Dental emergencies may occur because of an injury to your face or a widespread infection. Dental emergencies are potentially serious and should never be ignored. If an emergency is not treated quickly, permanent damage may occur and more expensive dental treatments will be required later. If you have a dental emergency, contact our office for an appointment with Dr. Mark L. Pitel as soon as possible.
It is important to know what to do in the case of a dental emergency. In all cases, see our dentist as soon as possible. We are pleased to provide gentle dental emergency care in Poughkeepsie, New York, to ensure that your smile stays healthy. If you have a toothache, rinse your mouth with warm water and remove any stuck food with floss. Then use a cold compress to reduce any swelling. When a tooth is chipped or broken, save the pieces. Rinse your mouth and the pieces with warm water. Use gauze to control bleeding and a cold compress to control swelling. In the case of a knocked-out tooth, rinse the tooth and try to reinsert it. Make sure the tooth is facing the right way and never try to force it into its socket.
We welcome you to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.