Emergency Dental Services

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Reliable Emergency Dentistry in Woodbridge

It's important to know where to turn when things go wrong. At the dental practice of Dr Frank Procopio Dentistry, we offer emergency dental care to get you out of pain and back to your day. We are passionate about protecting your smile and peace of mind, so we offer the comprehensive range of treatments you need.

Our team is proud to support healthy smiles in our community with compassionate emergency dentistry in Woodbridge. We offer same-day appointments whenever possible to provide the assistance you deserve. You can trust that we will treat you with respect and kindness, regardless of the circumstances that led to the dental emergency. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.


Do I Need Emergency Dentistry?

Emergency dentistry consists of the services and treatments required to preserve and protect your oral health outside of your biannual appointments due to trauma or infection. From extraction to remove a broken or decayed tooth to root canal therapy to stop the spread of infection, our team is here for you.

When you're in pain or you have a broken tooth, you know you need emergency dentistry. However, some signs of compromised oral health are less noticeable or may not be painful. If you're not sure whether you need emergency dental care, call our office, and we will discuss your symptoms, provide valuable feedback, and schedule an appointment to resolve the issue. Here are some signs that you may need emergency dental care:

  • Broken or cracked tooth
  • Bleeding gums
  • Gray tooth
  • Knocked-out (avulsed) tooth
  • Abscess on gums
  • Sudden sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Ache or pain in your teeth or jaws

Our Emergency Dental Treatments

Our team is committed to being there for you when you need us most, which is why we offer a robust range of emergency dental treatments. We welcome all ages, so no matter if you or your child is experiencing a dental emergency, you can count on us. Our dentist can provide everything from emergency splints that stabilize a compromised tooth to root canal therapy to remove the infection, and even more treatments to alleviate pain and restore your oral health. We do everything we can to save your natural tooth structure, but if necessary, we offer extractions to protect your smile from further damage.

After-Hours Emergencies

We recognize that emergencies don't always happen when it's convenient. During business hours, you can call our office, and we will discuss your situation and provide valuable information to help you address the problem as we try to get you in that same day. If the dental emergency occurs after normal business hours, you can leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. For emergencies that cannot wait, we will point you to a trusted specialist.

What To Do in an Emergency Dental Situation

When you have the knowledge required to face difficult circumstances, it can help alleviate some of the stress an emergency can cause. Our team wants you to feel empowered with the knowledge you need to handle the initial steps of a dental emergency. Here are some tips to help you during the initial impact of common dental emergencies:

  • Broken or Knocked-Out Tooth: If your tooth is broken or chipped, gather the fragments of the tooth and rinse them with room temperature water. Place them in a cup of milk or saline solution and bring them with you to the emergency dental appointment. If the tooth is knocked out but whole, handle it by the crown and avoid touching the roots.
  • Bleeding Gums: If your gums are bleeding constantly, you can apply gauze to the site to slow the bleeding. You can keep the gauze in place by gently biting to apply pressure.
  • Toothache: A toothache interferes with your day because it makes eating, speaking, and brushing your teeth painful. You can apply a cold compress to the outside of your cheek to numb the area and reduce swelling, and you can take over-the-counter pain medication to reduce the pain until you get to our office.

Emergency Dentistry FAQs

You want to protect your smile and those of your loved ones, and it's normal to have questions about how to handle a dental emergency. Our team encourages you to ask questions, whether you're facing an emergency or simply curious. We are happy to provide the answers and information you need to feel confident in how to respond to a dental emergency. Here are some of the most common questions we receive about emergency dentistry:

How long does it take to recover from tooth extraction?
Your recovery time will depend on your personal overall health and if you follow the dentist's directions for post-extraction recovery. In general, it takes about 10-14 days to recover from a tooth extraction.

Can an avulsed tooth be saved?
Many factors determine whether a knocked-out tooth can be saved, including the damage to the tooth, but our team will do everything we can to save your natural tooth structure.

Does emergency dental care hurt?
The goal of emergency dentistry is to get you out of pain and restore your oral health. Our team does everything possible to maximize your comfort during your emergency dental appointment.

Emergency Dentistry in Woodbridge

Emergencies happen, but they don't have to be a source of fear. At the dental practice of Dr Frank Procopio Dentistry, we offer emergency dentistry to get you out of pain and renew your smile. Our team brings decades of experience and a comforting chairside manner to help you have a relaxing and calm visit. When you or a loved one needs emergency dentistry in Woodbridge, we are here for you. Contact us today to learn more about our emergency dental services.


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