Valley Dental Health

Cockeysville Emergency Dentistry

Overview

About Emergency Dentistry

Valley Dental Health in Cockeysville offers emergency dentistry services with the help of Dr. Ashley Izadi and Dr. Roham Rafat. Our experienced dentists are available to provide prompt and quality care when you need it most. Call 410-666-1178 to schedule an appointment and receive the best dental care in the Cockeysville area.

Key Takeaways

Valley Dental Health offers emergency dental care services for patients in Cockeysville, Hunt Valley, Sparks, Phoenix, MD and the surrounding areas.


If you have a dental emergency, the best thing to do is call the dentist for further instructions.


Common causes of dental emergencies are riding a bike, outdoor play, work accidents, or biting into something hard.


If your tooth breaks in half, call the dentist immediately to schedule an appointment. Do not attempt to glue or reattach the filling or crown.

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If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please call 410.666.1178.

Valley Dental Health offers emergency dental care services for patients in Cockeysville, Hunt Valley, Sparks, Phoenix, MD and the surrounding areas.

Whether you are a new patient or a patient of record, we will make every attempt to see you on the same day. If your emergency is happening during normal hours, call our office to schedule an appointment.

If your emergency is taking place after normal hours, please call Valley Dental Health and leave a voicemail. Your message will be delivered to the dentist on call who will get back to you promptly. Our dentist can advise on your situation, call in prescriptions, offer treatment advice and schedule a visit if needed.

What To Do If You Have A Dental Emergency

The best thing to do in a dental emergency is to call the dentist for further instructions. Many dental problems only get worse without treatment. Seeking treatment quickly can save you time, pain, and money in the long run.

Our goal is to treat your dental emergency promptly and with the highest level of service so that you can enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile.

Broken or missing crown or filling

It is unlikely that the restoration can be reused, but please save it if possible. Do not attempt to glue or reattach the filling or crown.

Broken or knocked-out teeth

If you have a broken or knocked-out tooth, please contact our dentist’s office immediately. Retrieve the tooth, if possible, holding it by the crown (the part that is normally exposed in your mouth).

You may gently rinse the tooth with water to remove dirt but do not scrub or remove any tissue fragments that may be attached.

The ADA recommends storing the tooth in a small container with your own saliva or milk. Teeth have the greatest chance of being replaced in the socket within one hour of being knocked out.

If you cannot save your tooth, Valley Dental Health offers a full range of restorative dentistry services, such as implants or bridges. Your dentist may use the natural tooth as a model for the new restoration.

Tooth Pain

One of the most common oral health concerns is toothache or tooth pain. There are a number of things that cause a toothache, our first suggestion may be to try brushing or flossing around the tooth to remove any trapped food or other particles. You may also try rinsing with warm water or a diluted salt solution.

If you experience any swelling, apply a cold compress to the cheek or outside of the mouth to reduce discomfort.

Cavities can also cause considerable discomfort and may require a root canal. In rare cases, an abscess can cause tooth pain. Do not attempt to open or drain the abscess, and do not apply painkillers directly against the gum area or aching tooth.

Broken Dentures or Broken Bridge

If possible, save the broken denture or bridge and bring it with you to your appointment. In some cases, a dentist can repair dentures and bridges. We will evaluate your denture or bridge and make the best recommendation for repair or replacement.

Emergency Dentistry FAQs

What is the most common dental emergency?

The most common dental emergencies are toothache or cavities. Rinsing with warm salt water and flossing can help with toothaches.

How do you handle dental emergencies?

The best thing to do when experiencing a dental emergency is to rinse with saltwater. If you’re bleeding, you may apply gauze to the area until bleeding stops. Also, using a cold compress and holding it near your pain can help numb the area and relieve pain.

What are the common causes of a dental emergency?

The most common causes of dental emergencies are riding a bike, outdoor play, work accidents, or biting into something hard.

What are the 3 C’s when dealing with an emergency in order?

The three C’s to remember when dealing with a dental emergency include check, call, and care. Check the mouth to determine what is wrong, call our office, or a dental office near you to schedule an appointment asap, and lastly get care for the issue.

Is a broken tooth a dental emergency?

A broken tooth is not necessarily a dental emergency, however it can be if the patient is in extreme pain, or the area of the incident will not stop bleeding. It is important to call our office, or an office near you asap to schedule an appointment.

What to do if a tooth breaks in half?

If your tooth breaks in half, the first step is to call our office, or a nearby office immediately to schedule an appointment. It is not advisable to ignore a broken tooth, as the condition may worsen and the tooth may become infected.

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Reviews

What Our Amazing Patients Say

Kim Abbott
Kim Abbott
2023-10-25

Fantastic place, everyone is very friendly & thorough from the office staff to the dentist . I’m Getting full implants.
They explained everything & answered all of my 900 questions. Every visit is a great experiance , no more anxiety.
I will be going back again ! So happy I found Valley Dental !

Kurt Yearwood
Kurt Yearwood
2023-10-23

Great professional, friendly place . I love everyone there !!

Brittany Murray
Brittany Murray
2023-10-18

The staff are all very friendly and make you feel right at home. I especially love Tiffany at the front desk, she’s the best! I have been coming here for about 6 years now and haven’t had any complaints. I got to meet Dr. Gear and she was fantastic. She took her time to explain the preventive care that was being suggested, answered all of my questions in great detail, and diligently and quickly did my fill in. I highly recommend this dental office!!

Sharareh Atighehchi
Sharareh Atighehchi
2023-10-13

Best in Maryland.

Annette Gardner
Annette Gardner
2023-10-12

Great dentist, great staff ! I gave a great fear of dentist but valley dental is amazing

Margaret Corcoran
Margaret Corcoran
2023-10-12

Every person I encountered in this office was kind and helpful! They bent over backwards to make sure I was comfortable, and Dr Gear is wonderful!
Thanks for all did yesterday to help me!

Michael Nicholson
Michael Nicholson
2023-10-12

A place where you can go and be genuinely appreciated. Every aspect of your procedure is carefully performed and described to. Valley Dental Health is more than worth 1 hour drive I take to get there.

Paul B
Paul B
2023-10-09

I came to Valley Dental 15 Months ago. I had a lot of Dental work to do Dr Rafat and his staff did an excellent job. I am so glad I left my old Dentist and Found Valley Dental. I highly recommend this practice to Anyone.
Best Regards
Paul M Bozman Jr

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is a type of dental care that is offered on an urgent basis to treat dental issues that require immediate attention.

What types of issues are treated in emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is used to treat issues such as toothaches, broken or chipped teeth, dental infections, and lost or damaged dental work.

How quickly can I get an appointment for emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry appointments can typically be scheduled within 24 hours.

Are emergency dentistry services covered by insurance?

Emergency dentistry services may be covered by insurance depending on the type of service and the patient’s plan.

What should I do if I’m experiencing a dental emergency?

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, you should contact your dentist or local emergency room as soon as possible.