EMERGENCY DENTISTRY – Poughkeepsie

Emergency Dentistry

Do You Have A Dental Emergency? We’re here to help

At Wappingers Falls Dental Arts, we offer prompt and efficient treatment for all dental emergencies. From tooth pain and broken teeth or crowns to lost fillings, swollen gums, abscesses, and infected cuts, our experienced team is equipped to provide you with the necessary care to relieve your discomfort.

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Susan Gray
February 15, 2024

I came here because my prior dentist was not getting persistent stains off my teeth. Julianna and Karen were incredible! So friendly and thorough. My teeth are spotless and white —this is what leaving the dentist should feel like! So happy I switched to this practice.

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Steven Delsanto
February 15, 2024

Honestly I have been through to several Dentist in my life, searching for the right ones that can do the oral surgery that I needed. Needless to say, it’s been a huge struggle. Finally found the staff out Wappingers Falls dental arts and I honestly couldn’t be any happier. especially with the care they take Dr. James and Stacy men have been a godsent ..Together are amazing team and they made my surgery. Super smooth and extremely comfortable. I couldn’t imagine going anywhere else ever again!!

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Denise Rao
February 13, 2024

I would not go anywhere where else. They are great

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Douglas Vinson
February 8, 2024

Donna Joao is absolutely AMAZING

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Brittany Kanthak
February 1, 2024

Donna was great!!!!

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David Fuimarello
January 4, 2024

Friendly professional staff, 5 star , won't go anywhere Else and I've been to a few

Identifying a Dental Emergency:

A dental emergency can occur at any time, and it is essential to recognize the signs to get immediate treatment. Here are some signs to look for:

  • Intense pain
  • Bleeding from the mouth
  • Swelling in the mouth, face, or neck
  • Loose or knocked-out teeth
  • Broken or cracked teeth
  • Difficulty chewing or speaking

If you experience any of these symptoms, it is crucial to seek emergency dental care.

Examples of Dental Emergencies:

Dental emergencies come in different forms, ranging from mild to severe. Here are some examples of dental emergencies:

  • Toothache
  • Broken or cracked tooth
  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Object caught between teeth
  • Lost filling or crown
  • Jaw injury

Dealing with a Broken, Cracked, or Lost Tooth:

A broken or cracked tooth can be painful and uncomfortable, but prompt treatment can prevent further damage. Here are some tips for dealing with a broken, cracked, or lost tooth:

  • Rinse your mouth with warm water
  • Apply a cold compress to the affected area
  • Try to save any broken or chipped pieces of the tooth
  • Use dental wax to cover any sharp edges
  • Seek emergency dental care immediately

Lost Cap, Crown, or Damaged Bridge:

A damaged crown, cap, or bridge can be uncomfortable and cause further damage if left untreated. Here’s what you can do if you lose a cap, crown, or bridge:

  • Save the crown, cap, or bridge if possible
  • Rinse your mouth with warm water
  • Apply dental cement or petroleum jelly to the affected tooth
  • Seek emergency dental care as soon as possible

Intense Toothache: Causes and Treatment:

A toothache can range from mild to severe and may be caused by different factors. Here are some common causes of toothache:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Trauma to the tooth
  • Infection or abscess

Toothache treatment depends on the cause, and it may include antibiotics, filling or root canal, or tooth extraction. It is important to see an emergency dentist as soon as possible.

Addressing Accidental Damage from Injury:

Accidental damage to the mouth, teeth, or jaw can be painful and require immediate attention. Here are some tips for addressing accidental damage:

  • Rinse your mouth with warm water
  • Apply a cold compress to the affected area
  • Save any broken pieces of the tooth or object
  • Seek emergency dental care immediately

Oral Pain or Swelling: What to Do:

Oral pain or swelling can be caused by different factors, and it is important to get prompt treatment. Here are some tips for dealing with oral pain or swelling:

  • Rinse your mouth with warm salt water
  • Apply a cold compress to the affected area
  • Take over-the-counter pain relievers
  • Seek emergency dental care if the pain or swelling persists

Overcoming Fear of the Dentist:

Dental anxiety is common and can prevent people from seeking necessary dental care. Here are some tips for overcoming fear of the dentist:

  • Talk to your dentist about your fears and concerns
  • Ask about sedation or relaxation techniques
  • Practice relaxation techniques before your appointment
  • Bring a friend or family member for support

Dental Emergencies Without Insurance:

Dental emergencies can be costly, especially without insurance. Here are some options for emergency dental care without insurance:

  • Look for community health clinics or dental schools
  • Research dental financing options
  • Ask your dentist about payment plans or discounts
  • Consider dental insurance or a dental savings plan

What To Do With You’re Experiencing A Dental Emergency:

Contact Us At Wappingers Falls Dental Arts to schedule your same-day appointment. Our team is here to provide you with the care and support you need during this difficult time.

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