In the event of a dental emergency, call Foxhall Smiles at 202.315.2188. Dr. Joseph A. Catanzano III and his team can discuss your options over the phone or schedule you for an emergency visit to our Washington, D.C. dental office.
If your emergency is happening during business hours, call our office to discuss your concerns and schedule an appointment if deemed necessary. Even if your emergency occurs after hours, we will return your message ASAP and attempt to schedule your appointment the next business day.
Emergency Dental Care
Common dental emergencies include:
- A chipped or fractured tooth
- Tooth abscess
- Dental infection
- Knocked out a permanent tooth
- Severe toothache
- Broken or lost dental restoration
We offer multiple treatment options at Foxhall Smiles. Our professional team:
- Fights tooth infections
- Treats gum swelling
- Relieves tooth pain
- Provides dental implant crowns
- Repairs chipped, cracked, or fractured teeth
- Repairs and replaces dental fillings and crowns
Dental Emergency FAQs
What do I do in the event of a dental emergency?
Call Dr. Catanzano’s office as soon as possible. Seeking immediate treatment is the most effective choice because many dental concerns worsen over time. If you are experiencing a dire emergency dial 911.
What do I do if my tooth gets knocked out?
If your tooth has been knocked out contact our dentist office immediately. If possible, retrieve the lost tooth.
Lightly rinse the tooth and place it in a cup of saliva or milk to transport it to us. A tooth that is preserved like this may be able to be replaced within one hour of loss. Dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures can be used to replace the missing tooth if it cannot be rescued.
What do I do if I am feeling severe tooth pain?
You can take an over the counter pain reliever to improve symptoms. In severe cases, your pain may be caused by tooth decay or an abscess. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Catanzano if pain persists and apply a cold compress if you are experiencing swelling.
What do I do if an object is stuck between my teeth?
Do not use any sharp objects to try to remove the object as it may damage the tooth or gums. Gently floss between the teeth to see if this can remove the object. Contact our office if you can not remove the object.
What do I do if my dental crown or filling breaks or falls out?
Contact Foxhall Smiles. We will be able to construct and fit you with a new dental restoration. Do not attempt to reglue your restoration or reach your crown or filling.
What do I do if my denture or dental bridge breaks?
If possible, schedule an appointment at our office and bring the broken appliance with you. Dr. Catanzano will help you to determine the best treatment plan for replacing the appliance.
Schedule an Appointment
Call Dr. Catanzano and his team at 202.315.2188. If you do not have a dental emergency, you can request an appointment with us on our website.