Emergency Dentistry

Same-Day Emergency Dental Care in Falls Church

If You Have a Dental Emergency? Please Call (703) 534-9160

As medical issues and accidents can occur at any time of the day, the same is true for injuries and illnesses of the teeth, gums, and jaw. The good news is that we are here to help you! Dr. Robert A. Morabito and his staff can assist you with emergency dental care.

Typically, we can accommodate an emergency dental appointment for walk-ins or offer a same-day appointment. Occasionally, a next-day appointment will be necessary. Our staff takes pride in providing for and understanding our patient’s needs.

Dental Emergency Instructions

Obtaining emergency dental care is important for several reasons. There are situations where a tooth can be saved if treated early and damaging infections can be stopped. Lastly, it’s important to get the accompanying pain that often exists with an emergency under control.emergency dental care in falls church


Call us as soon as possible if you are experiencing tooth pain or discomfort. This is usually a sign of a larger problem that needs urgent attention.

Damaged or lost tooth

Time is critical when you lose a tooth. It is important to call us immediately. The window of opportunity to save a tooth is a small one, usually only an hour. You can do a few things before you reach our office.

  • Gently rinse the dislodged tooth in water.
  • Be careful not to remove any of the attached tissue when you are rinsing the tooth.
  • Gently try to place the tooth back into the socket. Do not try to force it and make sure it is pointing in the right direction.
  • If that does not work, place the tooth in a small cup of milk or a salt-water solution. If that is unavailable, hold the tooth between your cheek and gums to keep it moist.
  • Get to us immediately! The faster you can see us, the better chance we have in saving your tooth.
  • If your tooth is still intact inside your mouth, gently push the tooth back in the proper position. Come in immediately so we can try to save your tooth.
  • If your tooth is chipped or broken, gather up the pieces in a small-moistened cloth, and bring them with you to our office.

Soft-tissue injuries

Injuries to the tongue, lips, gums, and cheeks can cause pain, swelling, and bleeding. Rinse your mouth with warm water and apply direct pressure to the area with moistened gauze or a clean towel. You can also apply a cold compress to the outside of your cheek or mouth to help with swelling, bleeding, and pain. The injury may need professional treatment, so you’ll need to get help immediately.

Lost crown or filling

When you lose a filling there is a possibility that your tooth has been fractured. A new filling or crown will probably be needed. For a crown that comes out, many times we can get it re-cemented if there is no decay evident. The tooth may become especially sensitive if a nerve is exposed. falls church emergency dentist robert morabito

Call us immediately. If you cannot come in right away, you can place the crown back on the tooth using toothpaste or with temporary dental cement available at your pharmacy. Do not use glue on your tooth.

Contact an Emergency Dentist in Northern Virginia

A good rule of thumb is, if it’s painful, it is a dental emergency.

Robert A. Morabito, DDS, and his trained staff in Falls Church can help if you our your loved one is suffering from painful dental emergency. Contact us immediately so we can properly advise what you should do until your visit.


Read what people are saying about us.

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Dr. Morabito and your wonderful staff - Thank you so much for your kind, welcoming, and kid-friendly attention you gave me and my sons when we came in for the Harrison's 1st dental checkup. Thanks again and keep up the good work.

The Harrisons

Dr. Morabito is an awesome dentist, a great personality with the hift of humor, he is personable, and amazingly manages to choose the very best people to work for him. They are all excellent and most of all - caring and genuine. And with my dental problems, believe me I have had my share of being treated like a "number." I recently flew back to Falls Church from Kansas City to have him do my implants, because I don't trust anyone else.

Lynn S.

Dr. Morabito is a rare man: intellectual, very professional, very sensitive and practical to his patients. HIS STAFF: ADIMINISTRATION, DENTAL HYGENISTS, DENTAL ASSISTANTS , entertainment, and a charitable character are exceptionally capable, as he demands. If his practice were a fine hotel, his ZAGAT rating would be the highest. Dr. Morabito is an exceptional man! His professional associations keep him in the forefront of the latest methods and technology. He is excellent with the fearful and anxious patients and makes them feel confident. He is great in all the technical aspects of dentistry. He makes thousands of patients look better and feel great about themselves. You can feel secure in knowing that Dr. Morabito is the only dentist you will need, and he is affordable with a variety of financial plans. All aspects are well explained. If you want a great dentist, see Dr. Morabito and his charming and professional staff that will make you comfortable like family.

Michael C.

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