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Emergency Dental Care

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Brite Dental Spa

General & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Midtown West, New York, NY

Dental emergencies don’t usually happen at convenient times, but Brite Dental Spa in Midtown West, Manhattan, is always ready to help. With same-day visits, quick responses, and effective, complete treatments, trust this team of oral health experts when you crack or chip a tooth, knock a tooth out, or suffer an acute infection. Call the New York City office right away for emergency dental care. You can book non-emergency appointments online.   

Emergency Dental Care Q & A

When do I need emergency dental care?

If you experience injury to a tooth, your jaw, or the surrounding soft tissue, you benefit from emergency dental care. Making it to the office of Brite Dental Spa as soon as possible after your accident can mean the difference between saving a tooth or losing it permanently.

Dental emergencies don’t just occur with trauma or falls. You may have an underlying infection that suddenly erupts with severe tooth pain or an abscess.

The caring team at Brite Dental Spa are well equipped to provide emergency dentistry services and set aside time for same-day appointments whenever possible. 

How should I act when faced with a dental emergency?

If you experience a dental emergency, do your best not to panic. Call Brite Dental Spa right away to let the team know you’re coming in. Each emergency requires slightly different initial self-care and treatment:

Traumatic dental injuries

If you crack or chip a tooth, collect any bits of your tooth. Your dentist can usually seal the tooth back together or repair a chip with dental bonding.

For patients who have a tooth knocked out, immediate treatment is paramount. Brush any dirt off the tooth and hold it back in your socket or between the gum and cheek if possible. Alternatively, store it in a glass of milk as you make your way to the office.

Tooth pain

Tooth pain can indicate a serious infection, so you need emergency care. Rinse your mouth with salt water if you feel swelling or an abscess and then make your way to Brite Dental Spa, where you may undergo a root canal, extraction, abscess draining, or deep gum cleaning.

Gum emergencies

If you experience injury or damage to the soft tissue of your mouth, you require emergency dental care at Brite Dental Spa. Rinse with salt water and hold gauze at the site of bleeding on the way to the practice. Your gums may be irritated by having an object stuck between your teeth or due to gum disease and a subsequent abscess.

How can I reduce my risk of dental emergencies?

Of course, accidents happen, and you can’t avoid all injuries, but you can take steps to reduce the likelihood of an emergency. Keep up with good oral hygiene and protect your mouth with proper mouth guards and equipment during sports play. Avoid chewing on hard objects, such as popcorn kernels or ice cubes.

If you should experience a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to call Brite Dental Spa for a same-day appointment. You can also schedule non-emergency appointments online.