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Dental Emergencies

Smile Design Dental Is Here When You Need Us Most

Dental emergencies are not something you plan on happening, but you or your family member may have one eventually. Make sure that the Newburgh, NY dentist you choose is going to be there when you need them. Call Dr. Petrosino of Smile Design Dental for any dental emergencies.


What is a dental emergency?

The simplest definition of a dental emergency is any situation that threatens the life of your teeth or the safety of your mouth. This includes some of the following conditions:

Broken Tooth – When you break your tooth, you run the risk of losing that tooth forever. It is imperative that you get in to see trusted Newburgh, NY dentist Dr. Petrosino as soon as you can. A dental crown can be used to save your tooth from further damage and also keep you from having to get the tooth extracted. If the break is too severe for a crown, you may need to have the tooth taken out to save you from getting an infection or further damaging your mouth. Dr. Petrosino will go over your options and help you decide what procedure will best serve you.

Dislodged Tooth – Time is a huge factor when it comes to having a tooth knocked out. The longer you wait to get to the office, the less chance Dr. Petrosino has of saving you from losing your tooth for good. Call us immediately if you have this situation occur, and we will tell you what your next steps should be.

Abscess – This is not something to be taken lightly. You may only feel pressure, not pain, but that is a very real warning sign that you need to get to the dental office immediately. Top-rated Newburgh, NY dentist Dr. Petrosino will be able to help relieve the pressure from the abscess and treat the infection that caused it.

What should I do if I get a tooth knocked out?

The first thing you should do is call our office for an immediate appointment. Once you have spoken with us, you will need to find the tooth and rinse it with warm water. This will clear it of any foreign debris. Be sure to hold the tooth only by the crown (white part that sticks up above the gumline). Once the tooth is clean, try to place it back in its socket. If this isn’t possible, submerge it in a glass of milk. The moisture and calcium in the milk will help keep your tooth safe until you get to the office. Dr. Petrosino will do all she can to get your real tooth back into its rightful place in your smile.

How long will I have to wait to see Dr. Petrosino?

We have times set aside for emergency patients each day. You will be seen as soon as you walk in the door for your appointment, and Dr. Petrosino will do everything she can to correct your situation and relieve your pain.

What happens if I need to see Dr. Petrosino after hours or on a weekend?

As a patient of Smile Design Dental, you have access to top-notch Newburgh, NY dentist Dr. Petrosino seven days a week. You will be provided with a direct line to her for after-hours dental emergencies. She truly is there for you no matter what day or time you need help.

Dr. Geraldine Petrosino is an alumna of Temple University School of Dentistry and has continued improving her knowledge in Dentistry since graduating in 1994. Call our Smile Design Dental office in Newburgh, NY today at 845-670-5423 to schedule your dental emergencies appointment. If you do not have an emergency, you can schedule an appointment online as well.