tooth further.

4. Treatment for a knocked-out tooth

When a tooth is dislocated (avulsed), prompt action and treatment are crucial because the tooth may be replaced in its socket successfully if treated within one hour. If possible, your endodontist will reposition the tooth in the socket at the appointment. Once the tooth is stabilized, we’ll determine whether a root canal treatment is needed to protect the tooth further.

5. Comfort Amenities

Your comfort is a top priority. During your endodontic procedure, we’ll set you up with a soft blanket, aromatherapy, music, and anything else you need to feel at ease. We offer pain-free anesthesia and sedation options, including nitrous and oral sedation. Our team will provide detailed aftercare instructions once your procedure is complete and ensure you’re set up for success.

Root canal experience redefined

The small things add up to something big — the very best patient experience

  • NPain-Free Anesthesia
  • NAromatherapy
  • NNetflix/Music
  • NSoft Blankets and Pillows
  • NWifi
  • NBeverage Station

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Empowering your oral health decisions

What are signs that I’ve cracked my tooth?
Not all dental trauma is obvious. Signs and symptoms of a cracked or fractured tooth often include:
  • Pain when biting or clenching your teeth together
  • Sensitivity to cold
  • Chronic or spontaneous pain
  • Bumps on your gums
  • Inability to identify where in your mouth the pain is originating or what tooth is hurting

I knocked out my tooth, what should I do?

Call us immediately — you must be seen within the hour. In the meantime, hold down the tooth by biting down on the surface only and avoid touching the root or any attached tissue. Immediately placing the tooth back in its socket is optimal, but if this isn’t possible, place it in a cup of milk or hold it inside your mouth against your cheek. You must keep the tooth moist to preserve it.

When is it considered too early for a child to lose a primary tooth?

It is considered early for a child to lose a primary tooth before the age of 4. Early loss of baby teeth, particularly due to an accident, should be promptly evaluated and addressed. Early loss can potentially affect the alignment of permanent teeth and the development of the child’s jaw.

What should I expect as your patient?

We proudly offer the very best patient experience! Get direct access to our endodontists during after-hours and weekends through calls or texts. We also offer complimentary follow-up exams and CBCT imaging. Discover the difference — learn more.

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11800 Sunrise Valley Dr., Suite #250
Reston, VA 20191
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Monday–Friday: 8am–6pm

  • (703) 429-9926

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