If you are not an existing patient and are having a dental emergency then please contact our office during regular business hours so that we may arrange for you a prompt emergency appointment. Othewise, please contact the emergency room of the nearest hospital for treatment.
If this is an after-hours emergency then please call our emergency number at 301 906 4408 to reach the doctor.
- If you are experiencing throbbing pain that keeps you up at night then you might be having symptoms of a tooth-born infection.
Please call us so that we may prescribe you some antibiotics until we are able to see you.
- If your temporary crown or onlay is dislodged then try to re-insert it as a first step. You can purchase over the counter temporary cement material from your local pharmacy. If you are uncomfortable with doing so, contact our office so that we schedule a time for you to have your temporary re-cemented. If your appointment for the final insertion is only a day or two away then we may move up your appointment to deliver your permanent restoration sooner (if we have it back from the laboratory).
- If you think you broke a tooth and are not experiencing throbbing pain, please call our office so that we may set up an appointment for the Doctor to do a limited examination. We will attempt to see you as soon as possible. Until we see you, do avoid chewing on the broken tooth.
- If you experience any severe dental trauma such as an accident that involves laceration of the lips, dislodgment of a tooth or any other advanced emergency then please go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital for treatment. If this occurs during business hours, contact us so that we can refer you to one of the many oral surgeons that is qualified to deal with that type of emergency.
You can download our NORTH POTOMAC SMILES app for your android or iPhone smartphones as an additional tool in your pocket in case a dental emergency arises. You will have quick access to our emergency number and e-mail as well as the ability to take a photo of your emergency and e-mail it straight to the doctor.
Below are typical post operative procedure instructions that we dispense to our patients following certain treatment. If you lost your form then please download the appropriate ones that you think might be relevant to your dental discomfort.