It’s no coincidence that you’ve landed on our website. Are you in desperate need of an emergency dentist in Bronx to help treat the oral pain you’re going through, we can point you in the right direction. Not only can we show you where to get the help you need, we can also have an appointment booked for you with an emergency dentist in your immediate or surrounding area in as little as 24 hours.
We have built a strong network of dentists, both emergency and regular dentists, for patients seeking help in the Bronx, NY area. Instead of hoping and waiting, give us a call today at (855) 352-6790 to have an appointment booked in your name for you as quickly as possible. You give us your details, we’ll give you an appointment!
Things You’ll Need to Bring to Your Emergency Appointment
If you’ve had a recent appointment with your regular dentist and were sent home with forms, documentation, detailed receipts, etc., you’ll want to remember to bring those with you to your emergency appointment. They will give your emergency dentist some insight into what you’ve had done in the past.
If you haven’t done so already, you need to check with your emergency dentist to figure out whether or not your insurance will be accepted. If it is, you will need to bring in certain information so their team can make and process your insurance claim while you are receiving your treatment. If they’re unable to take your insurance, however, you should probably ask how much your appointment is going to cost you just so you know beforehand.
If you’re aware of any allergies you may have, or are currently taking any medication, your emergency dentist and their staff must be informed. They need to know this information to ensure that you won’t have a reaction to anything they use during your appointment.
Just because they offer emergency dental services, this does not mean they are any different from your regular dentist. You should plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to fill out any necessary paperwork for your patient profile.
Finally, it’s perfectly fine to be nervous or have some level of fear over going to the dentist. All of the emergency dentists, including their staff, have years of experience when it comes to understanding every patient’s fears. They will be able to keep you comfortable and relaxed the entire time you’re there.
Facing a Common Dental Emergency
It’s one thing to know that there is something wrong with your oral health, but it’s an entirely different story if you actually know what you’re up against. Unfortunately for all of us, dental emergencies are incredibly rude. They don’t care what you have to do today, or that you have a presentation at work in the morning.
Underlying oral health problems stack up faster than you’d think. The problem with stacking underlying health problems is that you won’t know anything is wrong until you’re hit with the pain, which will hit you pretty darn hard. Other dental emergencies, however, make themselves immediately known through whatever the case may be, such as an accident that affected you orally, for example.
Lost fillings, loose braces, soft-tissue injuries and/or problems, oral infections, lost teeth, and severe headaches are all fine examples of dental emergencies.
A dental emergency turns into a life-threatening emergency faster than patients realize, unfortunately. Any emergency dentist will tell you that they’ve had patients come to them with broken teeth, injuries to their soft tissue, and head trauma. They are not able to treat trauma to the head, so make sure you go straight to your local emergency room.
Losing Your Permanent Teeth
Patients have not known fear until they’ve lost one of their permanent teeth, especially if it’s one of the visible ones in the front. Though it may seem like the end of the world, you might be able to save it by following our instructions!
After you’ve called us to set up an emergency dental appointment, it’s time to track down the lost tooth. If you’ve managed to find it, be very careful when you pick it up. Make sure you pick it up by the crown and not the root, or else you’re risking irreversible damage that will ruin any chances of putting the tooth back in.
Rinse the tooth off as carefully as you can, especially without touching the root, and put it in a cup of either water or milk. Doing so will help preserve the tooth while you wait for the emergency dentist appointment we booked for you.
The best way to preserve a lost tooth, though, is to put it back into the empty socket. This will only work if the root and the empty socket are not badly damaged, however.
No matter what type of situation you were in that resulted in you losing your tooth, if you have any form of head trauma, you need to visit your local emergency room first and the emergency dentist second.
Suffering With an Oral Infection
Right off the bat, we need to let you know that oral infections, or abscesses, are a dental emergency that can actually turn fatal if you’re not careful and don’t seek treatment.
If one of your teeth has become badly cracked, especially near or below the gum line, it quickly becomes the perfect setting for an oral infection to form. Sometimes patients will get lucky, however, and will be able to see it elsewhere in their mouths. If you should notice a bump that much resembles a pimple, you need to call us immediately.
Because the state of your oral health has a direct line to the health of your entire body, developing an oral infection can be fatal through blood poisoning.
The Loss of a Crown or a Filling
Losing a crown or a filling actually isn’t all that hard to do. In fact, chewing very solid foods, such a tough meat, can cause this to occur. Losing a crown or a filling is very common, so don’t be too shocked if/when it happens to you.
Now is the time to secure and protect the exposed tooth, which may also have exposed nerves. The best way to protect the tooth is to visit a drug store and pick up some dental cement, cover it using gauze, or even by stuffing a cotton ball into the hole.
Whatever method you chose, we must make one thing very clear – you need to protect that took until you can get to the emergency dental appointment we booked for you. If the tooth is exposed and unprotected for too long, it may be damaged to the point of no return. If this is the case, the emergency dentist will have no choice but to extract the tooth.
Needing an Emergency Tooth Extraction
Just the thought alone of possibly needing a tooth extraction is enough to scare patients away from seeing their dentist twice a year, as they should be. However, when it comes down to facing that reality and actually needing one to be done, that fear tends to double.
Fortunately for you, the procedure isn’t all that terrifying! Once the emergency dentist and their team have made sure that you are fully comfortable, which includes freezing the area the tooth will be extracted from, it can begin.
They will then start the extraction by using a special set of pliers to rock the tooth back and forth in the socket. Don’t worry, you won’t feel any pain, just some pressure. If they can’t extract it this way, however, your emergency dentist will need to break the tooth up into smaller pieces and extract them. Again, you will only feel some pressure, no pain!
Same Day Denture Repair in the Bronx
Because a lot of patients have come to us looking for help with same day denture repair in Bronx and emergency denture repair Bronx, we’ve added emergency dentists who work together with denture lab technicians to our network. Thanks to these additions, patients can go through the process of having a fitting done for dentures and even having their current pair go through repairs on the same day they go for the appointment we’ve booked for them.
First Choice – Emergency Room vs. Emergency Dentist
Sometimes you will need both an emergency room and an emergency dentist, but you need to figure out which one you’ll need to go see first, especially if you’re dealing with a time-sensitive and/or life-threatening problem.
You will need to go straight to your local emergency room to be treated by an emergency doctor if you are going through any serious trauma, especially when it comes to your head. Emergency room doctors treat trauma and help with your pain, but they are not equipped to save your teeth, unless they specifically have an emergency dentist on call or on staff, but that is very rarely seen.
If you’re experiencing any instance of a dental emergency that does not involve direct trauma to your head, call us straight away so we can book you an appointment. Your emergency dentist will be able to treat any injuries you may have, and may also be able to help with the pain, depending on who they have on staff at the time.