When the pain from oral injuries can’t wait, Deidra Kokel, DDS provides emergency dentistry services to ensure you and your family get immediate pain relief along with a proper diagnosis and the appropriate treatment for any underlying dental issues. She and her compassionate staff are available for same-day emergency dental care at her practice in Leesburg, Virginia. They maintain emergency coverage for evenings, weekends, and holidays and provide prompt help and advice over the phone about what to do until then.
Being available in the event of a dental emergency is a top priority at Deidra Kokel, DDS. If you or your family member is experiencing a dental emergency, call the office to schedule your same-day appointment. Regular office hours are from 7:00am to 7:00pm Monday through Thursday and 7:00am to 3:00pm on Friday.
Emergencies don’t always happen at convenient times. That’s why Dr. Kokel always has an on-call dentist available even if you call after hours or on a weekend or holiday.
When the office is closed, the voicemail greeting includes the phone number of the on-call dentist. If the on-call dentist does not pick up, leave a detailed message explaining the emergency, and he or she will quickly respond with help.
Unfortunately, in a dental emergency, you or a loved one are likely to be in considerable pain and concerned about saving a tooth. When you call, Dr. Kokel or a member of the staff provides advice about what to do in the time before your same-day appointment.
To prepare for your next dental emergency, here are some guidelines for how to respond before your emergency dental appointment with Dr. Kokel:
Rinse your mouth with warm water and gently remove any food with dental floss. Do not put aspirin on the gums near the aching tooth; doing so can cause a burning sensation and even lead to lasting gum damage.
Gently try to put your tooth back into the socket. If you can’t, place the tooth in milk, or a glass of water with a pinch of table salt, if you do not have milk.
Rinse your mouth with warm water. If you notice swelling, apply a cold compress to the outside of your mouth or cheek. If there’s bleeding, apply gauze to the area until the bleeding stops.
Call the office of Deidra Kokel, DDS immediately in the event of a dental emergency for your same-day appointment.