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Emergency Dentistry Specialist

RyeSmiles Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry located in Rye, NY

Not all emergencies happen during business hours. That’s why Deborah Troy, DDS, and Charles Yau, DDS, are available for emergency visits at RyeSmiles Pediatric Dentistry in Downtown Rye, New York. The doctors are on call weekends, holidays, and every night. A provider is always on call to answer your child’s emergencies. To learn more about the emergency dentistry services offered at RyeSmiles Pediatric Dentistry, call the office or book online today.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is any type of dental pain or injury that requires immediate attention. Dental emergencies can happen at any time, which is why a provider is always on call at RyeSmiles Pediatric Dentistry. Simply call the office, and one of the dentists receives a page: one of the doctors will call you back within minutes.  If your concern requires emergency care, they take the appropriate next steps.

What qualifies as a dental emergency?

Don’t hesitate to call RyeSmiles Pediatric Dentistry if you believe your child has a dental emergency, such as:

  • A knocked-out tooth
  • A cracked or broken tooth
  • A lost filling
  • A persistent toothache
  • Sudden, severe tooth pain
  • Gum lacerations
  • Facial swelling related to a tooth
  • Uncontrolled bleeding from the mouth after sustaining an injury

If the team determines your child needs emergency treatment, they make sure to set up an emergency dentistry visit.

What should I do if my child needs emergency dentistry?

The team at RyeSmiles Pediatric Dentistry urges you to call the office right away after a dental emergency, but there are steps you can take while you wait for your visit.

Knocked-out teeth

If your child has a knocked-out tooth, try to locate it right away. Gently rinse off any bacteria, but be careful not to touch the tooth roots. Once clean, try to insert the tooth back into its socket, roots facing the gums.

Finally, ask your child to bite down to keep the tooth carefully in place. If you can’t reinsert the tooth, store it in a cup of milk or saliva to preserve it. Make sure to bring the tooth to your child’s emergency visit.

Broken teeth

A broken tooth can be painful. If your child’s mouth is tender and swollen, help reduce the swelling with an ice pack. If necessary, anti-inflammatory pain relievers can reduce their discomfort. Try to locate the piece of the broken tooth if you can and bring it with you to your emergency visit.

Severe tooth pain

Severe tooth pain is typically the result of deep decay. It’s a sign that your child may have a tooth infection that requires emergency treatment. If your child’s face is swollen, apply an ice pack.

Gum laceration

If your child has cut gums, apply pressure to the area for 3-5 minutes. That should help stop the bleeding. If the bleeding continues or worsens, you should head to your local emergency room.

Call RyeSmiles Pediatric Dentistry, or schedule an appointment online if you have a child with a dental emergency.