At Mapleridge Children & Adult Dentistry, we understand that you can’t always predict when you’re going to have a dental emergency. Accidents can happen at any time, after all, and you can’t always wait to have a cracked or broken tooth fixed. There are also times when a chronic condition reaches a crisis point. That’s why you need to know that we offer after-hours emergency service to the entire Liverpool, NY area.
Dr. Saini is both compassionate and experienced with kids, making it easy to get the same quality of care during an emergency that you expect during regular visits. If your child has persistent tooth pain, it is probably a good idea to call for emergency dental care. Check for food particles between the teeth and try a thorough brushing and flossing. If pain persists, there could be an abscess, and that needs to be cared for immediately. Abscesses can be caused by:
It’s vital that you follow up with your regular dentist to find the root cause of the problem and prevent it from recurring.
If a tooth is knocked out and whole, the first thing you should do is clean the area with a cool salt water solution. The second thing you should do is call our practice. Keep the tooth with you and handle it carefully to avoid getting bacteria on the end that contacts the gums. Broken teeth and damaged knocked out teeth might require a crown or even a full tooth replacement, but you won’t know unless you get care.
Broken teeth are especially challenging because waiting to take care of them can cost you the whole tooth, and often the pain from the injury persists until then too. We can take emergency measures to make you comfortable while you wait for a follow-up visit tooth replacement, and then you can come back for that procedure when you are ready.
When you need an emergency dentist in Liverpool, NY, we are here to help. All you need to do is contact us and explain the situation. We’ll tell you what you need to do from there to get set up with the care you need to be safe, comfortable, and healthy. If you’re looking for non-emergency services, including follow-up appointments after a dental emergency, you can make a regular appointment online.