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Emergency Dental Treatment Services At Yonkers Dental Arts, New York

Whereas there are minor dental issues that you might wait for and follow the regular appointment protocols, there are other instances that require to be addressed immediately by a healthcare professional. Accidents occur more frequently, which could involve oral health as well. In the event of such an occurrence, you need to visit an emergency dentist. Dr. Alicia Schrenar, DDS, has extensive experience in her profession, offering services of emergency dentistry in Yonkers. Dr. Alicia swiftly swings into action in restoring your smile when you get in an accident involving an oral health issue.

To learn more about our services, call the Yonkers Dental Arts or request an appointment via the online tool today.

Question and Answers Concerning Emergency Dentistry

What is Emergency Dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is a field that offers treatment procedures that work to alleviate your oral pain. The emergency services also help address other teeth challenges that would be severe if not otherwise handled early enough and restore the teeth’ structural damages.

Some oral healthcare physicians will see their patients within twenty-four hours to ensure healthy gums, jaw, teeth protection, and ongoing oral health. Most dental emergencies happen unpredictably as infections or injuries.

What Are The Reasons For Emergency Dentistry?

Like other medical disciplines, dental emergency dentistry is not simply a single entity but rather several treatment procedures incorporated to handle a variety of dental complications. The reason for needing emergency services include:

  • Knocked-out teeth – in the event of a knocked-out tooth, collect as many fragments as possible. Hold the damaged teeth by the crown to avoid further damage.
  • Unexplained extreme pain in the teeth or injury in the gums.
  • Abscessed teeth – when tooth decay is not attended to, it might lead to painful experiences, bad breath, with a swollen neck.
  • Broken or lost crown or dentures – the affected teeth are prone to decay if they lack the crown or restoration.
  • Cracked or chipped teeth – in such a case, frequent check-ups need to be done to avoid infections in the cracked teeth. To avoid scratching your cheek or tongue due to sharp edges on the damaged tooth, use dental wax for prevention.

Since the emergencies are unpredictable and their occurrence can be any time or night, there home precaution measures such as:

  • Use an ice pack to reduce pain.
  • Use a non-prescription pain reliever.
  • Rinse the mouth with warm saltwater.
  • Put pressure to stop bleeding.

If the tooth has fallen, keep it in a glass of milk, water, or between your cheeks to avoid contamination until you see Dr. Alicia.

What Are Some Of The Proactive Measures To Apply To Curb Accidents?

  • Avoid biting or chewing on complex substances like pens, ice cubes, and popcorn seeds.
  • Maintain your mouth by cleaning it regularly.
  • Schedule regular dental check-ups.
  • Wear mouthguards while playing games or sports.
  • Do not use your mouth in place of the scissors.

Depending on your lifestyle, Dr. Alicia will recommend the appropriate protective measures regardless of how healthy and strong your teeth may seem, they need acute care across your entire life.

To maintain a radiant smile, do not hesitate in case of an emergency to call the Yonkers Dental Art or request an appointment via the online tool today.