Emergency Info

After office hours, contact our office 301-587-6696 for the dentist on call

For a knocked out permanent or adult tooth, keep it moist at all times.  If you can, try placing the tooth back in the socket without touching the root.  If that's not possible, place it in between your cheek and gums, in milk, or use a tooth preservation product that has the ADA Seal of Acceptance. Then, get to your dentist's office right away.

For a cracked tooth, immediately rinse the mouth with warm water to clean the area.  Put a cold compress on the face to keep the swelling down.

If you bite your tongue or lip, clean the area gently with water and apply a cold compress

For toothaches, rinse the mouth with warm water to clean it out.  Gently use dental floss to remove any food caught between the teeth.  Do not put aspirin on the aching tooth or gum tissues.

For objects stuck in the mouth, try to gently remove with floss but do not try to remove it with sharp or pointed instruments.

When you have a dental emergency, it's important to visit your dentist or an emergency room as soon as possible.

Emergency Contacts:
Dr. William R. Dzyak

Dental- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
10605 Concord Street, Suite # 200, Kensington, MD 20895
301-942-4900

Dr. Leonard J. Goldman
Dental-Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
12510 Prosperity Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904
301-622-2700

Dr. Sumesh Potluri
Dentist-Endodontist
10301 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20902
301-754-0500