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Emergency Services

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RVA Periodontics and Dental Implant Center is available to treat all types of dental emergencies. We offer in-person, over-the-phone, and teledentistry appointment options. If you are experiencing a true dental emergency, please call 804.272.9079.

What is a dental emergency?

In general, any dental problem that needs immediate treatment to stop bleeding, alleviate severe pain, or save a tooth is considered an emergency. This consideration also applies to severe infections that can be life-threatening. If you have any of these symptoms, you may be experiencing a dental emergency and should call your dentist.

Dental emergencies may include:

  • Uncontrolled bleeding

  • Cellulitis or a diffuse soft tissue bacterial infection with intra-oral or extra-oral swelling

  • Trauma involving facial bones

  • Severe dental pain from pulpal inflammation

  • Pericoronitis or third-molar pain

  • Surgical post-operative osteitis

  • Abscess, or localized bacterial infection

  • Tooth fracture

  • Final crown/bridge cementation

  • Biopsy of abnormal tissue

  • Extensive dental caries or defective restorations

  • Suture removal

  • Denture adjustment on radiation/ oncology patients

  • Denture adjustments or repairs when function impeded 

  • Replacing temporary filling on endo access openings

  • Snipping or adjustment of an orthodontic wire 

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