From biting a kernel of popcorn to a collision on the playing field, your teeth are susceptible to injury at any time. This is why Geller Family Dental in Bronxville, New York, offers emergency dentistry. Dentist Dr. Andrew Geller and his team have extensive experience in treating dental emergencies of all types, allowing you to get on with your day as quickly as possible. If you have a dental problem that needs prompt attention, call Geller Family Dental.
Emergency Dentistry Q & A
What are the most common reasons for emergency dentistry?
Accidents can happen at any time, to any part of your body, including your teeth. Dr. Geller and his team are equipped to handle most dental issues that crop up, including:
- Chipped teeth
- Fractured teeth
- Knocked-out teeth
- Missing fillings
At Geller Family Dental, the staff ensures they’re able to see you as quickly as possible to remedy your dental emergency, so you can return to your daily routine with minimal disruption.
What should I do if my tooth is knocked out?
One of the most common reasons people seek emergency dentistry is for teeth that are knocked out. While your teeth are extremely strong, a collision or fall where your mouth takes the brunt of the impact can cause your tooth to break off.
If you or a loved one loses a tooth, there are several steps you should take while you wait to see Dr. Geller, or a member of his team, including:
- Locate the tooth
- Push the tooth back in its socket, if possible
- Hold the tooth in place by biting down on a piece of gauze or a tea bag
If the tooth doesn’t fit back into the socket, rinse it off with water and place it in a glass of milk until you get to Geller Family Dental. (You can also preserve the tooth in your own saliva if necessary.)
If you’re unable to find the tooth, place a wet compress over the site of the missing tooth to stem any bleeding and to keep the area free from debris.
If you haven’t lost the tooth, but it’s severely cracked, place a compress over the area to keep your tooth from moving until your appointment.
Do I need to make an appointment?
The team at Geller Family Dental makes every effort to see you as quickly as possible for a dental emergency. To ensure that you receive immediate attention, call ahead to arrange the best time to come in.
If you’re in severe pain, or there’s excessive bleeding, please seek immediate treatment at your local hospital or urgent care center.
To learn more about emergency dentistry at Geller Family Dental, call one of the dental professionals for more information.