A dental emergency is a scary situation. Just like in every situation, knowledge is key to making sure that you get the kind of care you need. At Smile Design Dental, Dr. Petrosino and her team are ready to help keep your smile safe with same-day dentistry with our emergency dentist in Newburgh, NY.
What Is A Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency is a situation that poses an immediate threat to the life of your tooth or teeth, or to the health of your mouth as a whole. There are some situations that feel like an emergency, but in reality, you simply need to make an appointment for an upcoming day. Understanding what situations reach the threshold of emergency treatment will save you stress, time, and most importantly, money.
Broken Tooth – A broken tooth is a very dangerous situation and should be treated as an emergency. When you break a tooth, you expose the inside of your tooth to the world around it and therefore to the dangers of further damage or infection. Call our Emergency dentist in Newburgh, NY, Dr. Petrosino as soon as you can to find out what your next steps should be. Don’t let inaction be the reason you end up with an open spot in your smile.
Having A Tooth Knocked Out – Time is often against you, and when you have a tooth dislodged, it is no different. The more time that passes, the less likely it is that Dr. Petrosino can reinsert and save your tooth. Call us immediately for an appointment, and then take steps to keep the tooth safe while you are waiting for treatment. Stop any bleeding with gauze or a clean cloth. Rinse the tooth with warm water, holding it only by the crown. After you have rinsed any debris off, submerge the tooth in a glass of milk. The calcium will help keep the tooth viable for reinsertion.
Oral Infection – An oral infection is a dangerous situation. It can lead to tooth loss, damage to your dental structure, and the formation of an abscess (pocket of infection inside your gums). If you feel pain or pressure or suspect you may have an infection, please call our office as soon as you can to schedule your appointment. Don’t leave the health of your smile to chance.
If you think you are having a dental emergency, call Smile Design Dental in Newburgh, NY at (845) 670-5423 to find out what your next steps should be and let our emergency dentist help you. If you aren’t having an emergency, you can still call us to schedule your appointment, or you can schedule using our online form. Dr. Petrosino and Smile Design Dental is here for you, no matter the situation or time.
Dr. Petrosino is a graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry in 1994. She also earned continuing education certifications from New York University School of Dentistry CDE.