Dental emergencies: what is considered a dental emergency and how can I get immediate care?

Tooth Pain. Woman Feeling Tooth Pain. Closeup Of Beautiful Sad Girl Suffering From Strong Tooth Pain. Attractive Female Feeling Painful Toothache. Dental Health And Care Concept.While there are many things you can do to keep your smile healthy, including brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist regularly for a cleaning and examination, there are some instances where situations occur outside of your control. This is true when it comes to emergency dentistry. When you least expect it, certain problems may arise, such as a serious toothache or a knocked out tooth during a blow to the mouth. At DeStefano Dentistry of Pittsford, NY, we understand how important it is to get in with a dental professional when things go awry! 

What is a dental emergency? 

Dental emergencies are situations that might occur in which a patient is unprepared for a dental problem. Whether it’s a tooth that has received a large chip or a toothache, our team at DeStefano Dentistry can help. We offer same-day appointments for patients who need unexpected care. 

Some examples of a dental emergency include: 

  • A tooth that has been knocked out during an injury to the mouth
  • Cut soft tissues, such as the gums
  • Chipped, cracked, or otherwise broken tooth
  • A severe toothache that cannot be managed with over-the-counter pain medications
  • A lost filling or dental restoration that leaves the tooth underneath exposed to bacteria

What type of treatment do I need after a dental emergency? 

Because there are several different situations that can arise in terms of requiring assistance from a dental professional, there are also different treatment options that patients might face. A severe toothache may be a sign of an infection that might require the patient to undergo root canal therapy. Other problems such as a knocked out tooth will require reattachment procedures. During an evaluation, the dentist will advise patients as to the best treatment for their unique situation. 

Learn more about the care you can receive from our dental team 

Patients in the Pittsford, NY community and beyond who are interested in speaking to a dental professional about their oral health care needs on a regular or emergency basis are encouraged to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Thomas J. DeStefano at DeStefano Dentistry. The practice is conveniently located at 600 Kreag Road and can be reached by calling (585) 248-2383.

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DeStefano Dentistry

600 Kreag Rd
Pittsford, NY 14534

Tel: 585.248.2383