Bedford Emergency Dentistry
If you or a loved one are experiencing severe dental pain or injury, don’t hesitate – contact PeaksView Dental in Bedford, VA right away to schedule an emergency appointment! We see patients from Bedford County and surrounding areas of Forest, Smith Mountain Lake, Goode, Moneta, and Thaxton! Dr. Walerko, Dr. Owen, Dr. Wolf, and the rest of our team are all here to help provide relief as soon as possible.
How to Handle a Dental Emergency
- When a tooth is knocked out, it’s crucial to keep it as moist as possible to improve the chances of successful reattachment. If at all possible, gently place the tooth back into its original socket and hold it in place. Alternatively, you can hold the tooth in your cheek or place it in a cup of milk until you’re able to reach our practice.
- If a tooth has been cracked, a cold compress held over the appropriate cheek can reduce swelling.
- If you’re struggling with a toothache, something caught between the teeth may be the culprit. Floss and rinse thoroughly. If this doesn’t alleviate the discomfort, reach out to our team.
Types of Dental Emergencies
Our team will trust your judgment when it comes to whether or not your case is a true dental emergency. However, if you’re still unsure, here are the most common situations we would consider urgent:
- Dislodged Tooth
- Cracked Tooth
- Severe Toothache
- Object Stuck Between Teeth
- Lost Crown/Filling
- Soft Tissue Injury
- Jaw Injury