One of the most important things you have to consider when choosing a dentist is how available they will be to you in the event of a dental emergency.

Dr. Thomas Pray in Saratoga Springs, NY, will always be available to you if dental emergencies occur. But with that in mind, let’s talk about what exactly constitutes a dental emergency.

You Have Lost a Filling

This is an inconvenience. It is not an emergency. You are not likely to be in unbearable pain, or lose a whole lot of functionality in your mouth. So although it is not overly pleasant, it is not an emergency. You should still try and make an appointment with us as soon as possible to replace the filling though.

You Have a Broken Tooth

This may or may not be an dental emergency. If you are bleeding excessively, then it most certainly is an dental emergency. If when you bite, you are cutting into your cheeks, then it is probably an emergency. A mere broken tooth that is not causing pain, and is not causing bleeding in your mouth, however, is not a dental emergency. This is something you should also come see us about at the earliest available appointment.

You Have Sustained a Blow to Your Mouth That Has Knocked Out One or More Teeth

This is an emergency. We want to save your teeth, so by all means, call us immediately, and we will make every effort to get you in to see us as quickly as possible. If your tooth has been completely removed, try and place it back into your mouth, if it won’t stay, place it in milk until you come to see us.

We think you get the idea. Minor or cosmetic issue are not emergencies.  Anything that could compromise your dental health most definitely is an emergency. So if you have taken a huge blow to your mouth, if anything has occurred that has knocked out your teeth, or damaged them to the point where you think they may not be able to be restored, then you should contact us and we will get you in right away.

Contact Us

If you have a dental emergency that needs immediate attention, then contact us ASAP. You can contact Dr. Thomas Pray in Saratoga Springs at 518-885-8321. We will always do everything in our power to make sure that you get the treatment you need. Make sure to like us on Facebook to receive updates on our latest blogs and more!