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Emergency Dentistry Specialist

HP Dentistry PC

Cosmetic Dentistry & Family Dentists located in Mamaroneck, NY

If you lose a permanent tooth or damage a dental restoration, don’t wait to seek emergency dental care. At HP Dentistry PC, Patricia Pasnikowska, DMD, and the team offer a full suite of emergency dentistry services to people of all ages. To make an appointment at the practice in Mamaroneck, New York, call the office, walk in during business hours, or click the online booking tool today.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry provides same-day care for serious but non-life-threatening oral health problems. If you develop a severe toothache or get a foreign object lodged between your teeth, visit HP Dentistry PC as soon as possible. Making it to the office within an hour of your first symptoms can provide prompt relief and reduce the risk of more serious complications.

What types of problems does emergency dentistry treat?

At HP Dentistry PC, Dr. Pasnikowska and the team use emergency dentistry to treat a variety of common problems, including:

  • Fractured or chipped teeth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Damaged dental restorations
  • Broken orthodontic appliances
  • Severe toothaches
  • Bleeding that won’t stop
  • Oral cuts
  • Oral abscesses
  • Abnormal growths and tumors
  • Foreign objects lodged between the teeth

You might also benefit from emergency dentistry if you break your jaw due to a car accident or sports-related injury.

What do I need to do in the event of a dental emergency?

If you suffer a dental emergency, stay calm and act as quickly as possible:

Knocked-out tooth

If you lose a tooth, carefully pick it up, rinse it off in tap water, and try to put it back in the socket. If the tooth wobbles around, tuck it inside your cheek or place it in a glass of milk and call the team at HP Dentistry PC.

Severe toothache

If you develop a severe toothache, rinse your mouth out with warm salt water and take over-the-counter pain medication. If these measures don’t ease your symptoms, contact Dr. Pasnikowska and the team right away.

Damaged dental restoration

If you break a restoration like a crown, bridge, or denture, carefully pick up the pieces, rinse them off, and put them in a plastic bag. Once you’ve cleaned and secured the restoration, call the team at HP Dentistry PC and make an appointment.

How can I protect my mouth from a dental emergency?

To protect your teeth and gums from a dental emergency, practice good oral hygiene. Dr. Pasnikowska recommends brushing and flossing daily and visiting HP Dentistry PC at least two times a year for professional teeth cleaning and an oral exam.

To prevent damage to your teeth, gums, or dental restorations, wear a mouthguard when playing contact sports and try not to grind your teeth. In addition, avoid bad habits like opening packaging with your teeth and biting down on objects like popcorn kernels.

If you need emergency dentistry, make an appointment at HP Dentistry PC, by calling the office, or clicking the online booking tool today.