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Emergency Dentistry

Cosmetic & General Dentistry of New City

Dentists located in New City, NY

Dental emergencies are stressful situations, which is why you want to make sure that you’re prepared for them when they happen. One of the best ways to prepare is to have a good emergency dentist on-call, like Joel Scheir, DDS, and Danielle Scheir, DMD, at Cosmetic & General Dentistry of New City in New City, New York. If you need emergency dental care, get to their clinic immediately, otherwise, schedule a visit by phone or online to learn more.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dental care?

Emergency dental care is any dental procedure that’s performed for urgent treatment. Whether you’re suffering from a sudden onset of inexplicable pain or have suffered a facial injury near your mouth, Cosmetic & General Dentistry of New City can provide you with emergency dental care to alleviate your pain and ensure the continued health and safety of your smile.

When do I need emergency dental care?

If your condition is painful, affects the appearance of your smile, or seems like an infection, you’re likely to need emergency dental care.

Some of the situations that commonly call for urgent treatments include:

  • Severe toothaches
  • Chipped or fractured teeth
  • Dental abscess
  • Impacted teeth
  • Loose or broken fillings
  • Lost or dislodged crowns
  • Broken dentures
  • Laceration to your gums, cheeks, or lips
  • Knocked-out tooth

If you’re unsure whether your situation constitutes a dental emergency, place a call to Cosmetic & General Dentistry of New City. One of our friendly team members will be happy to work with you to determine whether you need emergency care or you can just book a regular appointment with the team.

How should I handle a knocked-out tooth?

If you’ve knocked out your tooth entirely, get to the clinic at Cosmetic & General Dentistry of New City immediately. The sooner you receive care, the higher the likelihood your dentist will be able to save your tooth.

There are some actions you can take, as well, to maximize the chances of preserving your oral health. Try to locate your knocked-out tooth, and rinse it off in lukewarm water. When handling your tooth, avoid touching the root and only hold it by the crown.

Next, rinse your mouth with lukewarm water and try to reinsert your tooth into its empty socket. If you can get it back in place, bite down gently on it until you can get to the office. If you’re unable to get it back in, put it in a glass of milk or your saliva, and bring it with you to the clinic. 

To learn more about emergency dental care at Cosmetic & General Dentistry of New City, schedule a visit today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.