Unfortunately, dental emergencies happen, whether it’s a cracked tooth, a lost crown, swollen gums, mouth infection, extreme tooth pain, or something worse.
Getting emergency dental care can be critical — but choosing just any dentist can pose complications later on. So it’s best to seek emergency care from a qualified dentist, one who can provide urgent, emergency dental treatment — and provide any necessary long-term care afterward.
An Experienced Emergency Dentist
Fortunately, Dr. Carangelo is an emergency dentist in Webster, NY, serving the greater Rochester area. Dr. Carangelo and the staff at BayRidge Dental are experienced with providing emergency dental care. They provide excellent, complete dental care, and urgent same-day appointments for practically every kind of dental emergency.
Just like they do during routine visits, they help keep things as calm and comfortable as possible during urgent dental treatment. And just as important, they can provide complete follow-up care, and routine dentistry services afterward as well.
Be Prepared for Dental Emergencies
It’s always best to be prepared. And taking a few minutes right now can make a critical difference later, should you, a member of your family, or someone at work ever have a dental emergency.
Here are a few things to know and have in case of a dental emergency (and other emergencies as well).
Critical Information to Have Available
- Medications & Ailments
Just like a medical doctor, a dentist needs to know if a patient is taking any medication, whether prescription or over-the-counter. And a dentist also needs to know about any significant health problems and ailments as well.
This can be critical, especially since dental emergencies may involve food — and food allergies.
- Blood type
Rushing to the dentist for emergency care is not the best time to discover that your sister-in-law or boss has AB-negative blood type.
It’s also wise to keep the number of an emergency dentist in your contacts list:
Dr. Carangelo, BayRidge Dental: (585) 347-4884
Keeping the number to BayRidge Dental handy is a good idea anyway, since they can tell you what to do during a dental emergency. For example, for a cracked tooth, it’s best to “immediately rinse the mouth with warm water to clean the area. Put cold compresses on the face to keep any swelling down,” as noted by the American Dental Association.
Keep Calm & Smile On …
Taking precautions and having critical information available can make a big difference. And it can make a major difference, especially if a medical emergency should arise while during emergency dental treatment.
And it’s best to be prepared since dental emergencies may involve extreme mouth pain — and people may not be able to talk and tell you critical information.
Taking a moment to be prepared means you’ll likely be able to better assist should a dental emergency arise: the more prepared you are, the more likely you’ll be able to help keep others calm and help prevent an emergency situation from getting worse (which is one of the best things you can do during an emergency).