Emergency Dentistry

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Emergency Dentistry services offered in Pomona and Bronx, NY and Greenwich, CT

When an unexpected dental issue arises, knowing where to turn can make a world of difference. For many residents of Greenwich, Connecticut, as well as Pomona, New York, and the Bronx borough of New York City, cosmetic and general dentistry specialists Sangeeta Sethi, DDS, and Ramji Sethi, DDS, of Sethi Dental are the preferred emergency dentistry providers of choice. Same-day and walk-in visits are available, and less urgent booking needs can be met online or by phone. 

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is an area of dental practice focused on addressing sudden, unexpected dental issues. As with medical emergencies, a dental emergency can arise at any time of day or night, often when the timing is least convenient. Having a trusted team to turn to makes it easier to navigate these challenging scenarios. 

One way to determine if your situation is a dental emergency is to think about how long you can comfortably wait to have your need addressed by your dentist. If you cannot wait for a routinely scheduled office visit, then emergency dentistry is likely the right approach. 

What are some issues that can be treated through emergency dentistry?

The dentists at Sethi Dental can address a wide range of emergency dental needs. Some of the issues that bring people in for urgent dental care include:

  • Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
  • Detached crown or lost filling
  • Severe dental pain
  • Swollen or painful gum tissue
  • Object wedged between teeth or in gums
  • Lacerations to the tongue or other soft oral tissues
  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Signs of infection

If you or a loved one encounters any of these conditions, Sethi Dental is here to help. 

What should I do if I have an urgent dental issue?

The first thing to do is to try and remain calm, which is often easier said than done. Take a moment to assess your surroundings and ensure you are safe. If your dental injuries occurred during a sports injury or traumatic injury, make sure you haven’t sustained more serious bodily injuries before turning your attention to your dental needs. 

If you are experiencing bleeding, find a piece of gauze or clean cloth to bite down on to slow or stop the bleeding. If you’ve lost a tooth, try to locate the tooth and place it back in the socket if possible. 

Call Sethi Dental to explain your circumstances and receive guidance on your next steps. In many cases, a same-day or walk-in visit is an option. You’ll learn what to do as you prepare for your emergency dental visit, and every effort is made to save healthy teeth and preserve optimal dental health. Keep in mind that online and phone booking are always options for less time-sensitive scheduling needs.