Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Momentum Dental Care

Family Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Woodbridge, VA & Bristow, VA

If you experience oral trauma or develop a painful cavity, emergency dentistry can provide quick relief and prevent the problem from getting worse. At Momentum Dental Care, family dentist Tamesha Morris, DDS, and the team offer a variety of emergency dentistry services, including root canals, restoration repair, and treatment of infections. To schedule an appointment at the practice in Woodbridge or Bristow, Virginia, walk-in during normal business hours, call the office, or click the online booking tool.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry provides diagnosis and treatment of serious oral health problems that require immediate care.

If you or a loved one loses a tooth, damages a restoration, or experiences a deep cavity, emergency dentistry can minimize the pain, restore your smile, and minimize the risk of more serious complications.

The team at Momentum Dental Care sets aside time each day for emergency dentistry. If you need assistance, call and request an appointment right away.

What issues does emergency dentistry treat?

The team at Momentum Dental Care uses emergency dentistry to treat a variety of issues, including:

  • Sudden or severe toothaches
  • Infected or abscessed teeth
  • Loose or dislodged teeth
  • Damaged restorations, like crowns, bridges, or dental implants
  • Missing teeth
  • Broken or damaged dentures
  • Objects lodged between teeth

You might also benefit from emergency dentistry if you cut your gums or tongue and it won’t stop bleeding.

What action should I take if I need emergency dentistry?

If you need emergency dentistry, stay calm, and act as quickly as possible:

Knocked-out tooth

If you lose a permanent tooth, pick it up and try to put it back in the socket. If the tooth won’t stay, place it in a glass of milk or tuck it inside your cheek. Then, call the team at Momentum Dental Care.

Damaged restoration

If you crack or chip a restoration like a crown or bridge, pick up the pieces and put them in a plastic bag or piece of foil. Once you secure the restoration, contact the team at Momentum Dental Care and explain the situation.


If you develop a painful toothache, apply a bag of ice to your cheek and take over-the-counter pain medication. Then, contact Momentum Dental Care. The team can get you in for an appointment to check for signs of infection and make recommendations to ease your discomfort.

How can I prevent a dental emergency?

You can significantly lower your risk of a dental emergency by practicing good oral hygiene. The team at Momentum Dental Care recommends brushing and flossing regularly and visiting the office at least twice a year for an oral exam and teeth cleaning.

To prevent damage to your teeth and gums, avoid bad habits like nail-biting, chewing on pen caps, or opening objects with your teeth. If you play sports, wear a mouthguard, and if you grind your teeth or clench your jaw at night, wear a nightguard. These steps can keep your teeth and gums healthy for years to come.

If you need emergency dentistry, make an appointment at Momentum Dental Care. Call the nearest office, walk-in during normal business hours, or click the online booking tool.