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When you have a dental emergency, it’s important to know exactly what you need to do in order to minimize long-term damage. Even the smallest of issues, like a chipped tooth, can turn into a big problem.

Today, we’re going to take a look at some advice that applies to all emergencies. You can use these tips to help you out with most any dental emergency.

Find the tooth
A lot of dental emergencies are knocked-out teeth, where patients come in to see a dentist to have their tooth reinserted into their gums. Dr. Sunny Pannu and Dr. Kierian Nwugwo love to save teeth, but they can’t do it without the original tooth. There’s little we can do to help without the tooth.

Manage bleeding
There’s always a lot of blood involved when a head or mouth wound is in play. They may not hurt as bad as other wounds, but they’ll make more of a mess. Applying pressure to the wounded area is a must. If you can stop, or at least manage, the bleeding, our team here at New York Dental Group in Vestal, New York, will have a much easier time of quickly fixing your damage.

Don’t panic
Remember that getting overly upset won’t help anything in this process. While a dental emergency is certainly stressful, there are a ton of different restorative dentistry options available to help you should it come to that. We’re here helping you with each part of the experience. You can help us by staying calm.

To learn more, give us a call today at 607-777-1340.