Emergency Dentistry

Hayley L. Barocas, DMD -  - Cosmetic Dentist

Hayley L. Barocas, DMD

Cosmetic Dentist & Family Dentist located in Stamford, CT

Tooth or mouth trauma can happen at any time of day or night. If you have a dental emergency and require immediate care, Hayley L. Barocas DMD, LLC, and her experienced dental team in Stamford, Connecticut, are here for you. They offer emergency dentistry services to repair tooth damage, restore your smile, and prevent serious complications. Schedule a same-day appointment with Hayley L. Barocas DMD, LLC, by phone or online today, or simply walk in.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is immediate dental care you receive that’s necessary to save a tooth, treat an injury or infection, or prevent serious oral health complications. Dr. Barocas and her team are here for you any time of the day and offer same-day appointments for dental emergencies. She understands the importance of and is well-equipped to manage urgent situations.

What is emergency dentistry used for?

Emergency dentistry at Hayley L. Barocas DMD, LLC, is available for the following situations that might require immediate dental care:

  • A tooth infection
  • Severe tooth pain
  • A knocked-out tooth
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
  • A damaged crown, bridge, or other dental restoration
  • Damaged dentures
  • Objects stuck in the mouth

Seeking immediate attention for a dental emergency can save your tooth.

What should I do during a dental emergency?

If you experience a dental emergency, knowing what to do until you arrive at Hayley L. Barocas DMD, LLC, is critical.

Stuck objects

If you have an object stuck in your teeth or mouth, try to remove it gently with floss but avoid using pointed or sharp instruments to get the item out. Dr. Barocas can safely remove it.

Toothaches

If you have a toothache, rinse your mouth with warm water. Apply ice to the area to relieve discomfort and see Dr. Barocas and her team right away.

Cracked teeth

If you experience a cracked tooth, rinse your mouth with warm water. Apply a cold compress to your face and get to the office of Hayley L. Barocas DMD, LLC, as soon as you can.

Knocked out teeth

If a permanent tooth gets knocked out, save the tooth and keep it moist. Place it back in its socket, between your gums and cheek, in milk, or an ADA-approved tooth preservation product if you have it, then see Dr. Barocas and her team right away.

Soft tissue damage

If you have a laceration in your lip, gums, or tongue, apply pressure to the area to stop the bleeding. Rinse it with warm water and apply ice to the wound until you arrive at the office of Hayley L. Barocas DMD, LLC.

How can I prevent a dental emergency?

While you can’t always prevent a dental emergency, you can reduce your risk of experiencing one. Wear a mouthguard when playing sports, don’t use your teeth to open packages, and avoid chewing on popcorn kernels, ice, and hard candy.

The next time you experience a dental emergency, trust Dr. Barocas and her team with your care. Schedule a same-day appointment by phone or online – or simply walk in today.

Our Services

 



WHITE FILLINGS



DENTURES



DENTAL HYGIENE



EMERGENCY DENTISTRY



TEETH WHITENING



VENEERS



ROOT CANAL



RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY