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Drummond Dental Care

Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Fairfax, VA

Urgent Care Specialist

Drummond Dental Care serves the residents of Fairfax, VA. Drs. Tom and Tanya Drummond specialize in all aspects of family dental care, including dental emergencies and urgent care. The dentists offer a full line of dental services for both adults and children.

Urgent Care

In general dentistry, urgent care can mean a variety of things. A broken tooth, an injury to the soft tissues of the mouth, or an injury that results in the loss of a tooth or dislocation of the jaw, are all types of emergencies that may require an emergency visit to the dentist.

What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

The severity of an injury determines whether or not it is a true emergency. Some people may try to "tough it out" and wait until their dentist's office reopens. However, in certain situations, seeing the dentist immediately may save a tooth or prevent further damage from occurring. Breaking a tooth off at the base or soft tissue damage that results in profuse bleeding and possible tooth loss are injuries that should be seen as quickly as possible.

What do I do in a Dental Emergency?

A knocked out tooth or bitten tongue can cause panic in any parent, but quick thinking and staying calm are the best ways to approach such common dental emergencies and prevent additional unnecessary damage and costly dental restoration. This includes taking measures such as applying cold compresses to reduce swelling, and of course, contacting our office as soon as possible.

Are Injuries to Children More Serious?

While any injury is serious, when a child receives a dental injury, the ramifications may be permanent. When a child has an accident and a baby tooth is damaged, not much is typically done in the way of repairs. However, if a permanent tooth is damaged, a dentist will often go to great lengths to ensure that repairs are made quickly and efficiently to preserve the integrity of the tooth. Children are also much less likely to be able to handle the pain and discomfort associated with an injury to the face.

Can an Injury Wait or Should It Be Treated Immediately?

In most cases, the decision to wait for dental treatment rests on how much pain and discomfort is associated with the injury. If a risk of permanent tooth loss or lasting damage to the structure of the mouth exists, a patient should take the initiative and seek urgent care treatment.



Please contact our office for more information about the insurance policies we accept.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Delta Dental
MetLife Dental
United Concordia Dental
United Healthcare
United Healthcare PPO

Words from our patients

  • Dr. Oogle

    "Dr. Drummond was very professional and friendly. He did excellent work!!"

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Drummond's staff is amazing, very professional and create a warm environment. Definitely can tell it's a family business."

    Nita H.
  • Yelp

    "I have had two crowns from Mr. Dr. Drummond (husband and wife practice) and both are holding up perfectly."

    P M
  • Yelp

    "Routine cleanings are a breeze, the staff is friendly and the equipment seems to be top notch. "

    Alex C.
Drummond Dental Care
2665 Prosperity Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone: 571-222-6847
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