Emergency Dentist

Your confident smile is our goal.  To get it you’ll need healthy teeth and healthy gums, and you’ll need a dentist with cosmetic dentistry expertise – to get the shape, position, and color of your teeth just right for you.  Whether you need porcelain veneers or a full-mouth restoration, Dr. Forbes and the team at Capital Dental Design in Richmond can help you every step of the way.

Emergency Dentistry in Richmond, VA

It is never ideal to be in the situation of needing emergency dental care, but accidents do happen, and it is important to have a plan in place in case you do find yourself in such a situation. In addition to providing a full range of dental services, Dr. Graham Forbes and his team are on hand to provide you with emergency treatments as needed. We are not only committed to providing you with the care you need, we are also committed to providing you care in a manner that will help minimize or remove any physical discomfort, stress, or anxiety related to your procedure.

Although it can sometimes be difficult to determine whether or not you require emergency dental care, if you are ever in doubt, we urge you to call us as soon as possible, as receiving care quickly will offer you the best chance of being relieved of discomfort and will significantly reduce your risk of long-term damage. To learn more about Emergency Dental care, please refer to the following, or schedule an appointment today. We proudly serve patients throughout Richmond and the surrounding area, including neighborhoods like Southampton, Stratford Hills, Westover Hills, Bon Air, Libbie and Grove, Church Hill, The Fan, Westham, Museum District, and Mooreland Farms.

At Capital Dental Design, we are committed to providing you with effective, considerate care when you need it most!

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Common Dental Emergencies

Although we are on hand to provide you with care for all your emergency dental care needs, it is important to know what steps you can take to minimize complications until you can receive professional care.


One of the most common reasons to seek emergency dental care is due to a toothache. The difficulty in determining whether emergency care is necessary is due largely to the fact that toothaches can be caused by so many different things that may or may not require immediate attention. For example, many times a toothache will be due to an undiagnosed cavity that causes discomfort whenever cold or hot food or drinks are consumed. While this discomfort may be significant, it is an issue that can be mitigated by avoiding these types of food or beverages until an appointment can be scheduled to deal with the issue.

Knocked-out Tooth

Losing a tooth can be a very distressing experience, but if you find yourself in this situation, it is important to remain calm. Following your tooth being knocked out, it is important to contact our clinic immediately, even if the incidence occurs outside of our usual business hours. Next, pick the tooth up, making a point of not disturbing the root, and gently rinse it off with water. If possible, insert the tooth back into its socket and hold it in place by gently biting down. If you attempt to hold the tooth in this position but find doing so to be too painful, store the tooth in a glass of milk, saline, or your own saliva until you are able to be seen by a professional. Provided the damage is not too severe and the root is still intact, Dr. Forbes will do everything he can to save your tooth. Otherwise, we can provide treatment in the form of dental bridges or dental implants.

Cracked or Chipped Teeth

If your tooth becomes cracked or chipped, it is important to follow a similar protocol detailed in how to respond to a knocked-out tooth. If the broken part of your tooth is stored in saline, milk, or your own saliva, it may be possible to place it back in its original position using composite resin. If the crack or chip is more severe, however, it may be necessary to perform a larger restoration procedure, such as a dental crown or root canal therapy.

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Cost of Emergency Care

It is always better and more affordable to receive dental care through a scheduled appointment, but there are times when immediate care is the necessary step to take for the good of your oral health. Several factors will determine the total cost of treatment. The severity of your case and whether multiple procedures and appointments are necessary will have the biggest impact on treatment cost. Additional costs may be incurred if dental sedation is necessary and whether the procedure is covered (and if so, how much) by your dental insurance plan.

If you are not covered under a dental insurance plan, or if you are simply interested in saving money, consider joining the Capital Dental Design Membership Plan. Although we make every effort to keep our services affordable for all patients, joining our membership plan allows us to save you even more money by covering the cost of preventive care such as cleanings, exams, and routine x-rays. We also offer discounts of 10-15% on other dental services offered at our clinic.

To learn more about our membership plan, payment options, or anticipated costs, contact our office.

Contact us For Emergency Dental Care Today

At Capital Dental Design in Richmond, one of the main things our patients love about us is that we are a patient-centered practice. We treat our patients like family, which means we take the time to understand who you are, your medical and oral health history, and your oral health goals, because doing so allows us to do everything we can to help you and your family reach those goals.

If you have not joined us as a patient yet and/or if you require emergency dental, contact us immediately online or call us directly at (804) 320-8894.