Emergency Dentistry in Mahopac

What Is Emergency Dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is a field of dentistry that treats serious, time-sensitive dental problems. This includes things like dental injuries, such as cracked or knocked-out teeth, as well as missing or damaged dental work, toothaches, and more. If you need an emergency dentist in Mahopac, contact us for a consultation with Dr. Robert Landman (Dr. L). today.

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Tooth pain is the most common dental emergency. If your tooth hurts, you may have a tooth infection, which could destroy your tooth or even cause other life-threatening complications. Get help right away!

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What To Do In A Dental Emergency

Call us right away

First, call us for a same-day consultation with Dr. L. We do our best to fit patients in as soon as possible, so call our team at (845) 628-3200. Give us some details about your situation, and we’ll get you scheduled ASAP.

Recover your tooth/dental work

If you’ve lost a tooth, grab it by the top and put it into a container of cold milk. You need to come to our office within 1-2 hours to have it replaced, or it will die. If you knock out a crown or another piece of dental work, put it into a plastic bag and bring it to your appointment.

Treat pain and bleeding

You can take medication like ibuprofen to help with pain and discomfort. Icing the painful area also can help with discomfort and swelling. If your mouth is bleeding, place clean gauze, a paper towel, or a cotton ball on the bleeding area and apply pressure to help control the bleeding.

Get same-day care

Only a dentist like Dr. L. can treat your emergency, restore your smile, and protect your oral health. So don’t wait. Come in for your same-day appointment as soon as you can. We’re always here to give you the emergency care you need in Mahopac.

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The Importance Of Emergency Dental Care

Getting emergency care right away is important for lots of reasons. First, it gets you out of pain. A toothache or a broken tooth can be excruciating, and can make it nearly impossible to work, study, or live your day-to-day life. By getting help from Dr. L, you can get back to your normal routine.

Early intervention also minimizes the risk of complications. For example, getting a root canal early means you can save your infected tooth. If you wait too long, you may need to have it pulled and replaced with a dental implant or a similar false tooth.

This also means that immediate emergency care saves you time and money. The sooner you get help, the simpler it will be to treat your condition. But if you wait too long, you may need more complex, invasive, and costly treatments to restore your oral health.

Same-Day And Weekend Emergency Care

At Landman Dentistry by the Lake, we offer same-day emergency appointments upon request, and can even accommodate patients after hours. We also are open on Saturdays, so we can provide emergency dental care on the weekend, too. Call us now at (845) 628-3200 to get help with your dental emergency immediately.

Common Emergency Dental Procedures

Toothaches caused by tooth infections are a common emergency, so root canals are a very common emergency dental procedure. Same-day crowns are also commonly used to protect teeth after root canal therapy, and to repair cracked or broken teeth.

Fillings are common, too. If you pull out an old filling, this is a dental emergency, and Dr. L will have to replace it. Tooth splinting is also used for loose or knocked-out teeth. In this treatment, Dr. L. will splint the loose or knocked-out tooth to the nearby healthy teeth. The splint stabilizes the tooth and holds it in place until it can reattach to your mouth naturally.