Dental Emergencies Specialist

Glenmont Dental

Dentist located in Glenmont, NY

If you have an abscessed tooth or experienced an injury to your teeth or gums, you need dental attention immediately. No matter the nature of your dental emergency, Michael Conte, DDS, at Glenmont Dental in Glenmont, New York, has the expertise to take care of dental emergencies for your whole family. Call the practice to speak with a friendly team member.

Dental Emergencies Q & A

What do dental emergencies treat?

If you’ve had an injury to your mouth, or if you’re experiencing severe pain in your tooth, you should see Dr. Conte at Glenmont Dental right away. 

Issues classified as dental emergencies include:

  • Substantial bleeding
  • Loss of a permanent tooth or teeth
  • Damaged crowns, bridges, or dentures
  • Tooth damage
  • Loss of filling
  • Swollen gums
  • Abscess
  • Broken tooth

If you experience any kind of oral health issues, see Dr. Conte as soon as possible to prevent more serious conditions from developing.

What if my tooth gets knocked out?

If your tooth has been knocked out, you have a dental emergency and should see Dr. Conte at Glenmont Dental immediately. Before arriving, you need to take action to increase your chances of saving your tooth.

Gently rinse your mouth with warm water and rinse your knocked-out tooth, being careful not to touch its roots. Then try to insert the tooth back into the socket and slowly bite down on it. Do your best to hold it in place until you can get to Dr. Conte.

If you can’t get your tooth back in its socket, then keep it in your mouth or put it in a glass of milk to keep the roots from drying out. This can help Dr. Conte save your tooth.

If you can’t find the tooth that’s been knocked out, put gauze over your socket and bite down gently to stop any bleeding. Then head to Glenmont Dental for immediate care.

What can I do to prevent dental emergencies?

If your teeth are decayed, you’re more likely to experience damage. That’s why it’s important to practice good oral hygiene and see Dr. Conte at Glenmont Dental for regular check-ups to ensure that your teeth and gums stay healthy. 

If you have crowns or fillings, your dentist can monitor their condition and restore them if needed. If you play sports or participate in recreational activities, it’s always best to wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth and gums from injury. 

As a leading practice in Glenmont, Glenmont Dental uses the most advanced, pain-free techniques for all dental emergencies. 

Call the practice today if you need immediate attention for an oral health concern.