Emergency Dentistry in Rochester, NY
Even with regular dental check-ups and great at-home care, accidents can happen when we least expect it. If you find yourself in need of emergency dentistry, contact us at Liberty Dental Arts. Our dental practice offers same-day emergency care so you can find immediate pain relief. We don’t want anyone to have to wait around in discomfort, or even risk losing their tooth, because they don’t have a dental appointment. Just contact us and we’ll bring you in as soon as possible!Contact Us
Types of Dental Emergencies & What to Do
Dental emergencies come in all shapes and sizes. Here are some of the most common and what your first steps should be after you experience them. While we can treat all sorts of dental emergencies, it’s important that you take the right first steps to ensure your health and prevent additional damage.
Are you experiencing some serious tooth pain? There could be many different things causing this, from exposed nerves to an infection or abscess. Come to our office so we can pinpoint what exactly is causing your toothache to find the appropriate treatment. In the meantime, you can take an over-the-counter pain reliever and rinse your mouth with warm salt water.
Chipped or Broken Tooth
Do you have a broken tooth? Maybe you experienced mouth trauma from getting hit in the face or a hard fall. Or maybe you bit down on something too hard. If your tooth has broken, visit us ASAP. We will look for any cracks, breaks, or nerve damage. Even if you are not in pain, cracks can lead way to infection.
Did your tooth get knocked-out? Get to our dental office as quickly as you can and make sure to bring the tooth with you, handling it carefully. Get to our dental office as quickly as you can and make sure to bring the tooth with you and handle it carefully. That means you shouldn’t touch it by the root. If it’s dirty, don’t wipe it with any type of fabric. Instead, you can rinse it with milk. You can transport it in either a glass of milk or placed in between your cheek and gum. Don’t try forcing it back into the socket!
Lost Filling or Dental Crown
Did your filling or dental crown fall out? Decay might’ve caused your restoration to come loose. While this isn’t a serious emergency, it’s still a good idea to visit us promptly so we can make sure your tooth isn’t left exposed to more damage. When you visit us, we can determine if we need to remove any decay to place a new filling or if we need to refit your crown.