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Emergency Dental Specialist

Advanced Dental Care of Riverdale

Family & General Dentists located in Bronx, NY

Few things are more distressing than an unexpected dental emergency, but residents of the Bronx area in New York City, New York, can rely on the care of Daniel Faiwiszewski, DMD, at Advanced Dental Care of Riverdale. Emergency dental care is just one of many services available from the practice, and if you or a loved one is in need of prompt care, call to determine your next steps. Online booking is also an option for less time-sensitive booking needs.

Emergency Dental Q&A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is an area of dental practice focused on addressing acute dental needs. A dental emergency can arise any time of day or night, and knowing how to respond can make a big difference in the ultimate outcome.

This is one of many reasons why it’s so important to work with a skilled dentist whom you know and trust. Having somewhere to turn if an emergency situation arises can make a stressful experience a bit easier to navigate. 

What are some examples of emergency dental needs?

Any dental health issue that causes significant pain or results in a damaged tooth can be considered a dental emergency. Some of the issues that bring people in for emergency dental care include:

  • Abscess
  • Severe dental pain
  • Signs of infection
  • Chipped or fractured tooth
  • Lacerations to the lips, tongue, or other soft tissues
  • Object lodged in teeth or gums
  • Knocked-out tooth

When considering whether your condition is a true dental emergency, think about whether you can wait to have the matter treated during a routinely scheduled office visit. If the answer is “no,” then emergency dental care is the right course of action. 

What are my first steps during a dental emergency?

Many dental emergencies occur as the result of a traumatic or sports injury. In these cases, your adrenaline is already pumping, and it’s important to act carefully to avoid making matters worse.

Begin by assessing your immediate surroundings. If you were in an auto accident, move your car out of the line or traffic or remove yourself out of harm’s way. If you crashed a bike or fell while engaged in a fitness activity, move out of the way as quickly as possible. 

Check to make sure you don’t have uncontrolled bleeding, chest pain, or shortness of breath, all of which are medical emergencies. If you lost a tooth, try to find it and rinse it under a gentle stream of water before placing it back in its socket. 

A knocked-out tooth can sometimes be saved if you act quickly and place the tooth back into its normal environment. Call the office as soon as possible to determine what to do next. Online scheduling is always available for less urgent booking needs.