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Pediatric Dental Emergency Care

Emergency Kids Dentistry in Arlington, VA

If you and your child find yourself in any of the following situations, be sure to call us:

  • Knocked out baby or permanent tooth

  • Chipped, broken, or cracked tooth

  • Broken or lost filling or crown

  • Severe toothache

  • Injury to the gums

  • Injury to the jaw


Whenever you call us, we’ll do everything we can to see your child as soon as possible, and we’ll even make same-day appointments if possible. Over the phone, our highly-skilled team will walk you through what you need to do. Another great resources for information on dental trauma can be found by visiting AAPD FAQ:

Here are a few things you can do after you have called us:

  • Try to find the lost tooth.

  • Put a permanent tooth or tooth fragment in a container of milk or other biological storage media.

  • Use a clean rag or towel to apply gentle pressure to control any bleeding.

  • Use a cold compress (on for 15 minutes, off for 15 minutes) to manage pain and swelling.

  • Once you’ve made it to our office, we’ll bring your child right back to the treatment room ASAP so our team can get to work as quickly as possible. The primary goals are to reduce their pain and save their smile as quickly as possible. We will triage the situation and recommend the best course of treatment for your child.

How to Avoid a Dental Emergency

There are a few simple ways to help your child avoid a dental emergency. A big one is to bring them in for regular checkups and cleanings. This will let our team spot and fix any small issues that might cause an emergency in the future. Make sure your child doesn’t chew hard candies or ice, and avoid letting them use their teeth to open packages.

We’re Here For You!

Dental emergencies can certainly be scary. We’ll be there for you and your child during one of their toughest moments, and you can trust that we’ll have them smiling afterward.


If you have any questions about what to do in a dental emergency, how to avoid one, or want to schedule an appointment, contact our office today.

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