Emergency Dentist in Ellicott City

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Providing Exceptional Emergency Dental Care In Ellicott City Maryland Since 1991

Emergency Dentist

Ellicott City, MD

If you are in any kind of pain and you suspect a dental problem, don’t wait. We are here to help. Contact our emergency dentist that is on call even on weekends. The doctor will take the time to assess your situation and determine next steps.

Get the help you need right away! We know how uncomfortable it can be when your teeth are causing you pain. We also understand how important it is to actually speak to someone when you are in pain. This is why our dental practice always has an emergency dentist on call.

Please don’t wait any longer and give us a call or send us your questions by using the button below if this is not a rush (we typically respond within 24 to 48 hours on these form submissions). We look forward to helping you.

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Meet Our Dentists

Our dentists are always ready to help. Remember that tooth pain is not normal and should be diagnosed by a dentist and taken care of quickly. Sudden tooth aches can often mean other complications or severe issues. We encourage you to call us right away so that our emergency dentist in Ellicott City can ask you all the right questions.

If you are a new patient, don’t worry. We can iron all that out when you speak to someone at our dental practice.

We’ll have steps for you to follow or advice to help you manage pain until your next appointment.

Where Are We Located?

Our dental office is located at 5126 Dorsey Hall Dr, Ellicott City, MD 21042. We’ve included both a map and street view for your convenience. You can also grab directions to our office right here.

We are open until 8PM Monday through Thursdays!



I was in the dental chair within 5 minutes of my appointment time. Friendly staff and every step was explained


What is the most common dental emergency?

The most frequent dental emergency is a toothache. It could be the result of a cavity or even teeth grinding. Whether you have a toothache, rinse your mouth with warm water and floss the affected area to examine if any food or other debris has become lodged and could be causing some irritation in that area.

If you have swelling, you can use an ice pack. DO NOT use anything warm to press against the affected area. We also recommend you contact your local emergency dentist before taking any pain medication. Allow them to ask you the right questions to determine the best course of action.

Neglecting cavities is another common dental problem we see often and can eventually become an emergency treatment. Do not leave these untreated when first discovered.

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Why You Can Trust Our Emergency Dentists


Our doctors have post-graduate training, which includes, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, invisalign, full mouth rehabilitation, esthetic dentistry, and soft tissue laser treatments.


We are truly passionate about taking care of patients. We want them to be with us for 30 years or more! Our process involves meeting our patients first and making sure they leave our office fully informed.

On Time

What we do well and take extremely serious, is availability for patients. We have the ability to see them when they need to be seen and make sure we run on time. If the appointment is at 8 o'clock, you're seen at 8!

4.9 Rating

As of today we're proud to have an average rating of 4.9 in Google and we have over 1,100 combined reviews on the internet that anyone can find. We are very grateful to all our patients who have taken time to share their experience with all of you.

Top Quality Facility

We want to make sure we cover all bases. Our facility is equipped to provide our patients with everything from models to photographs of their teeth, photographs of their smile, full x-rays, molds if we need to, and scans. Then we discuss.

How We're Different

We are a general dentistry practice specializing in people first. We make sure each patient is informed of their current condition, short term and long term concerns, things that will last or not for a period of time, and we let them decide.

Get The Professional Dental Care You Need Right Away!

Even if you are uncertain whether your situation is an emergency or not, it is critical that you speak to a dentist as soon as possible. This is one of the reasons our emergency dentists are on call during off hours and weekends. This is also why we are open and offer appointment until 8PM Monday through Thursday.

How To Prevent Dental Emergencies

There is always something you can do to prevent dental emergencies. These however will never protect you 100% of the time. As you know, things can happen. But if you get in the habit of keeping a few of these tips always present, you will greatly reduce chances of something going wrong.

Don’t miss your regular dentist appointments

That’s right. If you have a scheduled appointment, which we recommend every six months, make sure you go. Give your local dentist an opportunity to spot potential issues way ahead of time and before they become a dental emergency.

Follow through on your oral hygiene at home

You know the deal, right? We understand some habits can be difficult to maintain and carry out in a consistent basis, but this one you should. Be honest with yourself. You know whether you are brushing two or three times per day, flossing after each meal, consuming excessive amounts of sugar-type foods, and drinking plenty of water. If not, what are you waiting for? A dental emergency to happen?

Keep an eye on your daily diet

Sugar is all over the place! Your kitchen pantry, restaurants, in almost every isle at your local grocery store, and at every event. We get it. It’s really hard to avoid it. But you should spend some time understanding the effects of sugar on your teeth and why this is really (really) bad.

Wear a mouthguard when required

What type of sport/s are you doing? Do you grind your teeth when you sleep or when you are feeling anxious? Getting a mouthguard or a night guard to protect your teeth is just so simple! You should definitely be wearing some kind of mouthguard protection. Why not mention this on your next dental appointment?

Don’t use your mouth for anything other than speaking and eating

You would think that’s an obvious one, right? But no! There are countless people (and we know for a fact because our patients admit to it) who use their mouth to open packages, tear up envelopes, and even remove bottle caps. Why? You are putting your oral health at risk, plain and simple as that. Here’s what we recommend – don’t do it!

How To Relieve Pain Temporarily

First of all, we encourage anyone experiencing any kind of dental related pain, to schedule an appointment our dentists in Ellicott City, MD as quickly as possible. This could be a potential dental emergency and you will need a professional exam and diagnosis. Here are a few things you can do (in the meantime) to relieve some of the pain temporarily. Next, call our office.

Apply ice or cold packs

Massage the area gently

Eat soft foods (no chewing gum!)

Relax and reduce stress

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