Emergency Dentistry in Poughkeepsie, NY

Emergency Dental Care

Dental emergencies can happen at any time, whether it’s a sudden toothache, a broken tooth, or a knocked-out tooth. If you experience a dental emergency, it is important to seek emergency dental care as soon as possible to prevent further damage to your teeth and gums. At Dedicated Dental Studios we reserve space in the schedule for emergencies and will try to get you in for treatment and out of pain as quickly as possible.

What Is Considered a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency can be defined as any situation that requires immediate attention to relieve severe pain, stop bleeding, or prevent further damage to your teeth and gums. Some examples of dental emergencies include:

*Severe toothache

*Chipped or broken tooth

*Knocked-out tooth

*Lost filling or crown

*Abscess or infection

*Trauma to the mouth or teeth

*Broken dentures or braces

What To Do in a Dental Emergency?

  1. Call Us: Call an emergency dentist near you for an urgent appointment. The ER can not offer follow up care, and do not have access to the same technology and equipment a dentist has, such as making same day crowns.
  2. Control bleeding: If you are bleeding, apply pressure with a clean cloth or gauze to the affected area until the bleeding stops.
  3. Save a knocked-out tooth: If your tooth has been knocked out, try to find the tooth and place it in a small container with milk or saliva to keep it moist. Bring the tooth with you to your appointment.
  4. Manage pain: If you are experiencing severe pain, you can take over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen to manage the pain. However, avoid aspirin as it can increase bleeding.

Is Emergency Dental Care More Expensive?

The cost of emergency dental care can vary depending on the nature of the emergency and the treatment required. A simple extraction is less than a wisdom tooth extraction; a root canal is a more lengthy procedure. Call us for an estimate for your specific situation. We do accept PPO insurances and offer financing to help bring down the cost of emergency dental care.

If you need an emergency dentist in Poughkeepsie for a tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction, tooth abscess or infection, broken or chipped tooth, or root canal, Dedicated Dental Studios is here for you.