Dental emergencies occur when a patient has trauma, pain, or an infection that can not wait for a regular appointment. Dr. Aimee Kraft offers prompt, effective emergency treatment to patients of all ages. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please contact Aimee Kraft DDS in Brooklyn Heights in New York, so her staff can advise you on what to do and they can prepare for your arrival.
Dental Emergency Q & A
What is a dental emergency?
A dental emergency is a dental problem that requires immediate professional treatment. Some of the most common examples of dental emergencies include:
- Facial Swelling
- Severe jaw pain or toothaches
- Knocked out teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Damaged dentures
- Damaged veneers
- Damaged dental implants
- Broken crowns or bridges
- Loose teeth
- Chronic discoloration or rough patches in your mouth
How quickly can a patient with a dental emergency expect to be seen?
Dr. Kraft always try to see patients with dental emergencies on the same day. However, if a same-day appointment isn’t available, Dr. Kraft will see you as soon as she can. She will also provide self-care instructions you can use to deal with the issue while you wait for your appointment. To ensure you get an appointment as soon as possible, please call our office as soon as you know you’ll need emergency treatment.
How can patients prevent emergency situations?
Some dental emergencies are unavoidable; however, you may be able to reduce the risk of emergency situations. Brush and floss your teeth daily, and always keep your cleaning and checkup appointments with Dr. Kraft. If you participate in high-impact sports or other activities that put your teeth at risk, wear an appropriate mouth guard for protection. In addition, you should also avoid any activities that put too much stress on your teeth, such as using them as a tool to open things. Also, don’t chew hard candies and ice as they can cause damage.