Emergency Dentistry

William A. Taylor, DDS, PA

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Silver Spring, MD

Dental emergencies can be highly stressful situations, which is why you want to make sure you have an excellent emergency dentist on call for when they happen. William A. Taylor, Jr., DDS, PA, provides exceptional emergency dentistry services for his patients in Silver Spring, Maryland. If you or a loved one are in the midst of a dental emergency, visit their clinic immediately, or schedule an appointment by phone or online.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is a field of dentistry that’s geared specifically towards handling urgent situations. Dental emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere, in situations as perilous as automobile accidents or as seemingly harmless as biting down on a piece of hard food. 

What makes an emergency dentist unique?

Emergencies happen when you’re least expecting them, so an emergency dentist has to be able to accommodate emergency visits at odd hours. William A. Taylor, Jr., DDS, PA, sees patients for emergency dental care when they need it the most.

An emergency dentist also needs more than just excellent dental skills and knowledge, they also need to be able to perform in stressful and high-stakes situations. Dr. Taylor and his team of professionals are highly adept at working in emergency situations and can make sure that your smile gets the high-quality care it needs quickly.

What are some examples of dental emergencies?

A dental emergency is any situation involving your oral tissues that requires immediate care and attention. Some examples of dental emergencies include:

  • Severe toothache
  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Dislodged filling or crown
  • Chipped, cracked, fractured, or broken tooth
  • Cut or tear on your lips, cheeks, gums, or tongue

If you’re unsure as to whether you’re experiencing a dental emergency, call William A. Taylor, Jr., DDS, PA. When it comes to the health of your smile, it’s always better to be safe than to be sorry. Their team of professionals can consult with you over the phone to determine if you should come in to the office for emergency care. 

How should I handle a dental emergency?

If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, get to the offices at William A. Taylor, Jr., DDS, PA, as soon as possible. Dr. Taylor and his team of dental experts can help restore your oral health to make sure that your smile stays beautiful and functional.

If you’ve knocked out a tooth entirely, try to rinse off the tooth in warm water and reinsert it in your empty socket before arriving. Make sure to only hold the tooth by its crown and never touch the roots. If you’re unable to get it back in your socket, you can keep it in the side of your cheek until you see Dr. Taylor, or you can store it in a glass of saliva or milk to keep the roots from drying out.

Schedule your emergency visit with William A. Taylor, Jr., DDS, PA, today by calling the office or booking a visit online, or simply come straight to the office for your emergency care.