Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Dlight Dental

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Washington, DC & Rockville, MD

When you break a tooth, knock a tooth out, or have severe oral bleeding, you need immediate attention from a dental specialist. Dlight Dental, with offices in Washington, DC, and Rockville, Maryland, offers emergency dentistry when you need it the most. To learn more, call the office nearest you or request an appointment online.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry provides urgent dental care for situations that can’t wait for the next regular appointment or next business day. The Dlight Dental team understands that both children and adults can experience dental emergencies unexpectedly, so they’re here to help with all of your urgent needs.

When do I need emergency dentistry?

You might need emergency dentistry in many situations, such as:

  • Broken or badly cracked tooth
  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Loose fillings
  • Loose crowns and bridges
  • Loose dental implants
  • Oral bleeding
  • Severe mouth swelling
  • Severe tooth pain


If you have another type of oral health problem and aren’t sure whether it requires immediate care, reach out to the Dlight Dental team for expert guidance as soon as possible. 

What should I do about a knocked-out tooth?

If your tooth is knocked out of your mouth, rinse it in water and put it back in the socket right away. Place gauze over the tooth and apply light pressure, or use your tongue to keep it in place. 

If you can’t put your tooth in its socket, place it inside your cheek. Keeping your tooth in a glass of cow’s milk is another option.

Once your tooth leaves the socket, there is a limited time in which to reimplant. For the best chance of tooth survival, you need to see a dentist within 60 minutes. 

Contact Dlight Dental and let the team know about your situation so they can create room in the schedule for you as quickly as possible. 

What can I do about pain in a dental emergency?

If you’re having severe dental pain, apply a cold compress to the outside of your jaw. That can significantly reduce your pain while creating a numbing effect. Never chew on ice when you have a dental emergency, as you could complicate the damage. 

Before taking any medication, talk to the Dlight Dental team. Certain medications could potentially interfere with your dental treatment. 

When you have a dental emergency, a compassionate team to rely on is essential. Dlight Dental is here to help with all your dental care needs, including emergencies. Call the office nearest you or request an appointment online.