Emergency Dental Services
Dental emergencies can be painful and often occur without warning. In an effort to promote health and well-being in the Richmond area, Studio Dental is proud to offer emergency dental care for patients of all ages. With no appointment needed, our same-day emergency dental care is available to stop your pain, restore your smile, and most importantly, get you back to your daily life as fast as possible.
Do I have to book an appointment if I am having an emergency?
We understand the severity of these types of dental emergencies, which is why, depending on the urgency of treatment, we will accommodate to see an emergency patient in the same day they call without an appointment. Many injuries will only get worse if treatment is delayed, so if you are suffering from anything listed above we advise you to call Studio Dental for emergency dental care.
We provide emergency services for all of the following:
- Loose teeth
- Teeth that have been knocked out
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Soft tissue damage and gum bleeding
- Tooth abscess
- Loose implants, bridges, crowns, or fillings
- Bleeding or dry socket discomfort caused by a tooth extraction
Please note that delaying an emergency dentist visit could worsen the situation and the associated costs of treatment. Every minute counts, so if you’ve sustained a head injury that is causing concussion-like symptoms, nausea, vomiting, or uncontrolled bleeding, we strongly recommend that you promptly visit the nearest hospital emergency department to have your injuries evaluated.
How can I prevent a dental emergency?
While there is no guaranteed way to prevent an emergency, minimizing the likelihood of one is a great way to protect yourself. Here are a few ways you can accomplish that:
1 Avoid chewing hard food items such as ice, popcorn kernels or hard candies; these can chip your teeth and cause damage.
2 Never use your teeth to cut objects or tear open packages, that’s what scissors are for!
3 When engaging in contact sports activities always wear a custom-fitted protective mouthguard. We at Studio Dental of River Park make mouthguards that offer top-tier protection for your teeth, so make sure to get yours and sustain that smile!
4 If you suffer from teeth grinding or jaw clenching, notably while sleeping, wear a protective nightguard to stop overnight tooth and jaw damage.