Your routine oral health cleaning procedures and diet are ideal for achieving long and short-term dental health goals. Unfortunately, dental health emergencies are reported by patients with a healthy or unhealthy set of teeth. Yonkers Dental Arts offers emergency dental care, cosmetic dentistry, and general dentistry for patients visiting the practice in Westchester and Yonkers, NY. If you need Yonkers emergency dentistry, contact the practice to meet Alicia Schraner, DDS, for fully personalized results. Visit Yonkers Dental Arts, call to speak with an agent, or use the online booking system to book the next available slot.
About Emergency Dentistry
Emergency dentistry refers to a branch of dentistry focused on tackling dental issues that may require immediate intervention. A dental emergency is caused by unpredictable infections and injuries that you did not see coming. Ordinary dental emergencies include:
- Injuries to your gums.
- Cracked or chipped teeth.
- Knocked-out teeth.
- Lost/ broken crowns or dentures.
- Severe, inexplicable tooth or jaw pain.
Be vigilant of signs like pain, swelling, abscesses, and bleeding. You can make err on the side of caution when handling complications involving your teeth, keeping them intact and free from infections that may heighten your need for emergency dentistry.
Caring for My Tooth in a Dental Emergency
In case of a dental emergency, call or visit Yonkers Dental Arts for immediate assistance. The unpredictable nature of emergencies may dictate that you stay prepared to seek immediate help through the day or night. As you look forward to getting advanced treatment, consider these options:
- Take a non-prescription pain reliever.
- Apply pressure to limit bleeding
- Use an ice pack to minimize swelling.
- Rinse your mouth with salty and warm water.
If your tooth falls out, place it in a glass of milk or hold it in your mouth between your gums and cheeks until you meet Dr. Schraner.
Preventing Dental Emergencies
A dental emergency refers to an unprecedented event that may be unpreventable. Reduce your chances of dental emergencies through care options such as:
- Getting regular dental cleanings.
- Having a clean and well-maintained mouth.
- Not using your teeth as scissors or bottle openers.
- Not chewing hard objects like ice cubes, popcorn seeds, and pencils.
- Using a mouthguard when participating in risky activities and sports.
During your routine dental exam, Dr. Schraner offers additional tips to help you avoid dental emergencies that increase with your lifestyle. If you have strong teeth, consider them as delicate to protect the entire set from emergency dental care.
Other Services Offered at Yonkers Dental Arts
Besides emergency dental care, Yonkers Dental Arts specialize in:
ü Crowns and bridges.
ü Dental implants.
ü Family dentistry.
ü Tooth extraction.
ü Cosmetic dentistry.
ü Dental cleaning.
ü Root canals.
ü Tooth-colored fillings.
ü Periodontal treatments.
ü Digital x-rays.
ü ICON white spot treatment.
ü Teeth whitening.
Cases of emergency dental care services can happen whether you have a set of healthy or unhealthy teeth. Yonkers Dental Arts are fully equipped to handle a wide range of dental emergencies. Contact the practice for emergency dentistry and other services highlighted above.