Emergency Dentist in Arlington, VA

Are you having a dental emergency? Grace TMJ and Urgent Dental Care Inc provides emergency dental care in Arlington and Ashburn, Virginia, to help get your oral health and smile back on track. Please call us at 703-469-7435 immediately so that we can make arrangements for you to meet with Dr. Hani Hanna or Dr. Zaher Aymach as soon as possible and get you the care you need. Our team will also provide instructions on what to do until you are able to meet with our dentist or oral surgeon.

A dental emergency can happen to anyone, regardless of age, and can occur unexpectedly during any number of your day-to-day activities, such as playing sports, taking a bad fall, or getting into an accident involving cars or bikes. In case of a dental emergency, it is advisable to take some steps to care for the injury before consulting with a dentist.

If the injury is severe, like a broken jaw or other serious injury, it is recommended to visit a medical physician or go to the emergency room before seeking dental treatment. In the case of a life-threatening injury, it is best to call 911 or head straight to the nearest emergency room.

Chipped or Fractured Teeth

Certain types of tooth damage, like chips, cracks, or fractures, can cause varying levels of pain. In case of such damage, it is important to get in touch with our office as soon as possible. While you wait for your appointment with our dentist, there are some steps you can take. These include:

  • Rinsing any broken-off pieces of the tooth with lukewarm water and bringing them to your appointment
  • Applying gauze to any bleeding areas for up to ten minutes
  • Using ice or a cold compress on the cheek to reduce swelling and pain
  • Using a recommended topical pain reliever

In some cases, dental cement, which is readily available at most drugstores, may also be helpful in decreasing sensitivity when used to cover the affected area, though we suggest you review this with our team when you schedule your visit before applying.

Dislodged or Loosened Teeth

As a first step, it is important to get in touch and set up a meeting with our dentist as soon as possible. In the meantime, an ice pack or cold compress can help alleviate any discomfort or swelling when applied to the affected area. If necessary, taking a mild pain reliever may also be beneficial.

During the appointment, our dentist will carefully examine the site of the dislodged or loosened tooth and attempt to reposition and stabilize it in the mouth. If the tooth is still connected to its blood vessels and nerves by the time you reach the office, it is unlikely that you will need a root canal to restore your smile, however, if the tooth does not heal properly, our team may recommend root canal therapy to address the issue.

Avulsed (Knocked-Out) Teeth

In case your tooth gets completely dislodged, it is imperative to get in touch with our office without delay as time plays a crucial role in the successful reimplantation of your tooth. Upon making an appointment with our dentist, make sure to follow these guidelines:

  • Remove any blood or debris by rinsing your mouth.
  • To reduce swelling, apply a cold compress or an ice pack to the outside of the cheek.
  • Handle the tooth by its chewing surface or crown and avoid touching its root.
  • Rinse the tooth gently, without using any soap, scrubbing or tissues, to clean it.
  • If you can, try holding the tooth in its socket by biting down softly. Otherwise, keep the tooth moist. This can be done using your cheek pouch, milk, saline solution, your own saliva, water or a tooth preservation kit (available at most pharmacies).

Lost Filling or Crown

Loose crowns or fillings may be the consequence of an injury to the face or tooth decay beneath the restoration. In these cases, it is essential that you reach out to our team and schedule the soonest possible appointment. Losing your restoration can also reveal sensitive tissue beneath, making eating or drinking uncomfortable. We recommend keeping your dental crown in a cool and safe place until you can visit us.

During the waiting period, there are a few things you can do, such as cleaning the crown and fixing it back in place with dental cement or applying clove oil for pain relief. However, avoid using any glue to reattach the crown to your tooth. Our dentist will assess the fit of your crown during the appointment. If it still fits well, we will reattach it. If not, we will clean the tooth and make you a new crown.


In case of a toothache, it is recommended to rinse the mouth to get rid of any debris or floss to remove any debris that may be stuck between the teeth. If the pain still persists, it is advisable to contact our office and schedule an appointment with our dentist who can diagnose the cause of the toothache and suggest an appropriate treatment. It is important to avoid placing aspirin on your gums or teeth as it can harm your oral tissues.