Lansdowne Family & Cosmetic Dentistry -  - General Dentist

Paul Ellington, DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Lansdowne, VA

Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Dental emergencies don’t follow a calendar — they can happen at any time. At Lansdowne Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, you have easy access to emergency dentistry services whenever you need them. Dr. Ellington is skilled in all types of emergency dentistry, and uses digital radiology (digital X-rays) for instant images of your mouth. You can reach us after hours to get the care you need when you need it. If you have a dental emergency, call our Lansdowne, Virginia, office, or use our online system to schedule a visit.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is focused on providing fast treatment to relieve pain and other symptoms in your teeth, gums, and other areas of your mouth, and to prevent more serious problems from occurring. Some examples of oral health issues that require emergency care include:

  • Toothache
  • Swollen gums
  • Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • A tooth that’s been knocked out
  • Broken, loose, or lost bridges, crowns, fillings, or other restorations
  • Abscesses and other infections
  • Sores or unusual spots on the soft tissues of your mouth that take a long time to heal

Some issues require same-day treatment while other oral health problems can be treated the next day or during the next available appointment. Calling the office right away ensures you receive care as quickly as possible.

How can I tell if I need emergency dentistry treatment?

The best way to know if you need emergency dental treatment is to call the office so you can discuss the issue you’re experiencing. Delaying care is not a good idea since that can allow a relatively simple issue to become much more serious. At Lansdowne Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we always respond to patient phone calls, and you can even speak to Dr. Ellington after hours to make sure you receive the most appropriate care for your needs.

What should I do if I have a toothache?

A toothache is a sign that something’s not right with your tooth, gum, or underlying bone. It could be decay, a loose restoration, an infection, or another issue causing your pain.

You can rinse with a little salt water and take an over-the-counter pain reliever to temporarily relieve the pain, but you need to call the office right away to schedule a visit and prevent the issue from becoming more serious. Dr. Ellington can take digital images of your tooth and the surrounding area to get an immediate picture of what’s causing your pain.

What should I do if a tooth falls out?

If you lose an adult tooth for any reason, you should call the office immediately. Dr. Ellington may be able to replant a healthy tooth that’s knocked out as long as you get care immediately.

Rinse the tooth gently to remove loose dirt, then try to place the tooth back in the socket if possible, or put it between your cheek and gum and call the office immediately, or head to the nearest emergency room. You can also place the tooth in a glass of milk. Be very careful not to touch the root since it can easily be damaged, and then Dr. Ellington may not be able to replant it.


If you have any questions regarding insurance providers, please call our office.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Delta Dental
Dental Health Alliance
United Concordia
United Healthcare

Words from our patients

  • "Convenient location. Very friendly and polite staff. Only had couple visits for cleaning and minor work done, I am generally happy with the services I received."

    Memie S.
  • "Very thorough cleanings and check-ups. Staff is very congenial."

    Peggy M.
  • "The staff is efficient and friendly, the hygienist is absolutely the best and most dedicated I have ever seen and Dr. Ellington is friendly and kind."

    Margaret W.
  • "I have received professional, friendly care for 6+ years from Dr. Ellington and staff. I would recommend Lansdowne Family and Cosmetic to all."

    James P.
  • "Lansdowne Family and Cosmetic Dentistry provides truly outstanding dental service from cleanings to more detailed dental procedures if necessary."

    Mark S.
  • "Happily, it was just a check-up and cleaning. Nilo did her usual thorough and excellent job. Very clear as to what she was doing."

    Rodney J.
  • "I have been a patient of the practice for 5 years and would recommend it to anyone looking for skilled service. I appreciate that the staff is caring and professional."

    Les D.
  • "Dr. Ellington and his entire staff are excellent! They feel like family."

    Kelley b.
  • "Joyce does an excellent job of cleaning teeth. She makes you feel very comfortable in the chair."

    Jim M.
  • "Dr. Ellington and Joyce and the entire office staff are the best!!! I can not say enough good things about this practice. "

    Maura W.
  • "I would rate Lansdowne Family and Cosmetics as the best ever. Been serviced by this office more than 10 yrs, and I love not only the service but the staff as well."

    Hashim K.
  • "The staff and Dr are always friendly and professional. Niloo does a great job with cleaning."

    Ann G.
  • "Staff is amazing! We have been coming for almost ten years. I used to go to Dr. Lee when I was little. The staff has always been amazing."

    Olivia L.
Lansdowne Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
44115 Woodridge Parkway, Suite 280
Lansdowne, VA 20176
Phone: 571-418-7219
Fax: 703-858-7001
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