Your teeth, gums, and tongue are tough, but they aren’t invincible. At Tamara Levit, DDS, PC, in North Bethesda, Maryland, the team provides urgent care for toothaches, trapped foreign objects, and cracked or chipped teeth. To access quick, effective, and urgent dental treatment call or use the online booking tool to make your appointment today.
Urgent care is a branch of emergency dentistry that focuses on dental issues that require treatment within 6-24 hours of an accident or injury. Issues treated with urgent care are serious but not life-threatening and typically don’t require surgery.
At Tamara Levit, DDS, PC,, the team offers a comprehensive suite of urgent care services. Some of the most common issues treated with urgent dental care include:
The team also treats common sports-related injuries including busted lips, swollen jaws, and bleeding gums.
In a perfect world, you’d never require urgent care, but accidents happen. Fortunately, if you know what to do in an emergency and act quickly, it's possible to save your natural, permanent teeth.
For example, if you play sports and crack or chip a tooth, stop what you’re doing, try to save the broken pieces, and rinse out your mouth with warm water. If there’s bruising or swelling, you can also apply a cold compress.
Next, call the team at Tamara Levit, DDS, PC, and let them know what happened. They offer same-day appointments and can typically get you in right away. They may also be able to provide you with tips to minimize your pain and swelling until you arrive.
If you experience an accident or injury outside of normal office hours, visit your nearest emergency room or 24-hour urgent care facility.
When you arrive for urgent care at Tamara Levit, DDS, PC,, your provider performs a thorough oral exam, reviews your medical history, and asks you a series of questions about your injury and associated symptoms.
Depending on the reason for your visit, your provider may also take a series of digital X-rays or use an intraoral camera to get a better look at the source of your discomfort.
If you have a tooth that’s loose or deeply fractured, your provider may recommend applying a dental crown or bonding stabilizing splints to your teeth. For oral abscesses or tooth decay, a root canal may be necessary. The team also offers state-of-the-art cosmetic bonding, a perfect solution for cracked or otherwise damaged teeth.
If a toothache, swollen lip, or other similar problem is interfering with your ability to speak or chew, urgent dental care can help. Call or click the online booking tool to make an appointment at Tamara Levit, DDS, PC, today.