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Our Emergency Dentist in Williamsburg

Emergency Dentist in Williamsburg, VA When you're suffering from tooth pain or an accident leads to damaged or knocked-out teeth, it's important to know where to turn for help. At the dental practice of Edward A Owens, DMD we combine decades of experience with compassion to provide the gentle and quality dental care you deserve.

Our dentist and team are passionate about protecting your smile and oral health, and we are proud to serve the residents of Williamsburg and the surrounding areas. We use modern technology and techniques to renew your smile as well as your ability to eat and speak with confidence.

When an emergency happens, don't stress about who to turn to. Our team is ready to help alleviate dental pain and get you back to enjoying life. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

CALL US: (757) 229-6414 REQUEST APPOINTMENT

What Is Emergency Dental Care?

Emergency dental services include the treatment and care provided to alleviate or address sudden dental pain or injury. The causes of dental emergencies are varied, from accidents to an infection in your teeth. Regardless of what happened or how, you can trust that we will treat you with the respect and care you deserve.

Emergency dental treatments may also be time-sensitive because some require fast attention to save your tooth, reduce pain, and restore the integrity of your bite. We work quickly to get you into our office and out of pain.

When you contact our office, we truly listen to what is going on and how you feel to take the appropriate measures to provide the care you need. Our compassionate team will also provide tips and instructions to help maximize your comfort until your appointment.

Root Canal Therapy

emergency root canal therapy in WilliamsburgIf you're experiencing constant and acute pain in your tooth or jaw, then you may have an infection. Dental infections do not go away or heal on their own, and they must be dealt with by a dentist. Our gentle dentist will perform a thorough exam of your teeth, jaws, and gums to determine the source and extent of the infection. If the infection has reached the pulp (the blood vessels and tissues inside of a tooth), then root canal therapy may be necessary to save the natural tooth structure.

Root canal therapy begins with numbing the area to alleviate pain and prioritize your comfort. Then our dentist will make a tiny access point in the tooth to remove the infected tissue that is causing the toothache. From there, he will fill the tooth chamber with an antibacterial solution to prevent further infection, seal the access point, and place a custom crown to strengthen and protect your tooth.

Same-day Dental Crowns

A dental crown, or cap, is a custom restoration that protects a damaged or misshapen tooth. It is essential because it restores the surface area of your bite and the beauty of your smile. That is why it's important to repair a damaged tooth or replace a crown that has been lost or damaged as soon as possible.

To meet this immediate need, we offer same-day crowns to renew your smile and oral health. If your crown has been lost or broken, you can count on us to craft a custom crown in a single day. Our CEREC® same-day crowns are milled in-office and are carefully matched in size, shape, and color to blend beautifully with your smile.

Don't let a broken cap or damaged tooth interrupt your life. Our same-day crown services will have you smiling in no time.

Urgent Dental Care FAQs

We understand that you will have questions, regardless of if it's you or a loved one visiting us for emergency dental care, and our friendly team is happy to answer all of your questions and provide the information you need to feel confident in your treatment plan. Some of the most common questions we receive include:

Do I need to go to the ER for a toothache?

Though visiting an ER for a toothache may temporarily minimize pain or an infection, most ERs don't have an emergency dentist on staff who can permanently fix the problem. Our gentle emergency dentist can get to the cause of the problem and create and fulfill a treatment plan to alleviate the pain and fix the underlying issue.

Dental fillings perform a vital function in your oral health. A filling protects a tooth from being compromised by halting the progress of a cavity. When a filling is lost, your tooth is once again susceptible to infection and decay. It is best to contact our emergency dentist immediately so we can schedule an appointment. We will also provide tips and instructions to protect your tooth until you're able to visit our office.

If a tooth is knocked out (avulsed), then it is important to see our emergency dentist as soon as possible. If you are able to recover your tooth, then carefully pick it up by the crown (the top of the tooth), and do not touch the root. Rinse your mouth and tooth in clean lukewarm water. Place the tooth in a glass of milk or saliva and bring it with you for the appointment.

The Dental Team You Can Count On

When a dental emergency strikes, you shouldn't have to search for someone who can help. At the dental practice of Edward A Owens, DMD, we offer gentle and effective emergency dental care to eliminate pain and restore your smile. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

CALL US: (757) 229-6414 REQUEST APPOINTMENT


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