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Category Archives: Emergency Care

Emergency Repair of Two Fractured Front Teeth

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Crowns, Emergency Care, Success Stories, Teeth Whitening

Having fractured her two front teeth after falling down, this patient was desperately seeking an immediate esthetic correction. Our in-house laboratory quickly fabricated two custom temporary crowns, which we placed two days later. Prior to fabricating her final crowns, we whitened her other teeth, which were too yellow for her age bracket. Once the whitening… READ MORE

Infection Control

Posted in Emergency Care

This practice, being one of the first offices in Washington, DC to have autoclavable (sterilized) hand pieces (drills) (1985), maintains a strict regimen of infection control. We are always available to discuss any aspect of our infection control regimen. We follow procedures recommended by several federal agencies: the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental… READ MORE

5 Tips for Jaw Surgery Recovery

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Emergency Care

1. Get Plenty of Rest A key to helping your body recover is to rest as much as you can. Find things to keep you entertained as you take it easy such as coloring, reading, or a new TV show. Keeping yourself entertained will help the time to pass faster. 2. Stay on a Regular Schedule While resting is… READ MORE

4 Foods That Cause Dental Emergencies

Posted in Emergency Care

Every day, we have patients visit our office for help with a dental emergency. A lot of these emergencies are caused by biting into foods that are too hard, resulting in a cracked tooth, loss of a filling or a broken dental crown. To avoid a painful and inconvenient dental emergency, here are some foods… READ MORE

Get Checked, April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month!

Posted in Emergency Care

Being that we are entering April, now is the time to be proactive and get yourself checked for oral cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, about 48,330 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer, and an estimated 9,570 people will die from oral cancer in 2016. In the spirit of April’s Oral Cancer Awareness, we urge… READ MORE

Oral Cancer Awareness: Let’s Spread the Word

Posted in Emergency Care

Has there ever been a moment in your life where you felt that you should be a part of something bigger than yourself? An organization, a charity, or a non-profit perhaps? Humans are born with the innate desire to help others, so it’s no wonder that we may feel the need to give back to… READ MORE

Root Canal Awareness Week

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Emergency Care

Never fear, root canals are here to save your teeth! We all know that the best treatment is prevention. Identifying and working against potential problems is always going to be a better case scenario than repairing damage that has already run its course. Thanks to modern technology and the high standard of care the dental… READ MORE

Rapid Repair of Two Fractured Anterior Teeth

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Crowns, Emergency Care

Your dental emergency does not have to be your dental nightmare! Having fractured her two front teeth after falling down, this patient was desperately seeking an immediate esthetic correction. Our in-house laboratory quickly fabricated two custom temporary crowns, which we placed two days later. Having solved her immediate esthetic problems, we then scheduled her with an… READ MORE

Emergency Dentistry: The Benefits of an In-House Laboratory

Posted in Emergency Care

There are few things as shocking and overwhelming as a dental emergency. Your mouth is in pain, you are unsure of what to do, and you know that you need prompt assistance. Fortunately, many dental offices keep emergency hours for these situations and are able to provide assistance to patients when they need it most…. READ MORE