An Emergency Dentist You Can Trust in Silver Spring, MD

Ideally, you would always be prepared for the unexpected. Unfortunately, accidents can and do happen. When a situation results in a dental emergency, City Place Dental can deliver the skilled and trusted care you deserve. Since 1997, Dr. Kingsley Achikeh has provided emergency dental care 24 hours a day, seven days a week to individuals and families across Silver Spring, Northwest Washington DC, Wheaton, and the Montgomery County communities.

Whether you are experiencing debilitating tooth pain or a lost restoration, please do not wait! Contact our skilled and compassionate emergency dentist at City Place Dental today. You can reach us on our office line at (301) 585-1515.

We work with you to schedule visits the same-day whenever possible during business hours. If you call after hours, you will still be able to reach a live staff member who will work with you to get you scheduled the very next day! Whether you are a new or current patient, emergency appointments are available.


Silver Spring Emergency Dental Services from Dr. Achikeh

Our dentist has the experience and technology to handle many dental emergencies here in our office. We carefully design our care to deliver accurate diagnoses, effective treatment and promote proper healing. We can tailor our solutions to treat the needs of every member of your family.

Dr. Achikeh provides the following services in an emergency:

What Counts as A Dental Emergency?

illustration of tooth and emergency kitDental emergencies can range from a persistent toothache to dental trauma, as well as dislodged or impacted teeth. At City Place Dental, we work to address and treat these common dental situations:

Lost, Broken, or Damaged Restoration

While dental restorations are designed to last for many years, they are not indestructible. A filling or crown can loosen, wear out, or develop decay under the restoration. Small chips or cracks can progress into a larger fracture.

If left untreated, this damage can leave your tooth vulnerable to bacteria and infection. If a bridge is missing for a prolonged period, neighboring teeth can begin to shift towards the space created by the lost restoration.


A mild toothache may not be considered an emergency. Continuous sharp or pulsating pain that interferes with your life is serious and often a sign of infection. Our team can identify and diagnose the source of your discomfort. We work with you to create an effective treatment plan to quickly alleviate pain and save your tooth whenever possible.

Severely Damaged or Broken Tooth

Dental accidents can happen at any time, leading to various problems. Chips or cracks can develop into larger cavities or fractures that damage the root if not addressed quickly. Broken teeth can be very unsettling. Remember to stay calm, take quick action, and contact us for prompt treatment.

Knocked-Out or Avulsed Teeth

An avulsed or tooth knocked out of its socket is one of the most common and urgent dental emergencies. It is possible to save your tooth with quick action, but the chances for success reduce as time passes. If you have a knocked-out tooth, remain calm and contact our office as soon as possible. We will guide you through the process to ensure you get the best possible results.

Treating Your Dental Emergency

Dr. Achikeh and our team understand how stressful these situations can be, especially when they affect how your smile looks. We provide emergency dentistry every day of the week, including evenings and weekends.

At City Place Dental, we perform the following procedures to treat dental emergencies effectively:

  • Root Canal Therapy to remove infection from the inner the chambers of a tooth. Without treatment, the tooth can die, and bacteria could eventually spread to other parts of the body.
  • Pulpotomies for Children to repair damage from decay in baby teeth. Once removed, we use a filling to seal the tooth and protect it from bacteria or re-infection. A crown can also be used.
  • Tooth Extractions when a tooth is too damaged to be saved with root canal therapy. We also perform emergency extractions in the event of sports injuries, trauma, or impacted wisdom teeth.

We use advanced diagnostic technology, such as digital x-rays, to identify the source of the problem. Our team works with you every step of the way, crafting treatment plans to restore your dental health.

How Do I Handle My Emergency?

Image of Girl Smiling at CameraCalling our office in Silver Spring, MD, as soon as possible should always be the first step in any emergency. Our friendly staff is here to walk you through each step and help you remain calm. When an emergency happens, quick action and staying calm can make all the difference.

For a knocked out or broken tooth, pick it up by its crown and don't touch the root area. Try to collect all broken pieces. Rinse the tooth carefully and store it in a clean container with milk or water. If possible, try to place the tooth back in its socket.

For swelling or pain, apply an ice pack to your cheek or jaw area. You can take pain relievers as directed. If you're experiencing bleeding, place a clean, dry gauze to the area and bite down gently. If bleeding continues, change out the gauze until you get to our office.

Your Trusted Emergency Dentist 24 Hours a Day, Seven Days a Week

Knowing you have a skilled professional to provide comprehensive emergency dentistry when you need it most is a comfort. At City Place Dental, not only can Dr. Achikeh deliver quick and effective treatment, but our entire team will work to protect your long-term oral health. Call our office today to set up your appointment!



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8780 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910

(301) 585-1515

Monday8am to 5pm
Tuesday8am to 5pm
Thursday9am to 1pm - Emergencies only
Friday8am to 5pm
Saturday8am to 3pm

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