When you need emergency dental care, you can find an emergency dentist open on Saturday and Sunday. The need for urgent dental care doesn’t wait for a weekday, so go to the best emergency dentist in Yonkers, who treats every kind of dental emergency. Yonkers Dental Spa operate an emergency dental clinic, providing an emergency dentist open on Saturday .
A dental emergency affects your eating, drinking and working — pretty much everything you do. Waiting for regular business hours isn’t always an option. Your emergency dentist in Yonkers is available to relieve your pain and discomfort with extensive training for every need your family may encounter every day of the week.
Any time you have dental pain or an injury to your mouth, knowing what to expect and what to do can make an uncomfortable situation more tolerable. Urgent dental care on a walk-in basis or within 24 hours covers injuries to your natural teeth, issues with dental hardware, or trauma to your soft tissue.
How to Cope with Dental Emergencies in Yonkers
Facing any dental emergency is often an extremely scary prospect and especially as dental emergencies usually happen that the most inconvenient times. However, if you are faced with a dental emergency or if a loved one is in pain or distress, the best thing to do is to contact our Yonkers dentist immediately.
Any dental injury has the potential to become serious and shouldn’t be ignored. If you try to ignore a dental problem, the risk of more permanent damage is greater. You will almost certainly need more extensive and expensive restorative treatment later, so it’s far better to deal with the problem as soon as you can.
Talk to a Dentist
Our dental office in Yonkers is working on Saturday and often on Sunday. Call us, we will be able to offer you immediate help and advice over the phone. Our dentist can tell you what to do to relieve discomfort and how to handle the dental emergency until you can see them for proper dental care.
If you are on vacation or away from home, you will need to contact the nearest dentist for help and advice. But, it’s still worth taking your dentist’s contact details with you as most dental emergencies require follow-up care. You can at least get in touch with your local dental office to schedule an appointment for when you return.
What Is a Dental Emergency?
There are dental emergencies, and then there are dental problems.
A dental emergency is where you are in substantial pain or discomfort because of toothache or a dental abscess and require immediate care.
Other dental emergencies include knocked out or partially avulsed (partly knocked out) teeth, or injuries to the soft tissues in your mouth and which are bleeding profusely.
Dental problems that also need prompt attention include:
- Lost fillings
- Teeth that have become chipped or cracked.
A toothache can be caused by untreated tooth decay or where a cavity has become exposed because a filling has crumbled or is leaking or missing entirely. This lets in disease-causing bacteria that will infect the tooth. It’s important to see a dentist for toothache as soon as you can. Our dentists will diagnose the problem and can provide immediate care to relieve the pain.
A dental abscess requires urgent emergency care, and usually, the affected tooth is extremely painful. The gum around the tooth will normally look red and swollen, and there may be a pimple filled with pus on the gum nearest the tooth. Severe dental abscesses can cause facial swelling, fever, and a general feeling of malaise.
If you experience these symptoms, see your dentist immediately or go to your nearest ER.
It’s possible for the bacteria that cause dental abscesses to travel to other parts of the body, including the brain, creating problems that can become life-threatening.
Knocked out or Partly Knocked-out Tooth
A knocked out, or partially dislodged tooth is another real dental emergency. If the tooth has been knocked out entirely, retrieve it, holding it carefully by the crown and avoid touching the tooth root. The crown of the tooth is the part you can normally see in the mouth. If the tooth root looks dirty, rinse off the dirt but leave any fragments of tissue still attached to the tooth root.
The next step is to replace the tooth into the empty socket, but only if you feel able! If you can, insert it gently but don’t force the tooth, and make sure it faces the right way around. If you don’t feel able to reinsert it, place the tooth in a small container with a little milk, saliva, or some water with a pinch of table salt.
You can also buy a solution for storing a knocked-out tooth and which comes in a little container. The solution contains growth mediums that help to preserve the tooth. Next, take yourself and the tooth to the nearest dentist and don’t delay! Your dentist is far more likely to be successful in reinserting the tooth in the first hour after the accident.
If you have partly knocked out a tooth, you must also see a dentist straight away. Your dentist will give you advice over the phone on what to do until you can come and see them, for example taking over-the-counter painkillers.
Fillings can work loose or will gradually crumble, and it’s essential to see a dentist as soon as you can to get them restored. When a filling fails, it will let in disease-causing bacteria that can cause more tooth decay and infection in the cavity.
If you don’t get a filling replaced, you risk developing a far more serious dental problem like toothache and eventually even a dental abscess. In the worst case, you could end up losing the tooth.
Until you can get to your dentist, you can protect the tooth using a small piece of sugar-free gum inserted carefully into the cavity, or buy some over-the-counter temporary dental cement to plug the hole.
If you lose a crown, save it and make an appointment to see your dentist as soon as you can. You can try reseating the crown using temporary dental cement or denture adhesive, but please don’t use household glue as you could damage your tooth and it will almost certainly destroy your crown.
If the crown is still in reasonably good condition, your dentist may be able to clean it and recement it. However, if it is a bit older, it may need replacing entirely. The good news with this option is that you can almost certainly have a new crown that looks far nicer and a lot more natural than your old crown.
Chipped or Cracked Tooth
A chipped or cracked tooth requires restorative care, and it’s important to see your dentist as soon as you can. The longer you leave the tooth without treatment, the more likely it will become infected and decayed. What started as a small chip or crack could potentially develop into a much larger problem.
Types of Dental Emergencies Involving Your Teeth
A dental emergency can cause tooth pain. Several reasons for this include:
- Your tooth throbs and aches if the root or pulp — where the nerves are located — has been damaged from excessive decay or from injury. If you’re in significant pain, use over-the-counter pain relievers and cold compresses until you see your emergency family dentist.
- Broken, chipped, cracked or fractured tooth. Contact sports, falls and accidents can result in broken, cracked or chipped teeth. Biting down on hard objects can fracture a tooth. Rinse your mouth with warm water. If you’re in pain, over-the-counter medication and cold compresses control swelling and ease pain. Bring any tooth fragments to your emergency dentist in Yonkers.
- Knocked-out tooth or tooth needing extraction. Although an emergency dentist open on Saturday attempts to save your tooth, a tooth may need to be extracted. If your tooth was knocked out, rinse your mouth and tooth in warm water, but don’t remove any tissue from the root of the tooth. Use cold compresses and bring the tooth in a container with saline or milk.
Urgent Dental Care Regarding Dental Hardware
Emergency dental care sometimes involves repairing dental appliances or hardware, such as:
- Broken crowns or fillings. While crowns and fillings are durable, they don’t last forever. If the entire crown has come off, replace it with toothpaste or dental adhesive until you see your cosmetic dentist. Don’t use any other adhesive, although a stick of sugarless gum can fill a hole in a tooth.
- Denture repairs. Dentures are made of breakable materials and accidents happen. Your emergency dental clinic fixes broken dentures quickly and efficiently to send you back to your daily routine.
- Broken braces or wires. Use a pencil eraser to try and move any broken hardware that’s poking your cheek, gums or tongue. Cover it with dental wax or gauze until an emergency dentist open on Saturday (or Saturday) can fix the problem.
Emergency Dental Care for Soft Tissue or Bone
A dental emergency can involve a cut or blunt trauma to your soft tissue or jawbone. These accidents don’t usually wait for regular business hours. Find an emergency dentist open on Saturday or an emergency dentist open Sunday to treat:
- Bitten tongue or lip. Chewing hard substances can result in injury to your tongue lip, or cheek. Clean it with a wet cloth. Apply ice or cold compresses to reduce the swelling. If the bleeding persists or is excessive or the cut is deep enough to require stitches, seek urgent dental care or your emergency room.
- Abscess or swollen jaw. An abscess occurs from an infection on or around your gums, between your gums and tooth, or sometimes near the root of the tooth. Injury, decay or previous dental work can cause abscesses. Sometimes, an abscess means the nerve of the tooth is dying or dead. Seek emergency dental care quickly as infection can lead to more serious conditions.
- Soft-tissue injury or trauma. Accidents during sporting events, recreational time or falls may result in injury to your tongue, lips or cheeks. Try to control the bleeding with a salt solution, moistened gauze or moistened tea bag. Cold compresses ease bleeding as well as swelling. If the bleeding persists or the injury is severe, go directly to an emergency dental clinic.
- Broken jaw. For this kind of jaw pain, apply cold compresses or ice and go immediately to your emergency dental clinic or emergency room.
A dental emergency comes in many different scenarios. Reducing your pain and discomfort is the first goal of your emergency dentist in Yonkers. Working with your medical history and understanding your symptoms helps your dentist treat and recover from your accident, trauma or tooth discomfort. Your Sunday dentist, open on Saturday as well, gets you in as quickly as possible.
Do you have any questions about the emergency dental care in Yonkers? For more information or to schedule an appointment with the emergency dentist in Yonkers of Park Avenue Smiles of Yonkers, Westchester County? Please contact our urgent dental care clinic for consultation with the dental specialist Farzin Farokhzadeh, DDS.