At DC Smiles, Alexandria VA dentist Dr. Singer is proud to be able to treat patients who have experienced a dental emergency or facial trauma.
When you need a comprehensive dentist to attend to a dental emergency, please contact DC Smiles online or call our Alexandria VA practice directly at 703-299-4614. Dr. Singer treats patients from across the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
Emergency Trauma Dental Care
- Reimplantation/stabilization of teeth avulsed (knocked out) accidentally
- Repair of broken facial bones
- Reconstruction of damaged teeth and jaws
- Bone grafting
- Gum grafting
As an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at George Washington University Hospital, Dr. Singer is on-call for dentoalveolar and facial trauma, including lost and displaced teeth and fractured jaw bones. The range of traumas Dr. Singer treats includes auto, bicycle, and work- related accidents; falls; and trauma resulting from assault. George Washington University Hospital presents many unique reconstructive and trauma patients to Dr. Singer.
Dental trauma is injury to the teeth, gums, and jawbone. The most common type of dental trauma is a broken or displaced tooth.
Auto, bicycle, and work-related accidents and assaults are among the various ways teeth can be displaced, or knocked out or broken. Teeth that are knocked out, cracked, displaced forcefully, or loosened due to direct impact or pushed into the jawbone are also considered dental trauma. Oftentimes, these kinds of trauma to the teeth are very painful and can cause permanent tooth loss if not promptly and properly cared for.
Jaw fractures are common types of facial fractures also seen at GW Hospital. In a jaw fracture repair, Dr. Singer realigns the broken pieces of bone with wires and/or metal plates and screws. The prognosis in most jaw fractures is typically very good when the fracture is properly treated in a timely manner.
To schedule your appointment or consultation with Dr. Singer, please contact DC Smiles online or call our Alexandria VA office directly at 703-299-4614.