If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please call our office at 202-851-8016 to schedule an appointment right away. We are not a 24/7 facility, but we make every effort to see existing patients on the same day when possible. If this is a medical emergency and our office is closed, please call 911 right away.
Since these unscheduled emergency visits can delay regularly scheduled appointments, your understanding is appreciated as we make every effort to accommodate each regularly scheduled patient on a timely basis.
What is a Dental Emergency?
Some of the most common reasons to call our office for an emergency dental appointment include:
- Having a tooth knocked out
- Having a tooth break, chip, or crack
- Severe and sudden tooth pain
- A failed restoration (loose or missing fillings, crowns, or bridges)
Signs that you are experiencing a dental emergency include a sudden onset of pain, a tooth being knocked loose or out, or a restoration falling out. While these should be treated as soon as possible, they do not often necessitate immediate intervention. However, when you call our office with one of these concerns, we will schedule you in for the next available spot, enabling us to quickly restore comfort and beauty to your smile.
We understand that a dental emergency is unplanned, unexpected, inconvenient, and, most importantly, potentially embarrassing. We work hard to get dental emergencies fixed quickly and efficiently to get you back out the door and on with your day.
Why Choose Us
Dr. Gerald Marlin is one of Washington D.C.’s most respected and trusted dentists. Recognized as a Top Dentist by Washingtonian Magazine for more than 20 straight years, Dr. Marlin is a leading specialist in implant, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry who takes every care to provide effective, long-lasting solutions for dental emergencies. An industry leader in implant planning and placement, Dr. Marlin has the experience, dedication, and patience to create attractive, strong, and functionally superior smiles following all types of trauma.
Many other offices must coordinate with remote, off-site dental labs to create new or to fix and replace existing restorations. This step can take several days or even weeks to complete and there is no guarantee that the restorations created by a third-party will actually fit into your smile. Remember, with teeth, millimeters can make a difference and, in some cases, off-site restorations have to be restored, retooled, and retried several times before a comfortable and attractive fit is found.
We understand that most patients simply don’t have that amount of time available, or cannot afford to walk around with broken or missing teeth for weeks on end. Our in-house lab allows us to be ready and prepared for all situations, enabling us to fabricate crowns and veneers faster than other Prosthodontists or General Dentists and, thereby, promptly address our patients’ emergencies without compromising quality. Because Dr. Marlin oversees the creation of these restorations, they are precisely sized, shaped, and shaded to fit seamlessly into your smile and, because our equipment, process, and materials are of the highest quality, our emergency dental restorations can last for decades – longer even than the expected lifetime of third-party created alternatives.
Contact Us Today
If you are experiencing a dental emergency in Washington D.C., please call 202-851-8016 to schedule the next available appointment. Prosthetic Dentistry of Washington D.C. welcomes patients from Metro D.C.