Emergency Dental Care
Raider Dentistry Cares About Your Dental Emergency
Dental emergencies can happen at any time. A severe toothache, a broken tooth, or losing a filling: these issues can occur day or night, and we at Raider Dentistry are here to help.
Same-Day Appointments & Walk-In Dental Care
If you are suffering from a dental emergency during office hours, just give us a call at (845) 628-3700. We often have openings for people who need same-day appointments. It is best to call first to reduce your waiting time, but if you are unable to call or if your dental situation is pressing, please come to our office. Walk-ins are welcome when you need urgent dental care. We understand, and we will do our best to see you as soon as possible to provide appropriate oral care and alleviate your suffering.
After Hours Dental Emergencies
Unfortunately, not all urgent dental situations happen during office hours. At Raider Dentistry, we do our best to answer off-hour calls. However, if we are not able to answer your call right away, you can leave a message and we will get back to you just as soon as we are able. And if you have a severe dental emergency, you may need to visit your nearest emergency room.
Common Dental Emergencies & What To Do
We see many different kinds of dental emergencies requiring urgent dental care. The list here covers the most common ones, and can help you make the best choices for relief of pain and a beneficial long-term outcome.
- Broken or chipped tooth. If you have broken off a piece of your tooth, perhaps by biting down on food or hard candy, or by an object hitting your tooth, you should call and make an appointment to come in as soon as you can. Sometimes larger fillings can weaken the tooth, allowing cracks to develop and eventually pieces of your tooth can break off. This is a situation to be cared for by the dentist. To help reduce the pain that you may feel, rinse your mouth with warm water. Holding an ice pack wrapped in cloth against your face can help reduce swelling.
- Tooth knocked out. If an entire tooth has been knocked out following some type of accident, the best thing to do is to try to save the tooth. Holding the tooth by the crown (top part, not the roots), rinse it in water gently. If there is any tissue still attached to it, don’t remove it. If possible, place the tooth back in the socket where it came from and carefully hold it there while you travel to the dentist. If you can’t do that, then submerge the tooth in a small container of milk and bring it with you to the dentist. Again, rinsing your mouth with warm water and using an ice pack for swelling are good measures to reduce your pain.
- Toothache. The pain of a toothache can be debilitating. Toothaches can have many origins, such as tooth decay, worn enamel, or cracks in the tooth. To determine the underlying reason, a visit to the dentist is necessary. Until you can get to the dentist, you can rinse your mouth with warm water, and you can gently floss around the affected tooth to dislodge any food particles that may be contributing to your pain.
- Abscessed tooth. A tooth abscess is usually a bacterial infection that develops a pocket of pus in the teeth or gums. Symptoms often include a toothache, a fever, foul-smelling breath, and swelling in the face or gums. This infection will not go away on its own and can spread to other areas if not treated. An abscessed tooth definitely calls for a visit to the dentist for treatment.
Contact Raider Dentistry For Your Dental Emergency
Don’t let pain stop you from getting emergency dental care. Call our office at (845) 628-3700 to let us know how we can serve you during your urgent dental situation. Whether you need a same-day appointment or if you decide to walk in to our office, we want to help. We care, we are experienced with most dental problems, and we will do our best to have you smiling again in no time!