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When you suffer from a dental emergency, this means you need to seek treatment right away to avoid worsening discomfort or even tooth loss. Cracked, broken, or aching teeth are common examples of dental emergency situations that need immediate attention. Our team of talented periodontic experts in Geneva and Fairport, NY, can provide emergency dentistry to repair your smile!

Common Examples of Dental Emergencies

How do you know if you have a dental emergency? If you have sudden unexplained pain in your smile, or an object caught between your teeth that floss cannot remove, you should let us know. If a filling or crown is loose or lost, contact us immediately. If a prosthetic is damaged, or if you have damaged a tooth, then please reach out right away. These concerns can leave teeth vulnerable to issues like tooth decay and infection, and could cause stress and strain in your smile. Over time, major painful complications could arise.

Calling Our Team

When you or a member of your family sustains an injury or experiences another form of dental emergency, then call us right away. If the call is outside of normal business hours, then leave a message. We will reach out to you to find a time to see you quickly and to offer treatment to repair the injury or repair or replace your compromised restoration or prosthetic, so you can return to your normal routine and protect your smile from painful symptoms or the risk of eventual tooth loss.

Easing Your Initial Discomfort

You can also take steps to ease your initial discomfort. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever, and also use a piece of cloth or gauze to stem any bleeding. You can also place a cold compress to the side of your face to control selling. Never use anything but floss to try and dislodge objects caught in your smile, as this could manage teeth or gums. If a tooth is broken, try to recover any pieces, but if this isn’t possible, we can still repair the tooth. If a tooth is knocked out, pick it up but the crown only, never touch the roots, and place it in a sealed container of milk or salt water. Bring it with you to the office! Our team will then offer care to ease discomfort and repair the tooth, so you can resume your normal activities.

To protect your smile, be sure you wear a mouthguard if you play full contact sports. If you have any questions about emergency dentistry care, then reach out to our team today.


We want to provide care to address damaged or aching teeth, protecting your smile from complications. For more information on how our team addresses common dental emergencies, give us a call at our Fairport, NY office at 585.223.6040!