Dental Emergency in Pawling

Your dentist in Pawling can help you when you have a dental emergency

Nevid Dental Treats Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies can be painful, and they tend to happen at very inconvenient times. When you have one, being able to visit an emergency dental clinic gives you a much better chance of retaining your smile. No matter if you get a tooth knocked out, chip your tooth, or you're in severe pain from an abscess, dental emergencies can range from disruptive to life-threatening.


At Nevid Dental, our dedicated staff understands how important it is to offer same-day emergency dental care to our patients in Pawling. We know that time is critical in an emergency, and we make it quick and easy to get an appointment. However, it's also important to note that not every dental problem is an emergency, and we want you to know when to call for help and what to do if something happens. 

What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

 For something to be an emergency, it's a problem with your health that needs immediate attention from medical staff. Broken braces, broken or chipped teeth, an abscessed tooth, severe pain, or a knocked-out tooth all fall into the category of dental emergencies. There are smaller problems that could potentially wait until regular business hours without negatively impacting your health. For example, maybe you noticed your filling came loose or you chipped your tooth while eating. If this happens, you may want to wait and call when Nevid Dental opens for treatment. However, if you are bleeding or are in severe pain, you will want to visit our office in Pawling to visit the emergency dentist as quickly as you can.

When to Call Emergency Services

 Throughout the United States, dental emergencies account for less than 5% of all emergency room visits. As we touched on, not every oral health issue is necessarily an emergency that needs immediate care. But, if you have a severe problem like trouble breathing or uncontrolled bleeding, call 911. A few other common issues that can require emergency intervention include severe head trauma or a broken jaw. It's also a good idea to call for help if you're unsure if you're having an emergency or not, just to be on the safe side.

Preparing for Dental Emergencies

 A dental emergency can be scary, but knowing what to do ahead of time can help you stay calm until you can get to the dentist. 

Bleeding or Soft Tissue Injury


  • Make a saltwater rinse by adding 1/2 teaspoon of table salt to eight ounces of water.

  • Rinse with your saltwater and use a clean piece of gauze or cloth to apply pressure.

  • If you can't stop the bleeding with pressure or if the bleeding is severe, call 911.

Broken or Chipped Teeth

  • Gently rinse your mouth with water to clean the impacted area.

  • Apply gentle pressure with a clean cloth if you're bleeding.

  • To reduce swelling, apply ice or a cold compress to your face.

  • Gather any tooth fragments you see and go to the dentist.

Knocked-Out Tooth

  • Hold the tooth by the crown, avoiding the roots, and gently rinse it under warm water.

  • Slide the tooth back into the socket and bite down to hold it in place.

  • If the tooth doesn't slide back in, don't force it into place. You can put it in milk to keep it moist.

  • Visit Nevid Dental for emergency dental care.

Severe Dental Pain

  • Clean the area by rinsing it with warm water.

  • Remove any stuck food particles by flossing around the area. These particles can cause gum irritation and make it more painful.

  • Don't put any painkillers like aspirin on the area because you can damage the tissue.

  • Reduce any swelling by gently applying a cold compress.

  • Schedule an appointment with Nevid Dental.

Schedule Same-day Appointments for Emergency Dental Care at Nevid Dental

Being able to visit an emergency dental office as soon as you have a problem can help save your tooth. This is why we’re happy to offer same-day appointments for our patients in Pawling at our family dental clinic. We want to prevent more damage from occurring and help manage and reduce your pain levels as quickly as possible. However, we encourage you to remember that not every dental issue is an emergency, but if you have severe pain or bleeding, we recommend calling 911 for assistance.


We will help return your beautiful smile at Nevid Dental and protect your oral health. We encourage you to contact our friendly and professional staff to schedule an appointment for immediate dental care from our family dentists.

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