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Dental Emergencies

Your Emergency Dentist in Tonawanda, NY

Dr. Mark Danziger and Dr. Brent Popovich treat patients with dental emergencies in Tonawanda and North Buffalo and understand how important getting help for a dental emergency is. They allow time in their schedules for emergency patients to be scheduled and seen in our dental office promptly. We.

Call our Tonawanda Emergency dentist at (716) 875-4243 to get help.

Severe Toothache and Trauma

When you are experiencing severe dental pain, all you want is relief, immediately.  A dental emergency can stop you from doing your job or attending to routine activities. Some people try a variety of remedies to alleviate their suffering including topical analgesic creams like Orajel to aspirin or even stronger pain relievers. Unfortunately, even if these solutions work temporarily, neglecting your dental health by avoiding the dentist will usually, only make things worse.

Don’t be a hero! There are many causes of tooth pain and some can indicate a serious condition. It is important to call us as soon as possible so that we can arrange for you to come in and have the problem diagnosed and treated. Below are some common causes of dental emergencies:

Pulpitis

Pulpitis refers to the inflammation of a tooth’s pulp, which is the tissue that fills the innermost area of a tooth. This is often caused by a bacterial infection secondary to a cavity or decay that has invaded the space. Symptoms include sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet foods and drinks, and generalized pain in the mouth or jaw. In very mild cases, it may be possible to fill the cavity and save the tooth. In most cases of pulpitis, root canal treatment or extraction is necessary.

Pulpitis can sometimes result from trauma or periodontitis (pyorrhea) which is a condition that is often localized to the soft tissue of the mouth but can indicate an underlying disease process. Antibiotics are often necessary. If you suspect that you have an infection call our Tonawanda emergency as soon as possible.

Abscessed Tooth

An abscess is a painful infection around the root of a tooth. Like pulpitis, it is usually due to extensive tooth decay. Symptoms may include fever, pain, redness, swelling, and a bitter or foul taste in the mouth.  Left untreated, an abscessed tooth can lead to serious complications that threaten both your dental and overall health.

Injury to Teeth

A loosened or dislodged tooth is always a dental emergency, whether it’s a permanent tooth that has become loose suddenly or one that has been knocked out completely. Even children who have lost primary (baby) teeth due to a fall or other injury should be seen by a dentist as soon as possible.

Attempt to locate the dislodged tooth and rinse gently with warm water, but do not disturb any natural fragments attached to the tooth. Try to reinsert the tooth (unless the patient is a child) making sure to face it the correct way. If not possible to reinsert, store the tooth in milk or water with a pinch of salt and call the office immediately.

We take your dental emergency very seriously and will make every effort to see you as soon as possible.  We are reachable during and after our regular business hours – Just call our office to reach someone night or day.

Dr. Mark Danziger and Dr. Brent Popovich – Your Tonawanda Emergency Dentist

Call us at (716) 875-4243 to get back to yourself.

Take a topical pain reliever.

The nature of the break or fracture will limit what the dentist is able to do.  If a fracture or crack extends into the root, root canal therapy may be the only effective way to retain the tooth.  In the case of a complete break, the dentist will usually affix the fragment back onto the tooth as a temporary measure.


Dislodged/loose teeth

When a tooth has been dislodged or loosened from its socket by trauma or decay, it might be possible to save it.  If the tooth remains in the mouth and attached to the blood vessels and nerves, there is a good chance root canal therapy will not be necessary.

It is important to call the dentist immediately to make an appointment.  In the meantime, use a cold compress and over-the-counter medications to relieve pain.  The dentist will reposition the tooth and add splints to stabilize it.  If the tooth fails to heal, root canal therapy may be required.

If you have questions or concerns about dental emergencies, please contact your dentist.

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