Dental Emergencies

Emergencies

Oral emergencies are frightening enough that you shouldn’t have to worry about where to find qualified emergency care. Fortunately, Dr. Matthew Hilmi is experienced and well qualified to treat your emergency needs at Mid-Hudson Oral and Maxillofacial Practice, PC.

His office is well equipped and ready to treat most injuries and unexpected dental issues. Whether you’ve had a tooth knocked out or are experiencing pain, the team can help you get rid of the pain and back on track.

If you believe you or a family member has an emergency, please call Mid-Hudson Oral and Maxillofacial Practice, PC right away at 845-340-1962. Our phone lines are open 24/7 and we will do everything we can to get you into the office and out of pain as quickly as possible.

What is considered an emergency?

Dental emergencies can happen at any time, and at any place. The practice can treat a wide range of urgent and emergent problems, including:

  • A missing tooth: A number of long-term problems can be caused by missing teeth, so it’s important to contact us quickly if one or more of your teeth go missing. There are a number of options, including a dental implant.
  • A loose tooth: While it’s expected for children, adults should never have loose teeth. Whether your loose tooth is caused by a recent facial injury or gum disease, you should visit our practice right away to avoid losing your tooth.
  • Swollen cheek or mouth: A number of reasons can cause swelling in or around the mouth. You may have an infected tooth, or you may need to have a wisdom tooth extracted. Regardless of the cause, it’s important to contact our office immediately.
  • Jaw pain: Pain in your jaw could be related to temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD). TMJ disorder occurs when the jaw becomes misaligned, whether by trauma or a pre-existing condition.
  • Severe mouth or tooth pain: If you experience discomfort or pain in your mouth, it’s important to seek help quickly and not just try to wait for it to disappear. Tooth pain could be a sign of an abscessed tooth, which needs to be extracted without delay.

Common Causes of Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies can result from a number of incidents and accidents. Some of the common causes of dental emergencies include:

  • Poor oral health
  • Sports injuries
  • Falls
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Fights

Contact Our Office Right Away

Don’t put off the urgent attention you need. Many oral emergencies only worsen over time. They can lead to infection, cracked teeth that continue to fracture deeper, and jaw pain that causes severe headaches. Getting your issue treated now will save you money, time, and discomfort in the future.

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